Eleanor Roosevelt senior Greg Early and Paint Branch senior Troy Baker were unchallenged as they won Maryland regional high school cross country races yesterday over a 3.1-mile course at Fort Washington Park.
Early extended his season-long unbeaten streak, winning the Class AA Region III championship in 16:54. Andy Clark of Bowie was second in 18:11.
Baker captured the Class A Region II title in 17:26. In the day's closest battle for first, Laurel's Bryan Siliaman was second in 17:48.
In the girls competition, Bowie senior Robin Quinlan, also unbeaten this season, ran away from the AA-III field, managing one of the few sub-20-minute times this year, 19:58. Eleanor Roosevelt junior Kendra Hickman was next in 21:04.
At the start of the A-II race, it appeared Laurel's Jenny Athey might be in for a tough race, but she finished with a clear victory, in 20:23. Magruder's Jennifer Haas was second in 21:14.
In the team competitions, Eleanor Roosevelt captured both the boys and girls AA contests. Early led a 1-5-6-11-12 order of finish in the boys race, for 35 points. Bowie totaled 70 points for second and Suitland was third with 84.
Roosevelt's girls scored 31 points, 17 better than Bowie. Friendly had 55 for third place.
Laurel won both class A titles, taking the boys championship with 31 points and the girls with 33.
In the Class AA, Region II championships, junior Tom Eagleson of Whitman and junior Kim Many of Kennedy won the boys and girls titles, respectively, at Calverton Fairland Park.
Eagleson beat Walter Johnson's Greg Andre, 16:04-16:42. Many outran Whitman's Virginia Mattingly, 18:49-19:43.
Whitman captured the boys and girls team titles, totaling 33 in the boys division and 39 in the girls'.
In Class B, Region II, Oakland Mills' boys and Atholton's girls easily won the team titles at Atholton.
Oakland Mills' boys finished with 38 points and Mount Hebron was second with 65.
Patrick Hayden of Oakland Mills won the boys individual championship with a time of 16:19. Matt Megary of Mount Hebron was six seconds behind Megary.
Atholton's girls scored 29 points and Centennial had 70.
Steffi Rausch of Howard won the girls title in 18:59. Janet Coffey of Atholton finished in 19:59.
Virginia AAA Tennis:
Langley won its second straight state girls championship, beating E.C. Glass of Richmond, 9-0, at Douglass Freeman in Richmond.