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Leopards, 'Cats take Zonis titles

April 02, 2006|By JACK HILL III - Staff Correspondent

SMITHSBURG

The Smithsburg boys and Williamsport girls track and field teams were the winners Saturday at the Zonis Invitational.

Jefferson was the runner-up in both team scores.

Smithsburg coach Buddy Orndorff was impressed.

"Our boys team did a great job today to win the championship," Orndorff said. "I am real proud of the effort that our boys gave. They have been working hard. It is still too early to tell what our potential is. We will have to see what happens in the upcoming meets."

Derek Martin was a double winner for the Smithsburg boys. Martin won the 110-meter high hurdles in 14.7 and the 300 intermediate hurdles in 39.7.

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There were other winners for the Smithsburg boys. Jamal Campbell won the triple jump with a leap of 42 feet, Chad Brown won the 200 in 22.9, Charlie Wisz won the 800 in 2:07.0 and Lance Poffenberger won the boys quadrathon with 32 points.

The Smithsburg boys also won the 3,200 meter relay in 8:44.7.

Amy Poffenberger won the girls quadrathon with 32 points for Smithsburg.

Williamsport coach John Bailey said his girls team stood up well to the tough competition.

"I thought that, coming in here today, there was a lot of competition," Bailey said. "We were facing a lot of good schools. We scored most of our points by using our team depth. We are deep in a lot of events. We can score up to three deep in many events and that helps us."

Jordan Atha was a double winner for the Williamsport girls, taking the 1,600 in 5:33.7 and the 800 in 2:27.4.

Kendal Moss won the pole vault with a leap of 9 feet and Sarah Tritsch won the triple jump at 32-11 for the Williamsport girls.

The Williamsport girls also won the 1,600 meter relay in 4:16.6.

"It's early in the season," Bailey said. "We always try to peak at the regional and state competitions. If we keep working hard, I think that we'll be there at the end of the season. Hard work is what is going to pay off at the end."

Jefferson won three girls relay events and three boys relays.

The Jefferson girls won the 400 relay in 52.2, the 800 relay in 1:52.6 and the 3,200 meter relay in 10:28.7.

The Jefferson boys won the 400 relay in 44.4 seconds, the 800 relay in 1:31.1 and the 1,600 relay in 3:31.4.

Hemu Arumugam of North Hagerstown won the boys 1,600 in 4:36.7 and the 3,200 in 9:58.0.

Lamar Harris of North won the boys 400 in 51.0 seconds.

Trey Jones of South Hagerstown won the boys shot put with a throw of 47 feet.

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