Win­ning ways

West­lake boys, North Point girls win at Wal­dorf Track and Field Clas­sic

Maryland Independent - - Sports - By TAMMY SHOWAL­TER tshowal­ter@somd­news.com

The first event of the day set the pace for the North Point girls track and field team Satur­day as the Ea­gles hosted the Wal­dorf Track and Field Clas­sic.

North Point’s 3,200-meter re­lay team of Ken­drah Bul­lock, Va­len­cia McDow­ell, Rachel Nueslein and Ta­tiana Ogun­deko won the event with a time of 9 min­utes 41.99 sec­onds, which was a suc­cess, ac­cord­ing to head coach De­bra Hall, but it was also a new meet record.

The win be­gan a big day for the Ea­gles girls, who cap­tured the win with 105 points, four points over Bowie of Prince Ge­orge’s County. West­lake won on the boys side with 116 points, seven bet­ter than Bowie.

“It’s al­ways a great feel­ing win­ning the first event of the day, but win­ning the event and set­ting a new meet record is even a bet­ter way to start the day.” Hall said. The pre­vi­ous record of 9:46.02 was set by Thomas Stone in 2012. “Our girls team worked re­ally hard to score enough points to win the meet, beat­ing Bowie High School by only four points. Bowie has been our archri­val in the post­sea­son cham­pi­onship meets for the past five years that I’ve been the head coach at North Point.”

Hall said it was a to­tal team ef­fort to pull off the win.

“Our depth where more than one team mem­ber scored in an event like the 200-meter dash, with Kyra Miller and

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