Eleanor Roosevelt opened its indoor track season on a fast note, capturing both the girls and boys titles Saturday at the second-annual Prince George's Post-Holiday indoor track and field meet at the University of Maryland Reckord Armory.
The boys team earned only one first place but had numerous second- and third-place finishes to total 84 points. Largo was second with 69, Bowie third with 46. The girls finished with 86 points, 12 more than Bladensburg. Friendly was third with 47.
Roosevelt's Ebony Robinson won the 55-yard dash (7.0 seconds) and 300 (43.60) and ran on the winning (six-lap) sprint relay (2:22.90). Robinson also ran on the Raiders' runner-up mile relay team. Bladensburg's Sue Harrington won the mile (6:10) and two-mile (1:42.13) events. Friendly's Kim Johnson won the shot put (37 feet 2 1/2).
Kevin Farrell won the 880-yard run (2:13.90) to claim Roosevelt's lone first-place award. Largo's Donald Levy captured the mile (5:01.30) and two-mile (10:47.40). Other winners included Crossland's James Cunningham in the 60-yard dash (6:20) and Surrattsville's Tyrone McKoy in the 60-yard hurdles (8.0).
Bowie dominated the relay events, winning the sprint, mile and two-mile relays. David Bryan, Jamal Lyons, Calvin Arrington and Brian Willis ran on the sprint (2:03.10) and mile relay (3:50.40) teams. Lyons and Willis joined Aaron McKinney and Frank Stojanovski on the two-mile relay team (9:13.80). . . .
In a non-scoring Montgomery County meet at Reckord Armory last Friday, Churchill's Keisha Cole won the 60-yard dash (7.4) and 300 (45.0) and teammate Tina Brown won the 800 meters (2:33.0). Walter Johnson's Balazys Koranyi took the boys 800 (2:12.0), and Bethesda-Chevy Chase's Matt Ellis won the mile (4:55.0).
Wrestling With Success
Chesapeake's inexperienced wrestling team continued to show marked improvement, taking second place behind host Aberdeen in a tournament last weekend. The Cougars (3-1) racked up 151 1/2 team points, 58 behind the winners. Calvert Hall, Archbishop Curley, Towson, Dulaney and Brandwine (Del.) also participated in the tournament.
"We've been in three tournaments this year and come in third, third and second," said Cougars Coach Thomas Slichter. "Obviously I'm pleased with my young team. I only have three seniors in my lineup."
Individual winners for Chesapeake included Ron Alexander (119 pounds), Doug Horton (125) and Brian Eveleth (130). Alexander downed Towson's Paul Davis, 9-6; Horton beat Jessie Dashner of Archbishop Curley, 8-7; and Eveleth defeated Gary Mryncza of Curley, 11-6.
Slichter's young squad has two big challenges this week: going against Meade today and two-time defending Maryland 4A champion Old Mill on Thursday.
Jumping for Joy
Stanford sophomore Jair Lynch, a former All-Met gymnast from Sidwell Friends, finished 11th among the nation's top 48 gymnasts and secured one of the 12 berths on the 1991 U.S. national team. Lynch, last year's top freshman, led the Cardinal to its first Pac-10 gymnastic championship last year. He was first in the conference optional meet and seventh in the NCAA championships.
In the USA Junior Elite championships last year, Lynch was first in three events -- the floor exercise, pommel horse and parallel bars -- and second on the high bar to win the all-around title with 108.10 points.
Lynch and the Cardinal open defense of the Pac-10 title next week. In a tuneup Saturday, Lynch will participate in the Spartan Open in San Jose.
Arundel Coach Honored
Arundel baseball coach Bernie Walter was named winner of the Easton Master Coach Award and will be honored at the annual coaches' convention in New Orleans. In 19 years at Arundel and 25 in American Legion, he has compiled a 1,621-301 record and won six Amateur Baseball Association titles and four Maryland State baseball crowns. Last season Arundel was 17-5 and his American Legion team went 71-7 and won the national championship.