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Leopards, Hubs girls rule at county meet

May 14, 2001

Leopards, Hubs girls rule at county meet



By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent


SMITHSBURG - The North Hagerstown girls and the Smithsburg boys won the titles on Friday in the Washington County Track and Field Championships.

North Hagerstown ended Smithsburg's run of 10 girls titles in the last 11 years by finishing first with 228 1/2 points. Smithsburg was second with 162 1/2 points.

"We don't have a real big star," North Hagerstown coach Glenn Cross said. "We have a lot of girls that are working together real well. We didn't have a lot of champions, but we had a lot of seconds and thirds.

"There was definitely a lot of teamwork. They keep getting better and better. I think that the girls did a heck of a good job again. 228 1/2 points is a lot of points."

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Smithsburg's streak started in 1990 and was only busted in 1998, also by North.

Nicki Witman was a quadruple winner for Williamsport. Witman won the 100 meter dash in 12.5 seconds, the 200 meter dash in 26.3 seconds, the long jump at 16 feet and 5 1/2 inches and the triple jump at 33-10.

Maggie Tierney of Boonsboro was a double winner as she won the 100 hurdles in 15.8 and the 400 in 59.5.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Smithsburg finished first in the boys' team scores with 170 1/2 points for its first county title since 1989. North Hagerstown was second with 151 points.

"Our boys have been working hard all year," Smithsburg coach Buddy Orndorff said. "We have been neck-to-neck with North High all year long. That shows that if you keep working hard, then the sky is the limit."

Brett Morrell of Boonsboro was a triple winner, setting a new county meet record in the 110 hurdles at 14.6. Morrell also won the 300 hurdles in 39.5 and the long jump at 20-10.

Troy Webb of Boonsboro was a double winner (100, 11.1 and 200, 22.5), as was Steven Heagy of North (800, 2:07.0 and 1,600, 4:36.4).

David Miller of North set a new county meet record in the pole vault with a leap of 14 feet.

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