Nagle, Yerkes lift Broadneck to title; Old Mill boys win

THE BALTIMORE SUN

LANDOVER -- For those who thought the Broadneck girls indoor track and field team would be powerless without the recently graduated Lauren Centrowitz, think again.

Senior Emily Nagle and junior Robin Yerkes collected three wins each to pace the No. 10 Bruins to their fourth consecutive Anne Arundel County championship at the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex last night.

The boys crown went to No. 2 Old Mill for the second straight year and sixth time in nine seasons.

The story of the meet, however, was Broadneck's defense of a title that some suspected would vacate the Bruins after the departure of Centrowitz.

But Nagle scored victories in the 800 (2 minutes, 23.4 seconds) and the 1,600 (5:20.0) and joined junior Sarah Candell, sophomore Carly Hamill and freshman Alyssa Haglund to pick up the 3,200 relay (10:04.3).

Yerkes repeated as the county champion in the 55 (7.1 seconds) and the 300 (40.7 seconds) and surprised observers by collecting the 55 hurdles (9.1 seconds) as Broadneck compiled 102 points.

"We're not the same team without Lauren," said Yerkes, who broke her own county record of 41.7 seconds in the 300 set last season and tied the 55 record set by Severna Park's Karen Taylor in 1982. "But it seems we're doing OK without her."

Broadneck also earned a win from sophomore Tait Woodward in the 3,200 (11:40.2).

Severna Park finished second with 79.3 points as junior Jennine Strange took the 500 (1:22.2) and teamed with seniors Jessica Prue and Katie Turner and junior Rebecca Myers to capture the 1,600 relay (4:18.6).

North County sophomore Cynthia Windesheim owned the jumps as she swept the high jump (5 feet, 2 inches), the long jump (a county-record 15 feet, 8 inches) and the triple jump (a county-record 31 feet, 10 inches).

Other winners included Northeast junior Nicole Sohn in the shot put (31 feet, 4 inches), Chesapeake senior Heather Millford in the pole vault (a county-record 9 feet, 6 inches) and Chesapeake in the 800 relay (1:53.2).

On the boys side, the Patriots accumulated 153 points off victories from junior Ryan Callahan in the 55 (a county record-tying 6.2 seconds) and the 300 (a county record-tying 35.5 seconds), senior Kyle Rauser in the 800 (a county-record 1:59.6), junior Isiah Johnson in the long jump (19 feet, 4 inches), senior Ethan Burney in the triple jump (42 feet, 3 inches) and senior Chris Bryant in the pole vault (12 feet, 6 inches).

Rauser, who teamed with senior Erik Rucker, junior Chris Bridges and sophomore Alex Warehime to collect the 3,200 relay (8:24.9) title, shaved nearly two seconds off the previous county 800 record of 2:01.3 that he established last year.

"I tried to save a little bit for the 800," said Rauser, who admitted being exhausted after placing second in the 500. "I was kind of shooting for 1:58, but 1:59 will do."

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