TOWSON, MD., JULY 19 -- Washington, D.C. area athletes won eight individual events and three relays on the final day of track competition at the 13th annual East Coast Invitational today at Towson State University.
Keisha Gilliam, of the Cavalier-Cavalette track club of Temple Hills, competing in the girls 8-and-under division, won the 100 meters in 15.21. Darrin Black, also of Cavalier-Cavalette, won the 100 in 15.1 in the boys 8-and-under.
Tanya Hughes of St. Mary's (County) Track Club, in the girls 15-16 category, won the high jump by clearing 5-7. William Perry of Anacostia Youth Athletic Club held off Henry McKoy of the Junior Striders of Fayetteville, N.C., to win the boys 13-14 400 in 52.1. McKoy was timed in 52.65. This is the second straight victory at Towson for Perry in the 13-14 age group in the 400.
"He just went out and ran," said his coach and father William Perry Sr. "We are really happy about his time."
Jeremiah Howard of the Firebirds TC of Gaithersburg, competing in the 13-14 category, won the 200 in 23.5. Thomas Dixon of the Jaguar Track Club of Largo won the 200 in 21.7 in the 15-16 age group.
Chrissie Buser of the Potomac Valley Track Club of Germantown, won the 17-18 shot put with a toss of 37-10 3/4.
In the girls 15-16 100, Antionette Moon of Silver Spring won in 12.74 over Lorrie Sinclair of Concorde Track Club of Brooklyn, N.Y., who finished in 12.75.
The Glenarden Track Club of Landover won the boys 10-and-under 400 relay in 57 seconds. The Cavalier-Cavalette Track Club won the 11-12 boys 400 relay in 53.08 and the Firebirds won the 13-14 400 relay in 46.8.
Monifa Taylor of the Zodiac Track Club of the Bronx, N.Y., set a meet record in the girls 15-16 110 hurdles in 13.82. Tonya Brown of the OLYA Track Club of Philadelphia set a record in the girls 11-12 400 meters in 58.34.
Wesley Rouse of the D.C. Striders finished third in the decathlon with 4,125 points.