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Prep Track & Field: South sprinters shine at Zonis Invitational

April 21, 2012|By ANDREW MASON | andrewm@herald-mail.com
  • South Hagerstown's Elizsha Streeter, center, races to a second--place finish in the girls 100-meter dash Saturday.
By Kevin G. Gilbert/Staff Photographer

HAGERSTOWN — At a track and field meet ultimately cut short by thunderstorms, South Hagerstown’s sprinters struck like lightning.

The Rebels showcased their speed in the 4x200-meter relays Saturday at the 19th annual Chuck Zonis Invitational at North Hagerstown.

First, Elizsha Streeter, Paige Flemings, LaTraya Landsdowne and Hayley Freeman ran away with the girls 4x200 title, beating runner-up North by 3 seconds in a school-record time of 1:44.12.

Then it was showtime for South’s boys, as Isiaha Smith, Aaron Waters, Jarred Moquin and C.J. Davis prevailed in 1:29.25 for a new Washington County record. The previous mark of 1:30.14 was set by North at last year’s state meet.

“These relays really could be something special,” South coach Dwayne Freeman said. “We’re just trying to get better every day. When you set goals and work hard, the sky’s the limit.”

The South boys also took three of the top six places in the 100 dash, led by Waters’ second-place finish in 11.39 seconds, and they took three of the top five places in the 200, led by Waters’ second-place finish in 22.82.

“I don’t ever remember a time being this deep with sprinters,” Dwayne Freeman said.

Waters, a senior, certainly is a welcomed addition. Last year, he competed for North and was a part of the Hubs’ record-setting 4x200 relay that placed second at states.

“I’m trying to get first this year,” he said, “for South.”

But don’t feel too badly for North. The Hubs now have Reggie Moody, who was a Rebel last year.

“It really is like a fair trade,” North coach Robert Waugh said. “Reggie’s the best long and triple jumper we’ve had in my four years here.”

Saturday, Moody won the triple jump (42 feet, 9 1/2 inches) and placed second in the long jump (20-10).

While she didn’t win either of her races, North sophomore Emily Ward had probably the best day of her young career. She placed second in the 1,600 in 5:09.87 and then took third in the 800 in 2:24.95, setting personal records in both.

“There was some great competition. It definitely hurt a lot. My legs are burning right now,” Ward said moments after the 800. “But I’m so happy with how I did. I didn’t expect to run either of those times.”

In the 1,600, she was less than a second off the county-record time of 5:09.24, set by North’s Lynn Ziegler in 1988.

“It stinks to be that close to the record,” Ward said. “But I’m hopeful that I’ll get it soon.”

Also for North, Charlotte Anderson placed first in the girls shot put (36 feet, 6 1/4 inches) and third in the discus (81-5), Raven Jackson was the runner-up in the girls triple jump (33-9 1/2) and Dexter Aviles placed second in the boys high jump (5-8).

Hayley Freeman, the coach’s daughter who anchored the 4x200 to victory, also had a big day in the hurdles. She won the 300 hurdles by nearly 2 seconds in 47.88 after placing second in the 100 hurdles in 16.31.

“That was only the second time in my life that I’ve ever run the 300 hurdles,” she said. “My dad’s probably going to put me in it again,” she added with a laugh.

Also for the South girls, Streeter placed second in the 100 (12.68) and third in the 200 (25.98), while Samantha Bosco was the runner-up in the discus (86-0).

But neither the Rebels’ girls nor boys got to show off their relay speed again in the 4x100. That event, as well as the 4x400 relays and boys 800, never happened as thunderstorms put an early end to the meet.

Also, the quadathlon (200, 800, long jump, discus) was reduced to a triathlon as the 800 was washed away. North’s Trevor Anderson finished as the boys champ.

