E. Roosevelt's Behrns Runs to Strong Finish
Eleanor Roosevelt senior Niki Behrns capped an amazing career by placing seventh at the Maryland 4A cross-country meet Saturday at Hereford High School in Parkton.
Behrns, who never has lost a race in Prince George's County, ran the three-mile course in 20 minutes 39.79 seconds, 37 seconds faster than her time at Hereford at last month's Bull Run Invitational.
She led the Raiders to an 11th-place finish. C.M. Wright won the girls team title with 84 points; other top Prince George's teams were Laurel (15th, 357 points) and Bowie (17th, 523).
"Niki is a tremendous competitor," said Eleanor Roosevelt Coach Bill Kurtz. "She wanted to place in the top five today and she gave it everything she had today. She was dead at the finish line but that's what it took to reach her goal."
Bowie placed 14th in the 4A boys race with 373 points; Westminster won with 54. Douglass senior Krystal Perkins placed seventh in the 3A girls race in 21:03.81. Gwynn Park's girls finished 17th in the 2A, Bladensburg's girls were 18th in the 3A and Friendly's boys took 20th in the 3A.
Bowie Girls Volleyball Wins 4A South Region
Bowie's girls volleyball team defeated Suitland, 15-5, 15-6, 15-12, Friday night to capture its sixth straight Maryland 4A South Region title. The Bulldogs (16-2) advanced to last night's state semifinal against Dulaney of Baltimore County (The game was played too late to be included in this edition of Prince George's Extra.)
Bowie easily took the first game before falling behind, 0-3, in the second. But senior middle hitter Julie Hodge served 10 straight points to give the Bulldogs a cushion.
In the 2A South Region final, Gwynn Park fell to Centennial of Howard County, 15-2, 15-8, 15-9. Douglass lost to River Hill in the 3A East final.
Prince George's CC Men 0-2 at Soccer Championship
The Prince George's Community College men's soccer team went 0-2 at the NJCAA Division III national championship last weekend in Garden City, N.Y., but outgoing Jamaican-born scoring sensation Machel Millwood (40 goals in 22 games) was selected to the NJCAA all-American first team.
Prince George's led, 2-1, in Saturday's semifinal against Holyoke (Mass.), but allowed two goals on set plays in a wild final six minutes to lose, 3-2. The Owls lost, 4-1, in Sunday's consolation match against Macomb (Mich.), then watched Herkimer (N.Y.) win its third national title in five years, 2-0.
Millwood scored all the goals for Prince George's this weekend. The Owls' Ishmael and Oscar Villalobos, who played with Millwood at Parkdale High, were named second-team all-Americans.