BALTIMORE, FEB. 23 -- Woodlawn's boys and Old Mill's girls won the Maryland Class AA indoor track and field championships tonight at the Fifth Regiment Armory.

Woodlawn finished with 77 points. Meade was second with 63, followed by Old Mill with 45.

Old Mill's girls had 88 points. Largo was second with 44 and Whitman had 33.

One of the more exciting races of the evening occurred in the girls 800-meter relay. Largo, High Point and Old Mill were neck and neck coming around the final 50 meters. Tiffany Johnson of Largo was on the inside as Beth Ketcham of Old Mill tried to cut in front.

"I was ahead of her, but I wasn't far enough in front to cut in," said Ketcham, who will undergo surgery to remove a nerve in her right foot Wednesday. "When I finally got enough room, I moved over and she elbowed me."

The girls bumped, but no foul was called. High Point and Old Mill finished tied for first in 1 minute 52.2 seconds. Largo was third at 1:52.3.

There were numerous double winners and at least one who swept three races.

Kennedy's Kim Many won the 3,200-meter run in 11 minutes 20 seconds and the mile in 5:16.6. Many, who usually starts quickly, began slowly today trying to develop her own pace. Pitted against defending champion Robin Quinlan of Bowie and Virginia Mattingly of Whitman, Many came on strong at the finish and won easily.

"The pace was very comfortable for me," she said. "Actually, it got too comfortable. At the end I had to really work to concentrate."

"She ran a perfect race," said Kennedy Coach Allan Bellman. "She ran the event as it had been set up."

Largo's Camille Phillips won the gold in the 300 meters for the second straight year and also captured the 500-meter dash.

"The 300 was really playing on my mind because I won it last year and I really wanted to defend my championship," said Phillips.

In the 500, Phillips took an early lead and was never threatened.

"I feel more comfortable being in front right from the outset," she said. "Even if someone pulls up next to me, I feel as though I can use my strength to fight them off."

Suitland's Thomas Bowman won three events, taking the 500 in 1:06.2, the 300 in 36:30 and the 800 in 1:57.5. "I'm really kind of scared of running on a track of this kind {pressed wood}," said Bowman, who fell at the same track at the D.C. Armory. "It's hard for me to get a grip and get out quickly."

Woodlawn got the early boost, winning 23 points with a one-two-three finish in the 55 high hurdles. Gary Rooney was first, Gerald Taylor second and Torrance Zellner third.