Anthony Fields of H.D. Woodson smashed the area high school record in the 100 and tied the record in the 220-yard dash yesterday in the Interhigh track and field championships at Coolidge.
The spectacular one-man show by Fields was not quite enough as McKinley dethroned two-time defending champion Woodson for the team title.
McKinley finished with 117 points, Woodson totaled 100 Ballou was a distant third with 64.
"Our field events won it for us. I got a new assistant coach Bill Faxio, and that's all he did all year," said McKinley Coach MacClinton Brown. "You can see it paid off. But I wasn't really surprise. If we had any kind of track to practice on we'd win every year."
Most of the spectators realized the meet would be a two-team affair. Woodson trailed McKinley by 12 points following Thursdays first-day action and had only half as many qualifiers for yesterday's finals.
The only first places Warrior Coach Stan Mullins could count on was the 100 and 220.
Fields did not disappoint Mullins. The 5-foot-7, 155-pound senior, undefeated in two years, kept that record intact. He flew out of the blocks in the 100 and left a good field to battle for the other places. Fields was timed in 9.24, bettering the area mark of 9.4 set by Levine Burgess of Eastern in 1970.
Fields gave a little indication of what to expect in the 220 final, turning a 20.1 split and nearly overhauling Eastern's Philip Hooker and McKinley's Mark Leach down the stretch in the 880 relay.
The 220 was no contest. Fields came off the turn well ahead and steadily pulled away to win in 21.1. That tied the 20-year-old area mark set by John Hamilton of Fairmont Heights.
McKinley did not break a tape all day but dominated the field events. The musclemen scored 48 of McKinley's 54 first day points and came back yesterday to chalk up important places.
Wayne Robinson won the high jump with an unspectacular six-foot leap. Robinson and Tracy Singleton also took second and third place in the triple jump. Leach managed third place finishes in the 100 and 220 dashes and James King also won a bronze medal in the 880 run.
Long jump champion Bernard Goad of Coolidge added the triple jump medal to his trophy case. His leap of 45-10 1/4 bettered the old meet record by 5 inches.
Woodson's Ronald Crowder won the mile in 4:28.2 and Cardozo's Donald Yearwood the 880 in 1:57.7. Varls Monroe of Spingarn took the 120 high hurdles in 14.4 and Ballou's Keith Brooks the 220s in 39.6.
Eastern won the mile relay in 3:18.6 but needed a strong finish by Hooker who held off 440 champion Eddis Simms of Roosevelt in the stretch.