Chuck Zonis Invitational
Girls results
Teams (16 events scored): 1. Liberty 135; 2. Urbana 92 1/3; 3. North Hagerstown 70 1/3; 4. Frankfort 66; 5. South Hagerstown 60 1/3; 6. Reservoir 48; 7. Centennial 17; 8. Holy Cross 4; 9. Faith Christian 2.
100 — 1. Welker (Fr) 12.45; 2. Streeter (SH) 12.68; 3. Amstad (Ce) 13.07.
200 — 1. Welker (Fr) 25.38; 2. Ross (Li) 25.50; 3. Streeter (SH) 25.98.
400 — 1. Welker (Fr) 57.87; 2. Ross (Li) 58.68; 3. Arndt (Li) 1:01.68.
800 — 1. Jan (Fr) 2:21.59; 2. Rinehart (Li) 2:23.58; 3. Ward (NH) 2:24.95.
1,600 — 1. Jan (Fr) 5:07.11; 2. Ward (NH) 5:09.87; 3. Rinehart (Li) 5:32.09.
3,200 — 1. Winklbauer (Ur) 12:05.06; 2. Alms (Re) 12:16.34; 3. Wilson (Re) 12:28.34.
100 hurdles — 1. Skelly (Li) 16.30; 2. Freeman (SH) 16.31; 3. Amegashie (Ur) 17.63.
300 hurdles — 1. Freeman (SH) 47.88; 2. Skelly (Li) 49.71; 3. Danso (Re) 49.94.
4x200 — 1. South 1:44.12; 2. North 1:47.11; 3. Liberty 1:48.51.
4x800 — 1. Reservoir 9:55.58; 2. Urbana 10:17.44; 3. Liberty 10:33.94.
High jump — 1. Keller (Li) 5-2; 2. Loppatto (Li) 5-0; 3. McRobie (Li) 4-10.
Pole vault — 1. Kalisz (Ur) 10-0; 2. Russell (Li) 9-6; 3. Eng (Li) 9-0.
Long jump — 1. Welker (Fr) 18-0 1/4; 2. Francois (Ur) 16-2; 3. Keller (Li) 16-1.
Triple jump — 1. Francois (Ur) 35-4 3/4; 2. Jackson (NH) 33-9 1/2; 3. Keller (Li) 33-7.
Shot put — 1. Anderson (NH) 36-6 1/4; 2. Keller (Li) 34-9 3/4; 3. Telford (NH) 29-4 3/4.
Discus — 1. Yuille (Ur) 95-9; 2. Bosco (SH) 86-0; 3. Anderson (NH) 81-5.
Boys results
Teams (14 events scored): 1. Reservoir 119; 2. Brunswick 57; 3. Liberty 51; 4. Urbana 50; 5. North Hagerstown 47; 6. South Hagerstown 44; 7. Oakdale 29; 8. Centennial 15; 9. Frankfort 14; 10. (tie) Central, Faith Christian 4.
100 — 1. Motta (Re) 11.21; 2. Waters (SH) 11.39; 3. Davis (SH) 11.39.
200 — 1. Motta (Re) 22.37; 2. Waters (SH) 22.82; 3. Roberts (Ce) 23.29.
400 — 1. Usher (Re) 49.64; 2. Trettel (Br) 50.63; 3. Carroll (Li) 51.32.
1,600 — 1. Trettel (Br) 4:34.13; 2. Rinehart (Li) 4:37.45; 3. Gartell (Re) 4:37.98.
3,200 — 1. Strouse (Ur) 10:02.93; 2. Hawkins (Li) 10:14.52; 3. Font (Ce) 10:17.98.
110 hurdles — 1. Campbell (Br) 15.23; 2. Thomas (Re) 16.18; 3. Roth (Ur) 16.35.
300 hurdles — 1. Campbell (Br) 40.46; 2. Carroll (Li) 41.44; 3. Roth (Ur) 41.61.
4x200 — 1. South 1:29.25; 2. Reservoir 1:29.84; 3. Urbana 1:35.34.
4x800 — 1. Liberty 8:25.13; 2. Frankfort 8:27.35; 3. Urbana 8:38.16.
Pole vault — 1. Riley (Oa) 12-0; 2. Ginsburg (Oa) 12-0; 3. Wise (Li) 11-0.
Long jump — 1. Sheriff (Re) 21-3 1/2; 2. Moody (NH) 20-10; 3. Keyes (NH) 19-2.
Triple jump — 1. Moody (NH) 42-9 1/2; 2. Green (Re) 42-0 1/2; 3. Sosoo (Re) 41-3 1/2.
Shot put — 1. Pickens (Re) 48-9 1/2; 2. McGraw (Oa) 42-4 1/2; 3. King (NH) 42-3.
Discus — 1. Michael (FC) 130-9; 2. Sipe (Ur) 127-3; 3. Heavner (Ur) 126-2.
Note: The 4x100 and 4x400 relays and the boys 800 were canceled due to inclement weather, and the boys discus was not officially scored.

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