Three-time All-Met Meghan McCarthy from Robinson won the girls seeded 5,000 meters in the Blue Cross/Blue Shield University of Virginia Invitational last week for the third straight year, this time in 18 minutes 46 seconds. Yorktown's Ann Huybrecht, who finished 40th in the Northern Region meet last year, surprised the field of 222 by finishing second in 19:18.
O'Connell's Mary Conway was fourth in 19:36 and Stafford's Kelly Donahoe (19:47) was fifth.
Arroyo Grande (Calif.) won the team title with 109 points. West Potomac was third (165), Langley fourth (203), Lake Braddock sixth (237), Robinson seventh (281), Woodbridge eighth (290) and Madison ninth (291).
Louie Quintana of Arroyo Grande outdistanced a field of 291 runners, winning in 15:27 and shattering the course record by nearly 10 seconds. Ibrahim Aden of Fork Union was third in 16:23. Sparky Thornton of West Springfield finished ninth (16:35).
St. Anthony's of New York won the team title with 155 points, 33 more than Arroyo Grande. How other area teams fared: Robinson third (250), Gonzaga fifth (261), Woodbridge sixth (270), West Springfield eighth (282) and Gar-Field ninth (295). Double-Duty Kicker
Gwynn Park senior Mike Rogers tries to divide equally his time between football and soccer. Rogers is the place kicker on the football team and a forward on the soccer team. Rogers hasn't kicked too often for the football team, making only one conversion. The team (2-2) has scored only four touchdowns. He didn't get a chance to kick Friday since his team was shut out, 18-0, by Duval.
While Rogers was hoping to kick, the Yellow Jackets' soccer team was edging Laurel, 2-1, in double overtime on a goal by Shawn Clink. The crucial win gave Gwynn Park a 4-0 record.
Blaine Harden took over as Gwynn Park's soccer coach after Philip Gyau left to travel with the U.S. national team three days after practice began in August. Gyau and his father, Nana Gyau, were the Yellow Jackets' coaches. But Nana Gyau left for his native home in Ghana and Phillip, who also played this past season with the Maryland Bays, was named to the national team.
"Blaine was sort of around," Gwynn Park Athletic Director Wayne Knode said. "When we lost our father-son coaching team, we gave the job to Blaine. He was a former assistant at DuVal and is doing fine." Putting on a Clinic
Georgetown's John Thompson and Maryland's Gary Williams will be among the guest speakers at the second annual Dunbar High School basketball clinic at the school, Oct. 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other speakers include former UDC coach Wil Jones, Providence Coach Rick Barnes and Howard women's coach Sonja Tyler.
Dunbar Coach Mike McLeese and his players will conduct demonstrations. Refreshments will be served and T-shirts and door prizes will be given out. Admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. All proceeds will be donated to the D.C. Society for Autistic Children. For further information, contact McLeese at Dunbar. . . .
Recently appointed head coaches, Mike Jarvis at George Washington and Jeff Jones at Virginia, will headline a group of coaches who will speak at the 25th annual D.C. Basketball Clinic at the Ramada Hotel in Lanham Friday and Saturday. There will be demonstrations at DeMatha High School by the team and Coach Morgan Wootten.
Other speakers include Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski, Kentucky's Rick Pitino, Connecticut's Jim Calhoun, La Salle'e Speedy Morris and High Point High School's Ernie Welch.
There will be a luncheon with the coaches, door prizes and gifts awarded. Tuition is $55. For further information, contact Wootten, the clinic director, or St. John's Coach Joe Gallagher, the program director.
Both clinics are open to men and women's college, high school, youth and boys and girls club teams. . . .
More than 115 girls from the Washington area, Pennsylvania and New Jersey participated in the Blue Chip Basketball Shootout camp last week at American University. More than 50 college women's coaches were in attendance to evaluate the players. Clinic director Patti Langworthy of Einstein said the camp was a success. Plans for a second session here in March have begun. Open Date
Spingarn is seeking boys basketball games for Dec. 11 and 14: contact Athletic Director Frank Parks or Coach Wesley Milam at the school. . . .
Potomac (Md.) All-Met 6-foot-1 guard Rob Garner (21 points, seven assists) has given an oral committment to play for the University of Texas. Another point guard, Dunbar's 5-4 Romeo Roach, who averaged eight points and five assists per game last season, has orally committed to attend Delaware State. Roast Anyone?
The Anne Arundel County Coaches Association will have its second annual Texas Bull Roast and Chesapeake Bay Oyster Roast at the La Fontaine Bleu in Glen Burnie Oct. 21 from 1 to 6 p.m. For further information, contact any of the county schools' athletic directors.Revolving Door
Bob King, a former coach at Chopticon and assistant at St. Mary's College, is Friendly's third basketball coach in three seasons. He replaces Mark Piccirilli, who coached one season after replacing longtime coach Roy Henderson. Winner and Still Champion
Thanks to goals by Jenny Rinschler and Alyssa Phillip, Lake Braddock defeated Tabb, 2-0, to win the Tabb Invitational a second straight year. Kristin Jepson scored to beat McLean, 1-0, in its other field hockey tournament game. Lake Braddock edged McLean by the same score on penalty strokes to win the tournament last year. McLean's Barbara King was named the tournament's most valuable player.