McDonogh's Chanel Lattimer made sure that a chilly rain wasn't the only thing falling yesterday at Calvert Hall.
The junior sprinting standout toppled meet records in the 100 and 400, and ran the anchor leg in the record-breaking 4 x 400 relay, leading the Eagles to their second straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland championship.
McDonogh won with 116 points, followed by Bryn Mawr (92) and regular-season league champion Catholic (85).
In the boys competition, Alan McDavid won the 100, 200 and 400 to lead Calvert Hall to its third straight Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association title. The host Cardinals claimed six events and scored 147 points to beat out McDonogh (103), Gilman (97) and Mount St. Joseph (96).
Lattimer broke her own meet records in both events, winning the 100 in 12.0 seconds and the 400 in 56.8, shattering her old mark by 2.3 seconds. She was disqualified in Thursday's 200 qualifier."I didn't even know what the records were, so I just went and tried to run my best," said Lattimer.
McDavid had similar results for Calvert Hall, winning the three sprints and running the anchor leg in a come-from-behind win in the 4x100 relay.
Spalding's Kelly Zuknick continued her dominance in distance events, winning the 800 and 1,600.
Notre Dame Prep's Erin MacNabb also had a meet to remember, clearing 6-foot-6 to win the league's inaugural pole vault competition.
Class 4A North
Between them, Stephanie Kuehne, Ida Bernstein, Tenke Zoltani and Valerie Anderson rang up 90 points as the Dulaney girls registered a 176 to 135.5 victory over Western in the 4A North Region qualifier at Hereford High.
In the boys' competition, Baltimore County champ Woodlawn was outdistancing City champ Mervo, 193-141 as a half-dozen of its athletes were scoring between 18 and 22 points individually.
The top performers in the meet were Sharronda Boone of Western, who won both dashes and the long jump, and Norman Forrest of Mervo with a win in the long jump, a second in the triple jump and six points on the track.
Class 2A North
Hereford High's girls learned a valuable lesson at the region qualifier for next weekend's state track and field championships: namely, cover all the events with participants and good things can happen.
Hereford rolled to victory over Catonsville, 126-92, and eight other teams by picking up points where maybe it didn't expect them in the past. For instance, Hereford outscored the field, 18-0, by having the only two participants in the triple jump. Poly won the boys competition, 114-92, over Owings Mills with host Hereford finishing third.
Top individual point scorers were Anatasia Mukhina of Towson and Angie Speed of Hereford with 26 apiece and Courtney Pointer of Overlea with 24.
-- Phil Jackman
Class 3A North
Depending on how you look at it, defending regional champion Randallstown either had a great day yesterday, or a bad one.
The Ram boys defended their 3A North Region championship for a third consecutive year. However, Randallstown's girls, who won last year's title, finished third behind Franklin in yesterday's championships at Lansdowne. Eastern Tech's girls finished second.
Franklin's girls team, which narrowly missed winning the Baltimore County Division II title this season, was paced by junior Margo Becker. Becker won the 1,600 meter run, the 3,200 meter run, and ran a leg for Franklin's victorious 4x800 meter relay team."It meant a lot for us to win this," said Becker. "We felt we should have won our division so we thought we had something to prove."
Other multiple girls winners included Randallstown's Jackie Brown (100 and 200) and Fallston's Jannette Saltzman (100 and 300 meter hurdles).
-- Mike Frainie