Eleanor Roosevelt swimming coach Manga Dalizu said last weekend's dual meet triumph over Oxon Hill did a great deal for his team's confidence heading into Friday night's Prince George's County championships at Bowie State University.
"Because of the win, we might have the upper hand," said Dalizu, whose team is 7-0. "I thought we did as well as expected. This was good for our confidence and I feel we should do pretty well."
Helped by Jason Chase's wins in the 100-yard breaststroke (1 minute 8.70 seconds) and 100 butterfly (55.75), the boys edged the previously unbeaten Clippers, 90-79.
The Roosevelt girls team had an easier time, winning by 103-67. Tiffany Crandell won the 100 freestyle (59.2) and 200 individual medley (2:17.09).
Wilson's Golden Crew won the 50 freestyle (23.21) and 100 freestyle (53.35) in a 63-15 dual meet win over Dunbar, qualifying for the Metro championships. Georgetown Prep Hosts Indoor Soccer
More than 40 area teams, as well as teams from Williamsburg, Hagerstown, Md., and Shepherdstown, W.Va., competed in the 12th-annual indoor soccer tournament last weekend at Georgetown Prep. A total of 209 goals were scored in the eight age groups.
Individual winners were the Potomac Knights (1981), Williamsburg Strikers ('80), Shepherdstown Force ('79), Potomac Panthers ('78), Hagerstown ('77), Potomac Silver Spring ('76) and Bethesda F.C. ('75). Bethesda United won the high school division.
Keeping Track of Area's Best
Suitland and Central needed late heroics from their relay teams to hold off Prince George's foes and win their respective county boys and girls indoor track titles at Hagerstown Junior College. The Central girls edged Eleanor Roosevelt, 68-64, while the Suitland boys also beat Roosevelt, 84-77. . . .
Meade twins Jeff and Eric Miller led a 1-2-3 sweep in the pole vault and helped Meade win its fourth consecutive Anne Arundel County track and field indoor championship at the 5th Regional Armory in Baltimore. Jeff Miller jumped 14 feet 6, Eric Miller went 13-6 and Brian Glock had a personal best of 12-6 as Meade compiled 124 points. Old Mill finished second with 88 1/2.
Meade is competing in the regional championships Feb. 11 at the Armory in Baltimore before trying for a third straight Maryland 4A championship Feb. 19.
Old Mill got victories from Titisha Washington in the 300 (43.9) and Amy Reusling in the shot (32-1 1/4) and won the girls county title with 87 points. Meade was second with 64. Severna Park's Fran Mackney took the 1,600 (5:34.6) and 3,200 (12:20.6). . . .
H.D. Woodson's 1,600 relay team (3:21.7) and sprint medley (3:33.7) are first in the recent national rankings in School Marks Magazine. Monyetta Haynesworth of Potomac ranks first in the 55 hurdles (8.21).
The T.C. Williams boys team is ranked second behind Andrews of High Point, N.C.
Capital Classic Set
All-American 6-1 guard Cory Alexander of Oak Hill (formerly of Flint Hill), 6-8 Alan Henderson of Indianapolis and 6-11 Cherokee Parks of Huntington Beach, Calif., have committed to play for the U.S. All-Star team March 27 in the 18th-annual Capital Classic at Capital Centre. The remaining players for the U.S. team as well as the local all-star team will be announced next month. . . .
Harry "Red" Caughron, who compiled a 217-56-7 record, including eight unbeaten seasons, in his 31 years as football coach at Woodberry Forest, has decided to step down. Caughron will remain as the Virginia private school as athletic director and head of the school's sports camp. Caughron wll be replacd by Bill Davis, a wide receiver at Virginia in the early '70s. For the past 17 years, Davis has been athletic director and a coach at the Blue Ridge Private School in Dykes, Va. . . .
Carroll is seeking a football coach to replace Timmy Breslin, who resigned recently. Breslin took over for Maus Collins prior to the 1989 season and had a 15-5 mark. Those interested in the position can contact Athletic Director Carroll Holmes at the school. . . . Eleanor Roosevelt is seeking a football coach to replace Billy Hunter, who took a position at Catholic University. Contact school Athletic Director Mel Johnson.