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Spartans sweep at Tri-State

April 30, 1998|By JACK HILL III

HANCOCK - McConnellsburg made it a clean sweep on Wednesday.

McConnellsburg won both the boys and the girls team championships in the 17th Annual Tri-State Track and Field Invitational at Hancock High School.

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McConnellsburg used everyone it had to edge Chestnut Ridge, 117-106, for the boys title.

"It was the depth again," McConnellsburg boys coach Don Gordon said. "We only won three events. It was the people that finished from second to fourth in several different events that won it for us. I was very impressed with how they came on at the end, because we were down by 20 points after six events to a very strong Chestnut Ridge team."

Tim Mason won the 1,600-meter run in 4:38 and the 3,200 in 10:03 to help the Clear Spring boys finish third with 80 1/2 points.

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"We're still trying to focus together as a team," Mason said. "We're putting together a strong performance in which somebody is doing good in every event. I think that if we can stay away from injuries and illnesses; then we can do well as a team in the county, region and state meets."

McConnellsburg beat Chestnut Ridge by a big margin - 146-89 - in the girls competition.

"We are just starting to peak at the right time," McConnellsburg girls coach Danny Foor said. "On the whole, we have good depth in the field and on the track."

Foor is pleased with the tremendous improvement of Lindsey Miller, who won the shot put with a throw of 36 feet, 2 3/4 inches.

"Lindsey Miller is doing a good job in the shot put," Foor added. "A couple of coaches made some adjustments with her and she has thrown three feet farther in one week."

Nick Wolfe of McConnellsburg and Jeff Iagulli of Chestnut Ridge were the track MVPs, while Jeremy Bradley of Southern Fulton was the field MVP for the boys.

Tracie Clair of Chestnut Ridge was the track MVP, while Jessica Tusing of East Hardy was the field MVP for the girls.

Wolfe set a new meet record and a new school record for McConnellsburg with a time of 2:01.4 in the 800.

Bradley set a new meet record with a leap of six feet and four inches in the high jump and he also won the triple jump with a leap of 42-6. Iagulli won the 100 in 11.1 seconds.

Clair was a quadruple winner for Chestnut Ridge. She won the 100 in 13.0, the long jump at 15-9, the triple jump at 33-0 1/4 and was the anchor of the 400 relay team that won in 54.5.

Tusing won the 1600 meters in 5:46 and the 3200 meters in 12:43.

Chris Crouch won the boys 110 meter high hurdles in 16.37 for McConnellsburg.

Renee Baker won the 400 meters in 1:03, while Lori Baker won the 800 meters in 2:33.1 for the McConnellsburg girls.

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