To no one's surprise, Howard University's world-class mile-relay team ran away from the other three teams in that race yesterday, coasting home 40 yards ahead in the Howard Relay Carnival.
Reggie Sojouner jumped out to a five-yard lead and the race became history quickly as teammates Zach Jones, Michael Archie and Richard Massey steadily pulled away.
The Bison were timed in 3:15.3. Last month, the quartet finished second in the NCAA indoor championships with a time of 3:15.2.
But except for that and the Bison's 3:30.4 victory in the sprint medley, the meet belonged to the Morgan State men and women.
Anthony Fields, probably the fastest high school sprinter in the area, was the outstanding single performer, college athletes included. The H.D. Woodson senior led from start to finish to win the 100-yard dash in 9.5, two-tenths of a second faster than the meet record.
Fields won the 220 just as effortlessly in 21.8.
Eastern, with Kevin Robinsion and James Green turning in excellent split times, won the 880 and mile relays. Robinson made up five yards on his third leg and anchorman Green needed every bit of it to hold off a surging Fields in the final 100 yards of the 880.
Ballou won the 440 and two-mile relays.
Morgan State's Neville Hodge was a double winner, taking both the 100 and 220-yard dashes. The Bears also chalked up victories in the two-mile relay and the 440-yard dash, where Jimmy Kidd ran away from Howard's Jerman Belcher and Delaware State's Anthony Beamon on the backstretch.