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South relay team finishes 2nd in state

February 24, 2011

LANDOVER, Md. — South Hagerstown’s girls 4x200 relay team took second place to lead the Rebels into a tie for 13th on Wednesday in the Maryland Class 3A State Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex.

The team of Elizsha Streeter, Hayley Freeman, Jaid Sandeen and Kiona Mency clocked in at 1:48.97, trailing only Western across the finish line by .75 seconds.

The Rebels scored 15 points as Damascus won the title with 40.5 points.

Sandeen also scored in two individual events. Sandeen tied for fifth with a leap of 5 feet in the high jump, which was won by John F. Kennedy’s Thea Lafond with a height of 5-8. She took seventh in the pole vault by clearing 8-6, finishing behind event winner Jordana Lehmann of Hereford, who cleared 10-0.

Mency finished seventh in the 55 dash in a time of 7.54 seconds. The event was won by Huntingtown’s Mercedes Jackson in 7.09.

South Hagerstown’s boys team finished with two points, good for a tie for 32nd place. Atholton won the championship with 62 points.

The Rebels team of Kwasi Ofosu-Ameyaw, Marco Cardone, Chip Rittenhouse and Jordan Alston took seventh place in the 4x400 relay in 3:39.45, finishing nine seconds behind Largo. South finished second in its qualifying heat in 3:39.45.

South’s boys 4x200 team was disqualified in the finals.

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