Three meet records, four double winners and a surprisingly good steeplechase debut highlighted the Draper Invitational high school track meet at St. Stephen's yesterday.
Carlos Gill and Kevin McKinley of Spingarn competed in the steeplechase for the first time and finished one-two. Gill was clocked in 4:36 and McKinley was timed at 4:36.4.
"I've been wanting to run it for four years," said Gill, whose school is a member of the interhigh League, which doesn't have a steeplechase event.
Gill also won the 800 meters in 1:57.8.
Carroll won the meet's boys division with 103 points. Gonzaga was second with 70 and Spingarn third with 63 1/2. Ballou won the girls division was 92 points, followed by West Springfield with 84 and O'Connell with 66.
Steve Brown of Gonzaga set a meet record in the 110 hurdles in a wind-aided 14.3 seconds, breaking the mark of 14.4 set in 1984 by Andrew Stewart of Anacostia. Brown hopes to get his time under 14 seconds at the upcoming Metro Conference championship at Carroll.
Ballou's 400-meter relay team of Charlene Taylor, Allette Hannon, Maria Small and Linda Johnson set a meet record of 49.6 seconds, surpassing the 50.1 set last year by Anacostia. Johnson also won the 100 meters (12.8) and the 200 meters (26.0).
Anacostia's 1,600-meter relay team of sisters Lorraine and Nadine McCall, Cheryl Jones and Cynthia Battle set a meet record of 4:03.2, breaking the mark of 4:05.9 set last year by Ballou.
Martin Greenfelder of West Springfield won the boys 100 (10.9) and 200 meters (23.0).
Gonzaga's Michael Hollis passed Ballou's Anthony Wood with five meters left to win the 400-meter relay (43.8). Ballou was clocked in 44.0.
Carroll's Kevin Brown took the long jump (21 feet 10 3/4 inches) and Mike Young took the high jump (6-2).
Rhonda Doy of Coolidge came from 10 meters back to win the girls 400-meter run in 1:00.1.