HEREFORD, MD., NOV. 10 -- Amid rain and 40 mph winds, Centennial's Pat Rodrigues easily won the 3A boys title at today's Maryland state cross-country championships at Hereford.

His winning time of 16 minutes 53 seconds was the meet's best in all divisions but fell short of his 16:18 in last year's race.

"I just wanted to run a fast time without getting hurt," he said. "But I couldn't expect too much today. The conditions were awful."

In 4A, Pascal Dobert of Whitman won on the three-mile course in 17:30.

"I fell twice but I {got up} and stuck with what I had done before," said Dobert, who's been competing little more than a year. "I just wanted the team to win."

He helped Whitman become the first team ever to win team honors in both the boys and girls divisions; the girls had 58, the boys 69. Broadneck was second in the boys division with 85 and Frederick's girls team was second with 95.

In girls 3A, Centennial's Amanda Cox edged C. Milton Wright's Stacy Servia by six seconds, winning in 21:46. Cox's performance coupled with Meg Gralia's eighth-place finish lifted Centennial to the team title with 65.

The 4A girls race showcased Dulaney's Amanda White, whose 18:43 was more than two minutes better than Frederick's Jennifer Novak, besides being the top time among all females. Next were Severna Park's Megan Ambrose and Whitman's Craig Lake.Boys 4A

1, Pascal Dobert, Whitman, 17:30; 2, Timothy Stahler, Frederick, 17:38; 3, Ryan McClusky, Perry Hall, 17:40; 4, Dave Wall, Broadneck, 17:51; 5, Kevin Carter, Springbrook, 17:58; 6, Sheridan Snedden, Glen Burnie, 18:06; 7, Scott Boetig, Old Mill, 18:07; 8, Josh Luko, Quince Orchard, 18:07; 9, James Parrott, La Plata, 18:07; 10, Matt Seybold, Dulaney, 18:11.

1, Whitman 69; 2, Broadneck 85; 3, Perry Hall 93; 4, Westminster 133; 5, Old Mill 188; 6, Dulaney 237; 7, Severna Park 241; 8, Churchill 243; 9, Walter Johnson 270; 10, Quince Orchard 287. Girls 4A

1, Amanda White, Dulaney, 18:43; 2, Jennifer Novak, Frederick, 20:51; 3, Megan Ambrose, Severna Park, 20:53; 4, Craig Lake, Whitman, 21:24; 5, Tina Brown, Churchill, 21:40; 6, Anna Battat, Whitman, 21:56; 7, Cindy Silate, Glen Burnie 21:57; 8, C Gallagher, Whitman, 22:07; 9, Fran Mackney, Severna Park, 22:11; 10, Paula Lavorgna, Roosevelt.

1, Whitman 58; 2, Frederick 95; 3, Churchill 134; 4, Dulaney 139; 5, Severna Park 147; 6, Westminster 158; 7, Old Mill 177; 8, Roosevelt 190; 9, Meade 229; 10, Perry Hall 243. Boys 3A

1, Pat Rodrigues, Centennial, 16:53; 2, Jeff Hankins, C. Milton Wright, 17:31; 3, Joseph Drissel, Oakland Mills, 17:56; 4, Paul Schoeny, Oakland Mills, 18:06; 5, William Dye, Oakland Mills, 18:06; 6, Mike Day, Thomas Johnson, 18:11; 7, Jon Sushinsky, Richard Montgomery, 18:12; 8, Jeremy Weinstock, Paint Branch, 18:14; 9, Alan Barney, Richard Montgomery, 18:14; 10, Jason Cox, Lansdowne, 18:19.

