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Westminster girls dominate in field, win CMC championships


LINGANORE - Dominating the field events, Westminster's girls won the Central Maryland Conference track championships last night over Thomas Johnson, 133-129 1/2 .

Five Owls won individual titles with Ashley Schoenbeck and Rachel Imhoff each winning two titles and Katie Selby setting a meet record in the discus. Schoenbeck won the 100 in 12.5 and the 200 in 26.1. Her 200 victory was crucial for the Owls, because she defeated runner-up Thomas Johnson's Jennifer Spivey by two-tenths of a second.

The Owls won unexpected points in distance events that were crucial.

Also crucial for the Owls was Kaitlin Golden's fourth place in the pole vault, the meet's final event. She edged Thomas Johnson's sixth-place Brittany Crum, 8-6 to 8-0.

Imhoff won the long jump at 16 feet, 10 inches and the 300 hurdles in 47.4.

Other Owls winning titles included Kim Moon in the triple jump at 33 feet, 10 1/4 inches, Mary Skal in the shot put at 35-08 3/4 and Kim Moon in the triple jump at 33-10 1/4 .

Others who scored points for Westminster included: Nancy Hayes (fourth, 1600), Kate Henshaw (fifth, 1600), Katie Selby (fourth, shot), Tara Calegary (third, 3200), Jessica Price (fourth, 3200), Steph Nilson (fourth, long jump and third, triple jump) and Mary Skal (fifth, discus).

Westminster finished second in the 400 and 800 relays and sixth in the 1600 relay.

Two North Carroll girls also won individual tiles. Colleen Lawson of North Carroll captured the 3200 meters in 12:01, and Aislinn Sowash won the 100 hurdles in 15.4.

The Westminster boys finished third with 78 points behind Frederick's 155 points and Thomas Johnson's 102 points.

Troy Borneman of Westminster set a meet record in the boys high jump with 6-04 1/2 .

Andy Kuchera of Westminster won the pole vault at 13 feet.

The Liberty boys 800 relay team of J. D. Egolf, Ryan Ford, John Kinch and Jimi Damaska set a meet record of 1:31.8, breaking the old record of 1:32.9. Egolf also won the 200 dash in 22.9.

"It's nice to repeat as CMC champions," Westminster coach Tom Fisher said. "Rachel Imhoff had an outstanding meet winning the long jump and 300 hurdles and anchoring the second-place 400 and 800 relays. She made up ground in both those events and had a busy day.

"We scored in almost every event and you can't ask for much more than that. It was really a great day for the kids. Well-deserved because they work so hard. This is something you shoot for from the beginning of the year."

"We were especially pleased with a freshman [Kim Moon] winning the triple jump. It's always special when a freshman wins. Golden did a great job in the pole vault and our distance girls were a nice surprise."

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