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Knights boys win Scott Invitational

April 15, 2003|by JACK HILL III

BOONSBORO - Dwight Scott coached Boonsboro to five state titles in track and field from 1984 through 1995. Along with five other state titles in girls cross country, he is well known around Boonsboro High School.

In his honor, The Fourth Annual Dwight Scott Invitational at Boonsboro High School was held on Saturday.

"It was great competition and great weather," Boonsboro coach Jason Orendi said. "We had this meet in honor of Dwight Scott, who has helped out at Boonsboro since 1959. He has brought track to the forefront in Washington County and in the state of Maryland. There were a lot of records broken in today's meet."

Middletown finished first in the boys team scoring with 124 points, far ahead of Smithsburg's 80-point second-place finish.

"I am proud of the boys team," Middletown coach Don Boyer said. "We scored in 17 of the 18 events. That is what you need to have a winning team. We have so many great kids with great attitudes. That makes coaching a little easier."

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Century finished first in the girls team scoring with 82 points. Smithsburg was second with 73 and Boonsboro was right behind with 72.

Washington County athletes set eight of the 10 records during the meet.

Boonsboro senior Sarah Harris set records in the high jump at 5 feet, 4 inches and the girls long jump at 16-2 1/2. Boonsboro's Dan Robinson won the 110 hurdles in 15 seconds and Kara Wastler won the 800 in 2:28.9.

Smithsburg set two records as senior Dustin Sier won the 200 in 22.6 and senior Corey Brown took the triple jump at 42-9.

North Hagerstown senior Sarah Long won the discus at 107-9 inches, while James Price of South Hagerstown won the shot put at 48 feet, 1 1/4 inches.

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