Howard's Teresa Allen set one meet mark and ran on the record-shattering sprint medley as 19 records were broken yesterday at the 11th annual Howard Relays held on the campus of Gallaudet College.
She set a record in the long jump (19-11 1/2) and ran the lead-off leg on the Bison's sprint medley (1:44.03). Howard's other all-America long jumper, Brenda Bailey, finished second at 19-9 1/2 in the long jump.
"I wanted to qualify for the nationals (20-4 qualifying jump)," said Allen. "I better get it next week (Mid-Eastern Conference championships)." Her best leap this outdoor season is 20-2 1/2. Bailey has already qualified with a jump of 20-4.
In the women's 110 hurdles, the field included three nationally ranked all-Americas with Delaware State's Sophia Hunter, currently ranked fourth nationally, winning in 13.38. Candy Young of Fairleigh Dickinson was second (13.59) and Patricia Davis of St. Augustine's was third (13.80). Hunter ran in the 1984 Olympics for Jamaica.
"I had a poor start, but I made it up in the last five hurdles," said Hunter.
Tyrone Harrell of St. Augustine's, who finished fifth in the NCAA Division II indoor championships, ran past Howard's Richard Louis in the last 200 meters to win the men's 400 meters. Harrell finished in 46.36, Louis 46.87 and Anthony Brown of UDC finished third (47.06).
In the men's 1,600-meter relay, St. Augustine's won in 3:07.12. Morgan State ran three freshmen and a senior on its women's 1,600-meter relay team and caught Howard on the last lap (3:38.73) to win.
H.D. Woodson won both the boys and girls high school 1,600-meter relays. The boys won in 3:22.36 and the girls in 4:05.20.