Blake-Einstein scores still undecided

April 25, 2002, midnight | 21 years, 10 months ago

More than 24 hours after the conclusion of Blair's meet against Einstein and Blake, track co-captain Hayley Wynn pondered, "I'm not exactly sure what the score is." According to the official score of Tuesday's meet, the Blair girls track team lost to Blake High School by five points and the boys lost by one.

However, Wynn said that there were serious discrepancies between the final score and that which Blair recorded. Wynn says that, according to the Blair scorebook, the Blair teams should have beat Blake by a margin of "ten points or so." Both Blake and Blair crushed Einstein.

The discrepancy between scores was not the only controversy at the meet. Superstar sprinter Cedric Mack was disqualified, after finishing first in the 200-meter dash, for exchanging shoves and angry words with a Blake runner who pushed Mack from behind. Despite Mack's disqualification, Blair boys placed first and second in the 200 meter race. Blair was also reprimanded for an unsportsmanlike response to taunting by a Blake 4x400 meter runner.

The MVP of the meet was senior sprinter Julia Elliot, who won the 100 and 200 meter races, and stepped up to help the 4X400 meter relay team place first. According to Wynn, the meet was an overall sucess and she hopes that the scores will show this. "Tuesday was a really good effort from everyone," said co-captain Wynn. "We knew Blake would be tough and we rose to the challenge."

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