Virginia Military Institute won four titles today, with Jack Ditt setting a meet record in the 3,000-meter run at the 12th annual Princeton Indoor Relays at Jadwin Gymnasium.
Ditt beat Princeton's Dave Olds on the final turn of the 3,000, winning in 8:07.16 to break the record of 8:11.8 set by Don Paige in 1980. Ditt, a junior, had not run this distance in more than year but easily bettered his previous best time of 8:19.
Sylvester Davis, Marshall Pitts, Marcus Black and Henry Lee Sanchez of the mile relay team each ran his leg in under 49 seconds and VMI won easily in 3:13.89. Howard, which had won last year in 3:11.76, finished fourth this year.
VMI senior Dale Davius won the high jump at 7 feet 2 3/4 and teammate Ray Crowder won at 15-4 1/4 in the pole vault.
Georgetown's Kevin King ran a 4:03.7 mile in the anchor leg of the distance medley to give the Hoyas a victory in 10:03.39. Patrick Kelty ran Georgetown's first leg, followed by Chris Covington and John Sullivan. When Sullivan handed the baton to King, the Hoyas were in eighth place, but King made up the ground with a personal-best mile and won by 15 meters.
Alan Baginski of Maryland won the 35-pound weight throw for a second year, his 64-11 1/4 bettering the 62-4 1/2 distance he won at last year. George Mason's Mike Scudieri won the triple jump at 50-2, with VMI's Ron Abbit second at 48-9 3/4