Bladensburg senior Ray Calloway won the 55-meter dash in record time and Karen Woods captured four titles as the Central High girls from Seat Pleasant established themselves as the state's premier team today in the 20th annual Maryland National Guard Scholastic Games.
Central, totaling 84 points, was an easy winner of the girls' title. Victories by Donald Battle in three events led Suitland to the boys' championship. Central's girls won every relay. Woods won the 500 meters (1:18.2), the 800 meters (2:25.1), and anchored the 3,200- (10:17.2), and 1,600-relay (4:06.6). Woods teamed with Paula Bryant, Pam Gaddy, and Andrea Clark in the 3,200 relay and joined Pam Carter, Bryant, and Gaddy in the 1,600 relay.
Central's Robin Benjamin, Clark, Kecia Roberts and Gaddy won the 800 relay in 1:49.1. Benjamin also won the 55-meter dash.
Suitland scored 62 points to win the boys title. The mile relay team of Gary Craig, Michael Byrams, Rick Johnson and Battle won in 3:32.
Dangerous traveling conditions prevented many of the 71 registered teams from appearing.
Calloway, who ran a 9.4 in the 100-yard dash last year in Michigan, won the 55 meters in 6.3 seconds. However, Calloway's anticipated showdown with state sprint champ Luis Morales of Oxon Hill failed to take place for the second consecutive week. At the Navy Invitational a week ago, Calloway's blocks fell apart in a preliminary heat and Morales won the 60-yard dash. Bad weather prevented Oxon Hill from appearing today.
Friendly senior Phyllis Addison set a meet record in the shot put with a 39-foot, 3 1/4-inch toss. Battle led from the start and held off Navy Invitational 600-yard champ Charles Jenkins of Georgetown Prep on the backstretch of the last lap to win the 500 meters in 1:06.8. Teammate Rick Johnson was second (1:07.8) and Jenkins third. Battle also won the 800 in 2:03.