After being disqualified for a baton violation during what would have been a record-breaking 440 relay, Linda Portasik anchored her mile, 880 and sprint-medley relay teams to meet records as Fort Hunt won its second straight Gaithersburg Invitational Girls Relays yesterday.
The Federals scored 42 points. Bladensburg had 32, Jefferson 25 and Bethesda-Chevy Chase 24.
In the 440-relay (Portasik received the baton before crossing into the pass zone and her team's winning time of 49.6 was not counted.
Jefferson's Carol Miller, Michele Scott, Darlene Scott and Teresa Patterson were given first place with a time of 50.0 That also represented a meet record.
"I've never that infraction called before but I think it had a positive effect on her (Portasik)," said Fort Hunt coach Andy Tissinger. "It fired her up and she just burned the next few times around."
In the mile relay, Portasik took the baton 15 yards behind the leader and ran a time of 56.2 to takeover Bladesburg's Sharon Ingwersen and set a mark of 4:00.2.
In both the 880-relay and sprintmedley relay the sophomore blazed past Blandensburg runners for records of 1:44.4 and 1:47.0, respectively.
But it was anchor runner Debbi Bragg who iced the win for Fort Hunt in the shuttle hurdle relay. Trailing by two strides with two hurdles left, Bragg turned it on for a meet record of 426.2. That victory virtually assured Fort Hunt of winning the team title.
Carol Hughes started the meet by outkicking Lake Braddock and Annapolis sunners and lift B-CC to a new record in the two-mile relay of 9:51. That smashed Northwood's 1976 mark by 21 seconds.
Meanwhile, Bladensburg kept pace with second-place finishes in 440 relay, mile relay and 880 relay.
In the distance of Sue Bath medley, Woodbridge's team of Sue Bath Andrea Allen, Sue Baker and Val Harden edged teams from T.C. Williams and B-CC to establish a meet record in 12:45.