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He's still perfect

Wilson beats Jablonski in thrilling 3,200

April 03, 2010|By ANDREW MASON
  • South Hagerstown's Kayla Freeman, right, prepares to hand off the baton to Bria Harmon during the girls 4x200 relay on Saturday.
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    BOONSBORO -- Smithsburg senior David Wilson kept his unbeaten streak alive with arguably his most impressive performance yet Saturday at the 11th Dwight Scott "Battlefield Blast" Invitational at Boonsboro High School.

    Wilson, who went undefeated in both cross country and indoor track this school year, began his outdoor season Saturday by winning the 3,200-meter run in a personal-best time of 9 minutes, 23.64 seconds, shattering the meet record by 33 seconds.

    Loyola-Blakefield superstar Matt Jablonski, who recently placed fifth in the mile at Nike Indoor Nationals in 4:15.33, finished second in 9:28.64 after leading the first six laps of the eight-lap race.

    "I was looking back. I knew he had a kick, but I guess not today," said Wilson, who ran the final 800 in 2:20 to pull away.

    The race was so fast, the sixth-place finisher, Allegany's Ian MacFawn, went under the previous meet record by 12 seconds.

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"It was such a stacked field. It was crazy," Wilson said. "I was actually going to run the 1,600 instead, but my coach (T.J. Hood) put me in this one. I guess he wanted to see me race, and I guess it turned out well."

Wilson now ranks No. 2 all-time in the 3,200 in Washington County, trailing only Terry Baker, who ran 9:14.44 for Williamsport in 1973.

"I think there's still a lot of room for improvement," Wilson said. "I haven't done a lot of speed work yet. I've just been keeping my mileage up. Once I start sharpening up, hopefully we'll see some faster stuff."

In girls action, Jefferson edged North Hagerstown 93.5 to 89 for the team title.

Renee Phillips led the Hubs, winning the 100 (12.92), 200 (26.19) and 400 (1:02.65).

"I was just doing it for the team and trying to enjoy the weather," Phillips said. "It was really hot out here."

North also got a win in the 4x800 relay (10:54.53) from Emily Simmons, Caroline Wills, Christine Brugh and Amanda Martin.

The South Hagerstown girls, somewhat surprisingly, finished third in the field of 22 schools with 49 points.

"I expected the girls to be improved this year," South coach Dwayne Freeman said. "But I didn't expect them to be this good."

The Rebels' Jaid Sandeen stunned almost everyone by winning the pole vault with a meet-record jump of 9 feet, 8 inches -- her personal best by more than two feet.

"Jaid has worked really hard and put in a lot of time and effort, and she's a competitor," Freeman said. "She wants to excel at everything she does. If we had a whole team of girls like that, we'd be able to compete with North."

Sandeen also teamed with Eliszha Streeter, Kaitlyn Bosco and Kayla Freeman to win the 4x400 (4:22.50). Streeter, Kayla Freeman, Bria Harmon and Hayley Freeman also won the 4x200 (1:50.83).

Clear Spring's Paige Shirk, as always, had a big day in the field. She won the shot put (42-7 1/4) and discus (119-8), setting meet records in both. Her performance in the discus also was a personal best.

"I came out today hoping to be on top," Shirk said. "I knew I had a good bit of competition and that I'd have to do pretty well to win. I had to step up to the plate.

"I definitely have more in me for discus, so that's exciting --shot put, too."

Walkersville won the boys team title with 92 points. South was the top Washington County team, finishing sixth (37).

Sam Johnson was the Rebels' lone champion, winning the triple jump at 40-8 1/4.

For host Boonsboro, Coby Gussio won the long jump by two feet with a meet-record leap of 22-3 1/2.

"A breakout year, I guess," said the Warriors junior, who also placed second in the 400 and third in the 200. "I'm just working hard and trying to improve on everything."

Dwight Scott Invitational



at BOONSBORO

Girls results

Teams: 1. Jefferson 93.5; 2. North Hagerstown 89; 3. South Hagerstown 49; 4. Middletown 42; 5. Linganore 38; 6. Manchester Valley 35; 7. Washington 32; 8. Walkersville 26; 9. South Carroll 25.5; 10. Martinsburg 24.5; 11. Urbana 21; 12. Clear Spring 20; 13. Boonsboro 16; 14t. Hedgesville, Westminster 15; 16. Catoctin 8; 17. Smithsburg 7.5; 18. Allegany 1.

100 --1. Phillips (NH) 12.92; 2. Hurd (MV) 12.95; 3. Hosby (Was) 12.96; 4. Duncan (Boo) 13.04; 5. Dickens (Mar) 13.08; 6. Mezebish (SC) 13.15.

200 --1. Phillips (NH) 26.19; 2. Hosby (Was) 26.59; 3. Mezebish (SC) 26.62; 4. Duncan (Boo) 26.63; 5. Klosterman (Lin) 27.50; 6. Phillips (MV) 28.18.

400 --1. Phillips (NH) 1:02.65; 2. Ward (Wal) 1:03.04; 3. Grant (Was) 1:03.09; 4. Triebel (Lin) 1:04.22; 5. Chmielewski (SC) 1:04.55; 6. Baytop (MV) 1:04.56.

800 --1. Boucher (Jef) 2:30.53; 2. Nickerson (Jef) 2:33.44; 3. Triebel (Lin) 2:35.67; 4. Harrell (NH) 2:35.81; 5. Ashbaugh (Was) 2:42.33; 6. Bosco (SH) 2:42.53.

1,600 --1. Nickerson (Je) 5:25.63; 2. Harrell (NH) 5:31.39; 3. Stone (Cat) 5:38.83; 4. Caulfield (Wal) 5:43.61; 5. Pollard (Hed) 5:50.51; 6. Johnson (Smi) 5:56.18.

3,200 --1. Boucher (Jef) 11.23.87; 2. Kaczar (Wal) 12:18.20; 3. Zielinski (Boo) 12:31.23; 4. Whitesell (Mid) 12:31.60; 5. Hash (Jef) 12:32.38; 6. Eastwood (Wes) 12:56.10.

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