Steady rain caused slick conditions at Largo High School, prompting meet officials to postpone three field events at the Maryland Class AA high school track and field championships yesterday.
Finals for the boys long jump and all flights of the girls long jump and boys pole vault will be held at Old Mill High School Tuesday at 4.
The boys long jump event was stopped after the second flight. Officials said results from the first two flights will be combined to determine the finalists Tuesday.
Largo's boys lead the scoring with 93 points in the 16 events before the postponement. Friendly has 58, and Bowie 52. Largo's lead is insurmountable.
With two events left in the girls meet, Westminster appears to have that state title in hand. The Owls left Largo last night with 62 points, Suitland 48 and High Point 34.
Largo, Friendly and Eleanor Roosevelt's boys alternately led the scoring until the 400 meters, when Largo juniors Robert Bailey and Aaron Coley finished first and third.
Bailey ran away with the one-lap event in 48.4, then returned to win the 800 just as convincingly in 1:55.0. Bailey and Coley joined Rodney Metcalf and Robert Marshall to win the 1,600-meter relay.
"We used everybody," said 15-year Coach Sal Vespoint. "We believe in depth. We don't count on anyone to have their best day to win. But they're all prepared to take up the slack anywhere on the track; and no one has turned us down yet."
Eleanor Roosevelt's Carol Womack won the open 400 and 800 events. Lack of competition kept her from her personal best in both. But her 57.5 in the quarter and her time of 2.16.1 in the half beat the runners-up by at least two seconds.
Gaithersburg junior LaShawn Haythe won two events and anchored her teammates to a victory in the 400-meter relay. Haythe equaled her best in the 100 at 12.2 and won the 200 meters in 25.2.