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Track notes - Frederick girls rule all-time list

April 22, 2005|by ANDREW MASON

andrewm@herald-mail.com

They were such smash hits last year that we're going to keep spinning the all-time Tri-State track and field records.

You'll find them below. Each Tri-State record holder is followed by Washington County's all-time leader in each event.

These are not final or official, just as accurate as the information provided and uncovered. If you feel something is missing or incorrect, please feel free to bring it to our attention.

Longtime coach Jack Griffin, 78, of Frederick, Md., didn't hesitate to lend a recent hand. Since this leaderboard last appeared in the paper last June, his former Frederick athletes have taken over.

Actually, Debbie Thompson and Ellyn Cornish dominated a long time ago. Thompson, an Olympian at age 16, ran the 100-meter dash in 11.40 seconds and the 200 in 23.60, both at the 1964 U.S. Olympic Trials. In 1972, Cornish raced against boys and beat them. Her times in the 800 (2:14.7), 1,600 (4:57.8) and 3,200 (10:28.0) have yet to be matched.

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· Times in the leaderboard were either recorded by fully automatic timing (FAT) or converted into FAT.

For all races less than 400 meters, 0.24 is added to a handheld time. For races 400 meters or longer, 0.14 is added to a handheld time. Those are the rules.

· Coaches, officials and timers also need to remember that recording a handheld time to the hundredth of a second is WRONG. It should be rounded up to the next tenth of a second. For example, 11.12 should be 11.2. And an 11.36 FAT recording is considered superior to an 11.2 handheld time, because the 11.2 converts to 11.44 FAT.

Only a time recorded by FAT should be listed to the hundredth of a second.




All-Time Leaderboard


(Tri-State leader listed first; Washington County leader second)

Boys

100 - James Jett (Jefferson, 1989) 10.62; Dwayne Freeman (South Hagerstown, 1987) 10.84.

200 - James Jett (Jefferson, 1989) 21.39; Gene O'Keefe (North Hagerstown, 1965) 21.54.

400 - Domonique Richmond (South Hagerstown, 2002) 47.44.

800 - Doug Walter (Chambersburg, 1986) 1:52.14; Richard Newton (South Hagerstown, 1962) 1:54.54.

1,600 - Doug Walter (Chambersburg, 1986) 4:13.74; Jeff Scuffins (North Hagerstown, 1980) 4:18.94.

3,200 - Chris Fox (Martinsburg, 1977) 8:54.64; Terry Baker (Williamsport, 1973) 9:14.44.

110H - Randall Jones (Thomas Johnson, 1997) 14.15; Dan Robinson (Boonsboro, 2004) 14.50.

300H - Ronnie Beard (Frederick, 2003) 37.94; Brett Morrell (Boonsboro, 2003) 38.94.

400 relay - Chambersburg (O'Neal, Harrison, Houser, Rearick, 1990) 42.54; North Hagerstown (G. Hoult, Stoner, Linzer, D. Hoult, 1958) 42.84.

800 relay - Frederick (Smith, McLean, Hardy, Holland, 1986) 1:28.54; North Hagerstown (G. Hoult, Stoner, Linzer, D. Hoult, 1958) 1:30.54.

1,600 relay - Chambersburg (Barbour, Mata, Purnell, Doaks, 1984) 3:21.24; North Hagerstown (Smith, Behan, Towns, Winslow, 1987) 3:25.14.

3,200 relay - Hedgesville (Cushwa, A. Johnson, Yost, S. Johnson, 1995) 7:52.04; Williamsport (Troxell, Buchman, Oliver, Hewitt, 2004) 7:58.15.

High jump - Steve Moore (Chambersburg, 1978) 7-1 1/2; Steve Milburn (Williamsport, 1979), Elmer Sewell (Smithsburg, 1995), Corey Brown (Smithsburg, 2002) 6-6.

Long jump - Mike Hairston (Martinsburg, 1978) 23-8; Dwayne Freeman (South Hagerstown, 1988) 23-5.

Triple jump - Keith Jenkins (Frederick, 1998) 49-6; Dwayne Freeman (South Hagerstown, 1988) 45-9.

Discus - Vikas Gowda (Frederick, 2001) 200-2; Ryan Martin (Williamsport, 2003) 180-8.

Shot put - Vikas Gowda (Frederick, 2001) 63-3 1/2; Jim Rodgers (Smithsburg, 1979) 57-10 1/2.

Pole vault - Greg McCormick (Middletown, 2000) 15-0; David Miller (North Hagerstown, 2001) 14-0.

Girls

100 - Debbie Thompson (Frederick, 1964) 11.40; Lasonya Primous (Smithsburg, 1997) 12.17.

200 - Debbie Thompson (Frederick, 1964) 23.60; Lasonya Primus (Smithsburg, 1997) 24.80.

400 - Michelle Higginbottom (Frederick, 1995) 54.95; Heather Jenkins (Smithsburg, 1999) 57.49.

800 - Ellyn Cornish (Frederick, 1972) 2:14.84; Lynn Ziegler (North Hagerstown, 1988) 2:19.84.

1,600 - Ellyn Cornish (Frederick, 1972) 4:57.94; Lynn Ziegler (North Hagerstown, 1988) 5:09.24.

3,200 - Ellyn Cornish (Frederick, 1972) 10:28.14; Ashley Lockard (Clear Spring, 2003) 11:14.55.

100H - Diane Thomas (Frederick, 1983) 13.86; Zoe Hunt (Smithsburg, 1993) 14.84.

300H - Diane Thomas (Frederick, 1983) 43.44; Michelle Feiser (Smithsburg, 2001) 45.54.

400 relay - Frederick (Williams, Simon, Przywarty, Higginbottom, 1997) 48.34; Williamsport (Matheny, Hart, Gilbert, Howell, 1986) 51.04.

800 relay - Frederick (Thomas, Davis, Sewell, Costello, 1981) 1:42.44; Smithsburg (Fowkes, Hill, Campbell, Brown, 2004) 1:45.14.

1,600 relay - Thomas Johnson (Martin, Spivey, Gaeng, Lushbaugh, 1998) 3:53.22; Williamsport (Scuffins, Mummert, Berry, Kershner, 2003) 4:07.83.

3,200 relay - Chambersburg (Hess, Baker, Redding, Armstrong, 1999) 9:30.9; Williamsport (Ruland, Atha, Berry, Forsythe, 2004) 9:40.44.

High jump - Kathy Messner (Catoctin, 1997) 5-9; Kelly Lowery (Boonsboro, 1987) 5-8.

Long jump - Val Williams (Frederick, 1997) 22-7 1/2; Zoe Hunt (Smithsburg, 1993) 18-8.

Triple jump - Val Williams (Frederick, 1997) 42-8 1/2; Zoe Hunt (Smithsburg, 1993) 38-8.

Discus - Meagan Verdeyen (North Hagerstown, 1999) 135-3.

Shot put - Meagan Verdeyen (North Hagerstown, 1999) 42-10.

Pole vault - Sarah McDonald (Williamsport, 2000) 10-6.

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