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Wildcats girls, Knights boys are great at Scott Relays

January 11, 2004|by JACK HILL III

The Williamsport girls and the Middletown boys came away with the gold Saturday at the Dwight Scott Western Maryland Relays at the Hagerstown Community College athletic complex.

The Williamsport girls accumulated 51 points to outdistance second-place Middletown (46) and Boonsboro (45). The Middletown boys won with a score of 76 to beat out runner-up Williamsport (60).

"Hey, we're tickled to death," Williamsport coach Cindy Mease said. "We're very pleased. They are not only a good group of kids, but they are also talented and very well-rounded. You can talk and you can coach. But they have to go out on the track and put it together. They are nice kids and they are just fun to be around. It is not just the girls, but it is also the boys."

Williamsport set five school records, including the distance medley (first, 13:25.50), sprint medley (second, 4:35.50), hurdle-sprint (fifth, 37.20) for the girls and distance medley (first, 11:04.90) and sprint medley (first, 3:50.70) for the boys.

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"Our athletes are really working hard," Mease said. "Their work ethic is outstanding. We don't have to beg them to come to practice. They do it on their own and they push each other. We just tell all of our kids to go out there and have fun. Winning is just icing on the cake."

The Williamsport girls won the 800-meter relay (1:53.50), 3,200 relay (10:47.80) and 1,600 relay (4:20.80). The Williamsport boys won the 1,600 relay (3:38.50).

"We thought that we would win by just a few points," Middletown coach Don Boyer said. "I think that we scored in every event and that is the key to having a winning team. I'm glad that we don't have to run against Williamsport again, because they are a very good team. It is hard to single anyone out in particular. We have a well-rounded team with plenty of depth. We are starting to put it together as a team."

The Middletown boys won the 220 shuttle hurdle (30.20), 800 relay (1:38.00), high jump relay (11 feet, 2 inches) and pole vault relay (21 feet).

The Boonsboro girls won the 220 shuttle hurdle (34.00) and 1,600 sprint medley (4:28.90).

The Smithsburg girls won the high jump relay (9-10), while the Middletown girls won the pole vault relay (17-00). Thomas Johnson's boys won the 3,200 relay (8:48.30).

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