Track: Edgewood's Brandon Chase sets new county record in 400

It was a record-setting day for Brandon Chase in the Howard County Invitational track and field meet Saturday at Reservoir High School.

The Edgewood senior broke two meet records in winning the 400- and 200-meter dashes. He also set the Harford County record in the 400 with a fully automatic time of 48.78 seconds.


The county record of 48.7 was set in 1983 by Charles Johnson of Joppatowne and tied in 1996 by Dondre Gilliam of Aberdeen. Both performances were hand-timed. Chase's automatic time is superior based upon the standard correction of 0.14 second for races of 400 or longer. Chase ran 21.86 in winning the 200 Saturday.

Athletes from Aberdeen, Edgewood and Joppatowne won a total of 10 events and Aberdeen won the girls' team title. The Eagles scored 71 1/2 points to win by six points over Wootton High School of Rockville. The Joppatowne girls finished sixth.


Jimmia McClusky was a double winner for Aberdeen, taking the 100 in 12.56 and the 200 in 25.31. Teammate Kirsten Bond took third in the 100 in 12.90 and Joppatowne's Brittany Meades was third in the 200 in 26.12.

Shawnta Bradford won the shot put at 35-4 1/2 and threw a conference-leading 107-1 in the discus for third place. The Eagles also won the 4x100 relay in 49.80 and tied with Joppatowne for fourth in the 4x400 in 4:23.0

Edgewood's Wilhelmina Austin won the 100 hurdles in 15.44, nipping Joppatowne's Breana Hagwood by 0.05. Austin was second in the long jump at 17-2 1/2 and second in the triple jump at 35-9 1/4, bettering the meet record in the latter. Aberdeen's Nia Alleyne was third at 35-3.

The Joppatowne team of Meads, Hagwood, Kaylah Mitchell and Imoni Heard won the 4x200 relay in 1:48.21. Mitchell placed third in the 400 in 63.12.

The Edgewood boys' team placed fifth among 26 schools with victories by Chase, Ray King in the triple jump, 43-9, and the 4x100 relay team in 43.90. Lenier Tucker ran 2:03.9 in the 800 to place fourth.

Aberdeen's Chavez Cheatham placed sixth in the 100 in 11.37 and the Eagles' 4x200 relay team placed sixth in 1:35.78.

Wright at Night Meet

Austin Markley and Rebecca Driver presented outstanding performances for John Carroll in the Night at Wright meet April 27 against Fallston and host C. Milton Wright.

Markley won three events in the boys' competition — the 100 dash in 11.1, the 200 in 23.0 and the triple jump at 40-4 1/2. Driver won the 100 hurdles in 16.6 and the 300 hurdles in 49.3, and she cleared 5-0 in the high jump for second place behind Fallston's Lauren Woollen, 5-2.

The Patriots finished second behind CMW in both boys and girls scoring.

The Mustang girls won three relays and eight individual events to win easily, 100 1/2 to 51 1/2. Sabrina Rhodes took the 1600 in 5:33.0 and out-kicked the Patriots' Holly Cook to win the 800 by 1 second in 2:27.0. Sydney Rhodes won the 200 in 27.5.

Megan Frailer led a 1-2-3 CMW finish in the 100 in 13.6. Ashley Gereli took both throws — the discus at 97-9 and shot put at 31-1 1/2. Lena Shareskey won the triple jump at 33-0 and Megan Coughlin, the 3200 in 13:09.


John Carroll's Kiana Wright won the long jump at 15-3 1/2 and the Patriots took the 4x400 relay in 4:31.0.

Fallston scored 33 points with wins by Marissa Walker in the vault, 9-0, and Skylar Bodt in the 400, 1:03.0.

In the boys' competition, CMW won seven events and scored 77 1/2 points. Cameron Cloonan won the 300 hurdles in 46.2; Tyler Cross, 110 hurdles, 17.3; Matt Hoerr, 800, 2:10.0; Josh Lipka, discus, 109-1; Brad Trimble, high jump, 5-2; and the 4x100 team, 49.0.

The Patriot boys won the 4x800 and 4x400 relays and four other events: Drew Cook, vault, 10-6; Derek Alban, 1600, 4:39.0; Ben Pickett, 3200, 10:12; and Will Horn, 400, 54.0.

Fallston's Connor Davis, a 6-foot-8, 245-pound senior, hurled the shot 45-4 to win. Chris Jones won the long jump at 17-10 and the Cougars' 4x200 team won in 1:46.0.

Marissa Walker vaults 10-6

Marissa Walker of Fallston raised her personal best in the pole vault to 10-6 at North Harford Tuesday in a six-team meet won by the Bo Manor girls and North Harford boys.

Outstanding performances in the boys' events included a 6-0 high jump by North Harford's Marcus Ramsey, who also won both hurdle races, in 17.1 and 44.4. Fallston's Chris Johnson won the dash double in 11.2 and 22.8. Ivan Omorogbe of Patterson Mill won the 400 in 52.7 and 800 in 2:07.0. Pete Meehan of North Harford won the boys' vault in a personal best of 11-0.

CMW wins on home track

Distance-running depth gave CMW a big boost in defeating Harford Tech, North East and Bel Air in both boys' and girls' scoring Tuesday on the CMW track. The Mustangs got strong performances in the relays and dashes from Jason Jones, who won the 200 in 23.3 and finished second to Bel Air's Mike Adams in the 100, both timed in 11.2

D'Nique Philip of North East won the dash double with UCBAC-leading times of 11.9 and 24.5. Ashley Gereli of CMW threw personal bests of 105-8 in the discus and 33-2 in the shot put, the latter placing second to Brittany Chavis of Tech, 34-8. Bel Air's Austin McKinney won both hurdles with times of 15.8 and 42.5. Tech's Isaiah Gills sailed 42-6 1/2 in the triple jump. Godfrey Durham of North East threw 49-5 to win the boys' shot put.

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