Carlos Gill of Spingarn won three events at the Interhigh indoor track championships last week, but it wasn't enough to stop H.D. Woodson from winning the boys' title with 111 points.
Spingarn was second with 104 points and Ballou was a distant third with 69 at the all-day meet at the D.C. Armory.
Anacostia's girls, behind Cynthia Battle's two victories, won their first title with 111 points. Ballou was second with 86 and H.D. Woodson third with 72.
Gill won the 3,200-meter run in 9:58.48, beating Ballou's Joe Scott to the tape.
"Joe Scott is tough and he was tiring me out. I thought he was going to tire," said Gill. Scott was timed in 9:59.4.
Gill also won the 1,600-meter run in 4:44.08 and the 600 meters in 1:25.55.
"I know I can do better," said Gill. "I won with my heart."
Gill ran the leadoff position in the 3,200-meter relay and the Green Wave won the event in a time of 8:38.55.
H.D. Woodson won the boys' title by dominating the sprints and the short distance races. Eric Folson won the 55-meter dash in 6.53. James Worthen won the 300 in 37.02. Woodson won the 800-meter relay in 1:35.8 and the 1,600-meter relay in 3:38.70.
In the girls' competition, Battle won the 1,600-meter run in 6:06.66 and the 3,200 meters in 13:21.7. Anacostia scored 20 points off the 3,200-meter run and expanded its lead for the rest of the meet.
Anacostia won only two events, but the Indians had enough second- and third-place points to win the title. Felecia Allen, Lorraine McCall and Damita Warren all scored important points for Anacostia.
"I was comfortable in a 3,200-meter run. The 1,600 was more fun for me and a lot more competition," said Battle.