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Gussio shows Warriors way

April 11, 2010|By ANDREW MASON

SMITHSBURG -- If there was no limit to the number of events in which an athlete could compete in a track and field meet, the sky might be the limit for the Boonsboro boys team.

But even with the four-event maximum, the Coby Gussio-led Warriors are still pretty good.

Gussio, a multitalented junior, won both the 100-meter dash (11.07 seconds) and long jump (21 feet, 1/4 inch) at the annual Heurich Invitational on Saturday. He also joined the exclusive sub-50 club with his second-place finish in the 400 (49.51) and anchored the Warriors to a runner-up finish in the 4x400 relay (3:37.49), leading Boonsboro to a Washington County-best fourth-place finish in the 13-team field.

"That's an accomplishment for us. There are a lot of bigger schools here," Gussio said. "I'm glad our team's doing really well."

Just 13 points separated first-place Brunswick (84) from the Warriors (71). Frederick edged Damascus 75-73 for second.

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David Wilson continued his run at the record books for host Smithsburg, winning the 1,600 in a meet- and school-record time of 4:25.36.

"I felt like it should have been faster," said Wilson, who opened his outdoor season with a dazzling 9:23.64 victory in the 3,200 last weekend at Boonsboro. "This is the first time I've raced the 1,600 since last May, so I was just trying to feel it out -- and pace Joey through 1,200."

Fellow Smithsburg senior Joey Barvir, a first-year runner competing in only the third 1,600 of his life, finished second in a personal-best 4:29.93, also beating the previous meet record of 4:31.7, set by Clear Spring's Tim Mason in 1998.

"He's crazy," said Wilson, who pulled away from Barvir on the final lap. "The two of us are pretty formidable."

Barvir then won the 800, which has become his specialty, in 2:01.48.

"I was just like, 'I only have to do two laps now, not four,'" Barvir said.

Other Washington County champs included North Hagerstown's Dominic Sink in the pole vault (13-0) and South Hagerstown's Eric Davis, Xavier Richardson, Seth Ofusu-Ameyaw and Jordan Alston in the 4x200 (1:33.32).

Heurich Invitational

Boys results

Team scores: 1. Brunswick 84; 2. Frederick 75; 3. Damascus 73; 4. Boonsboro 71; 5. James Wood 64; 6. South Hagerstown 48; 7. Smithsburg 44; 8. Washington 33; 9. Catoctin 30; 10. North Hagerstown 26; 11. Faith Christian 10.

100 -- 1. Gussio (Bo) 11.07; 2. Smith (Br) 11.22; 3. Alston (SH) 11.43.

200 -- 1. Patterson (Ca) 22.35; 2. Winter (NH) 22.75; 3. Smith (Br) 22.83.

400 -- 1. Patterson (Ca) 49.29; 2. Gussio (Bo) 49.51; 3. Thomas (Da) 51.16.

800 -- 1. Barvir (Sm) 2:01.92; 2. Woode (Da) 2:03.07; 3. Davis (Wa) 2:03.52.

1,600 -- 1. Wilson (Sm) 4:25.36; 2. Barvir (Sm) 4:29.93; 3. Davis (Wa) 4:42.23.

3,200 -- 1. Arias (Da) 10:22.05; 2. Moser (Bo) 10:36.81; 3. Sunderlin (JW) 10:47.86.

110 hurdles -- 1. Cruz (Fr) 14.99; 2. Roman (FC) 15.84; 3. Ehabe (Fr) 16.09.

300 hurdles -- 1. Cruz (Fr) 39.99; 2. Jonas (Da) 40.70; 3. Ehabe (Fr) 41.99.

4x100 -- 1. Brunswick 45.42; 2. South 45.71; 3. Frederick 46.17.

4x200 -- 1. South 1:33.32; 2. Brunswick 1:36.21; 3. Damascus 1:36.64.

4x400 -- 1. Damascus 3:30.09; 2. Boonsboro 3:37.49; 3. James Wood 3:38.56.

4x800 -- 1. Damascus 8:25.34; 2. Brunswick 8:45.91; 3. Frederick 8:47.86.

High jump -- 1. Thorne (JW) 6-3; 2. Ehabe (Fr) 5-10; 3. Kopp (Bo) 5-10.

Long jump -- 1. Gussio (Bo) 21-0 1/4; 2. Richardson (SH) 19-11 3/4; 3. Karroll (Sm) 18-11.

Triple jump -- 1. Thorne (JW) 42-7; 2. Lawson (Br) 41-11 1/4; 3. Johnson (SH) 40-4 3/4.

Pole vault -- 1. Sink (NH) 13-0; 2. Rush (Wa) 12-0; 3. Diaz (Br) 12-0.

Shot put -- 1. Smith (Br) 54-6; 2. Stephen (Fr) 48-7; 3. J. Lowery (Bo) 46-7.

Discus -- 1. Smith (Br) 147-11; 2. J. Lowery (Bo) 132-10; 3. Tyler (JW) 131-10.

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