Pointer girls are fourth at county track meet

The Dundalk Eagle - - FRONT PAGE - By BILL GATES bgates@ches­pub.com Fol­low me on Twit­ter @DEa­gle_s­ports

The Spar­rows Point girls track and field team fin­ished in fourth place at the Bal­ti­more County track and field cham­pi­onships held at Du­laney High.

It was the high­est fin­ish for the Pointer girls at the county meet since at least the 1990’s, maybe longer.

As at the pre­vi­ous week’s East­side Last Chance meet, Spar­rows Point was boosted by the per­for­mances of ju­nior Mya King and fresh­man Maci Gerbes.

King won the 100-meter hur­dles with a time of 14.81, a per­sonal record that just barely edged out Pat­ap­sco’s Erin Palmer, who took sec­ond with a per­sonal-best time of 15.04.

King fin­ished sec­ond in the 300 hur­dles, with a time of 44.52 to the 43.47 posted by Franklin’s Ty­lar Col­bert. It was an­other per­sonal-best time for King.

In the “field” por­tion of the meet, King fin­ished third in the long jump and sev­enth in the triple jump.

She had a dis­tance of 16-6 in the long jump, be­hind Je­nae Dorsey of Franklin (17-3) and Col­bert (16-9).

King’s dis­tance in the triple jump was 33-5. Lola Salami of Ran­dall­stown won the event with a dis­tance of 35-10.5.

Gerbes fin­ished sec­ond in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11:39.04, a per­sonal-best. Here­ford’s Lily Robert­son won the event in 11:32.35.

In the 1,600-me­ters, Gerbes took fourth with a time of 5:23.59, an­other per­sonal-best. Ny­jari McNeil of Franklin won the event in 5:16.25.

Gerbes fin­ished sixth in the 800 me­ters with a time of 2:31.35. McNeil won the county ti­tle in 2:19.7.

In ad­di­tion to Palmer’s sec­ond-place in the hur­dles, Pat­ap­sco got a fifth-place fin­ish in the 400-meter and 3,200-meter re­lays, and sixth-place fin­ishes in the 800 and 1,600-meter re­lays.

Palmer, Ashya Hill, Jazmin Mor­ris and Jer­nell Jack­son ran the 400 re­lay, while Mi­randa Byrd re­placed Palmer in the 800 re­lay.

The 1,600 re­lay fea­tured Hill, Byrd, Madi­son Ma­gaha and Jae­lyn Dick­ens, while Ndidi­ameaka Chimah re­placed Byrd in the 3,200 re­lay.

Mor­gan Den­nis of Pat­ap­sco and Bri­anna Cooper of Spar­rows Point tied for sev­enth place in the high jump, each clear­ing a height of 4-4.

The Dun­dalk girls fin­ished fourth in the 800-meter re­lay, in a time of 1:51.26 (Avia Jef­fer­son, Quan­tia John­son, Regina Okoro and Kim Dent).

Anas­ta­sia Far­ley took sev­enth in the 800 me­ters for the Owls, with a time of 2:31.57.

Franklin won the team cham­pi­onship over Here­ford, 154-124. Du­laney was a dis­tant third with 52 points, fol­lowed by Spar­rows Point (37), Perry Hall and Ran­dall­stown (22), Carver A&T (21), West­ern Tech (19), New Town (18), Ch­e­sa­peake and Parkville (16), Pat­ap­sco and Wood­lawn (14), East­ern Tech (10), Mil­ford Mill (5), and Dun­dalk and Pikesville 94).

In the boys cham­pi­onship meet, Dun­dalk fin­ished in ninth place with 19 points. Du­laney won the team ti­tle over New Town, 114-79, fol­lowed by Mil­ford Mill with 51 points, Franklin (48), Tow­son (42), Loch raven 38), Perry Hall (32), Here­ford (28), Dun­dalk, and Ken­wood (18).

Pat­ap­sco and Spar­rows Point did not score in the meet.

The Owls fin­ished sec­ond in the 400-meter re­lay, with the quar­tet of Tim Martin, Mar­quis Marable, Adam Lman­sour and Taishaun Crad­dock post­ing a time of 44.27.

New Town fin­ished first in 43.93.

The same four Owl run­ners fin­ished third in the 800-meter re­lay with a time of 1:32.68, be­hind New Town’s 1:27.62 and Ken­wood’s 1:32.57.

Thomas Hamby fin­ished sixth in the shot­put with a dis­tance of 42-04, and An­gelo Cromwell cleared 10-6 in the pole vault to fin­ish fourth over­all.

Hamby also had a 10th­place fin­ish in the dis­cus.

Pat­ap­sco had an eighth­place fin­ish in the 400-re­lay with Christopher Lee, Jay­den Brody, Bruce New­ton-Epps and Alair Sapp, and were 12th in the 800-re­lay with the same four run­ners.

Cor­tavi­ous Carter placed eighth in the triple jump for Spar­rows Point, with a dis­tance of 36-11.5.


Ti­mothy Martin hands off to Mar­quis Marable in the 800-meter re­lay dur­ing the East­side Last Chance meet. The Owls took third in the 800 re­lay and sec­ond in the 400 re­lay at the county cham­pi­onship meet.

Erin Palmer of Pat­ap­sco, shown here fin­ish­ing sec­ond in the 200-meter dash at the East­side Last Chance meet, took sec­ond in the 100-meter hur­dles at the Bal­ti­more County track and field

Mya King of Spar­rows Point, shown here at the East­side Last Chance meet, won the 100-meter hur­dles ti­tle at the Bal­ti­more County track and field cham­pi­onships, took sec­ond in the 300 hur­dles and third in the long jump.

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