WESTMINSTER, MD., MAY 26 -- Stephanie Love of Central had only one goal in the Maryland State Track and Field Championships today: to win. She did so four times, capturing the girls Class 2A 100-meter hurdles in 15.40, the 300-meter intermediate hurdles in 45.17, the 200 meters in 25.93 and 400 meters in 57.95.

"I just wanted to get to the finish line and run hard," said Love, a senior who had never before won a state championship.

Elgin Gordon of Eleanor Roosevel didn't let a little sleep deny him the chance of being state champion in the boys Class 4A 100 and 200 meters. He won both events convincingly.

He went to Roosevelt's prom Friday night in Baltimore and didn't go to sleep until 3 a.m. He had to be at Roosevelt at 7 a.m. to get on the team bus. The 100 meters was held at 10:25 and he won the event in 10.64.

"I told myself if I can make it in the 100 meters I'll be all right," he said. "I ran on guts in the 100 meters."

He felt more rested in the 200 meters, which was held at 1:40, and came close to breaking the meet record of 21.14. He won the event in 21.16 and missed the record held by Derrick Love of Meade.

Teammate Ebony Robinson didn't go to the prom and was well rested when she ran the girls 4A 100 meters in 12.25 and the 200 meters in 24.47.

"I was trying to break 12 seconds," she said of winning the 100.

Tanya Hughes of Great Mills wanted to break the national record in the high jump (6-2 3/4) during the high school season. She failed to do so, but won the event today with a leap of 5-8. She will try to break the record at major invitational high school meets during the summer.

"I still have some more chances," she said.

High Point's Kevin Jordan, who signed a football/track grant-in-aid with UCLA, finished his high school career by winning the 300 intermediate hurdles in 38.4 and the high jump (6-8).

"I had both hurdle events today {110 and 300 hurdles} and I really wanted to win both," said Jordan, who finished second in the 110 hurdles.

Flirtisha Harris of Calvert won the girls 3A 100 meters (12.45) for the fourth consecutive year.

Several underclassmen also did well, including Tyra Moore, a junior at Largo. She won the girls' 4A long jump by leaping 18-5 1/2. She earned a national ranking Friday by triple jumping 40-2 1/2.