1, Richard Montgomery 72; 2, Oakland Mills 75; 3, C. Milton Wright 82; 4, Centennial 108; 5, North Hagerstown 136; 6, South Carroll 166; 7, Laurel 180; 8, North Carroll 245; 9, Lackey 273; 10, Bel Air 278. Girls 3A

1, Amanda Cox, Centennial, 21:46; 2, Stacy Servia, C. Milton Wright, 21:52; 3, Kristin McMichael, Catonsville, 22:52; 4, Lisa Sullivan, Leonardtown, 23:01; 5, Julia Kamperman, Franklin, 23:17; 6, Mandy Walburn, Centennial, 23:23; 7, Claudia Colindres, Laurel, 23:26; 8, Meg Gralia, Centennial, 23:33; 9, Jennifer Lee, Richard Montgomery, 23:36; 10, Kerrie Bowes, McDonough, 23:37.

1, Centennial 65; 2, Liberty 68; 3, Catonsville 74; 4, Leonardtown 115; 5, Richard Montgomery 116; 6, C. Milton Wright 121; 7, Great Mills 139; 8, South Carroll 148.

Virginia State:

The Woodbridge boys and West Potomac girls won the Virginia AAA championships at Piedmont Community College in Charlottesville. John Oliver of Denbigh won the boys title in 16:24, and Robinson's Megan McCarthy (19:32) was the girls champion. Brentsville's Virginia Martin was the girls Group A champion in 21:13.

McCarthy, a junior and the Northern Region champion, earned her second state title. West Potomac repeated as girls team champion as Northern Region teams swept the top four spots.

The Woodbridge boys, who also won in 1988, were ranked eighth in the state coming into the tournament but outpointed Northern Region champion Robinson. AAA Boys

1, John Oliver, Denbigh, 16:24; 2, Tony Sawyer, Denbigh, 16:33; 3, Tommy Holland, Princess Anne, 16:45; 4, Aaron Linz, West Springfield, 16:56; 5, Scott Crissey, Woodbridge, 16:59; 6, Roy Borden, Hayfield, 17:05; 7, Marshall Ferguson, Albemarle, 17:06; 8, Marcus Brede, Mount Vernon, 17:08; 9, John Hawthorne, Cave Spring, 17:10; 10, Mekonnen Berhanu, T.C. Williams, 17:11.

1, Woodbridge 78; 2, Robinson 101; 3, West Springfield 132; 4, Cave Spring 154; 5, Denbigh 155; 6, T.C. Williams 197; 7, Monacan 201; 8, Douglas Freeman 209; 9, Princess Anne 226; 10, Gar-Field 228. AAA Girls

1, Meghan McCarthy, Robinson, 19:32; 2, Amy Akstin, West Potomac, 19:43; 3, Stephanie Beckes, Salem-Virginia Beach, 19:59; 4, Carrie Sieberkrob, Robinson, 20:07; 5, Ann Huybrechts, Yorktown, 20:12; 6, Angel Carbone, Lake Braddock, 20:19; 7, Mayrie Richards, W.T. Woodson, 20:20; 8, Lori Phillips, Frank Cox, 20:23; 9, Karen Reinhard, Lake Braddock, 20:24; 10, Kelly Donahoe, Stafford, 20:25.

1, West Potomac 97; 2, Robinson 114; 3, Woodbridge 123; 4, Lake Braddock 128; 5, Salem-Virginia Beach 151; 6, Frank Cox 171; 7, Langley 183; 8, Manchester 228; 9, Midlothian 246; 10, North Stafford 255.

IAC Championships:

Georgetown Prep runners took the top five positions as the Little Hoyas swept to the Interstate Athletic Conference title on their home course. It was the first perfect team score in the meet's 27-year history.

Jama Bile (17:09), Christopher Neal (17:27), Bogi Yohannes (17:28), Mike McPherson (17:38) and Tom McPherson (17:45) covered the flooded 5-kilometer course in a downpour. Sixth-place Jacob Montwieler (17:54) led St. Albans to second place.

1, Georgetown Prep 15; 2, St. Albans 51; 3, Sidwell Friends 102; 4, Landon 105; 5, Episcopal and St. Stephen's 148; 7, Bullis 177.