Nearly everything went right for Maryland track coach Frank Costello today in the Maryland Navy dual track meet.
The terrapins captured first places in 16 of 19 events on their way to a 10 1/2 - 49 1/2 victory in the first outdoor meet of the year for both schools.
"I'm pleased with them all," Costello said. "Our field events men performed well, as usual. Also, the guys in the running events finally came through today and that's the area where we were hurting indoors."
One of the few events that left Costello with mixed feelings was the high jump where Maryland's Brian Melly set a record for Navy's Thompson Field, winning with 7-foot leap.
Costello had established the old record of 6-11 3/4 when he competed for Maryland in 1965.
Tom Andersson accounted for 11 of Maryland's points by finishing first in the hammer throw, second in the shot put and second in the discus throw.
But the senior from Finland was not satisfied, explaining, "I expected three firsts. The weather was just too cold today."
On the other hand, senior Tony Garner was pleased that he won both the milerun and the 5,000-meter run for the Terrapins.
"That's the best I've felt in a long time," he said. "I had problems with injuries during each of my first three years and this is the first year that I've been able to avoid getting hurt."
Other leading scorers for Maryland were Dennis Ivory, who outdistanced his competitors in the long jump and triple jump, and Gregg (Fly) Robertson, who finished first in the high hurdles and intermediate hurdles.
In the 440-yard run, Maryland's Joe Morris upset highly ated Daryl Anderson of Navy, who was running with a slightly pulled leg muscle.