Churchill started its triple-jump section knowing it needed to place first for a meet victory. The Bulldogs took the event to capture the fifth annual Woodward Relays yesterday at Woodward.
Churchill, whose 10 triple-jump points came 35 minutes after the rest of the meet was completed, totaled 60 points to edge Springbrook by one point. Defending champion Georgetown Prep had 53 in an event punctuated by meet records, six by boys and four by girls.
Ward Wilson and Eric Smith each made his best leap of the season to lead Churchill to a combined total of 123 feet, 4 1/2 inches, 16 inches better than second-place Blair. Wilson covered 42-2 1/2 with his jump and Smith 41-5 1/2. Mike Lertora rounded out the trio with 39-8 1/2.
"The coach (Sonny Coble) just told us to keep our legs up and watch our form," said the 6-4 Smith, who improved 13 1/2 inches over his previous best of 40-4. "Seriously, the pressure helped. It really did."
Churchill's discuss relay of Brian Holloway, Chuck Heidel and Mark Sagerholm shattered the meet's discuss record with a composite 434-3 1/2, more than 20 feet better than the previous mark.
Bulldogs Chris Darling, Dave Garnitz and Andy Lee combined for 36 feet in the pole vault for a seven-foot victory.
Springbrook took firsts in the 880 with a meet record 1:30.6 and the distance medley in a time of 10:48.9.
Georgetown Prep established two meet standards among four first-place finishes. The Little Hoyas clocked 3:1.6 in the sprint medley and totaled 159-3 1/4 in the shot put. Prep also won the mile relay in 3:24.4, one-tenth of a second off its own record from last year, and the two-mile in 8:00.1.
Kennedy used meet-record performances in the 440 and 880 relays to slip past Walter Johnson for the girls title.
Kennedy scored 42 points and Walter Johnson had 40.
Kennedy's quartet of Mary Donfor, Laura deNobel, Mary Tingitore and Janet Connor clocked 1:47.6 in the 830. Later, Patty Whang replaced Donfor to open the 440 relay which was timed in 51.4.
Walter Johnson took the girls mile in a meet record 4:06.8 and the sprint medley in 4:17.6 Kennedy placed second in both events.
Tim Good of Springbrook took the special steepleschase by holding off Seneca Valley's George Guthridge at the wire in 4:44.8. Anne Keeler of Bethesda-Chevy Chase took the girls steeplechase.