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City Track and Field : Locke's Girls and Dorsey's Boys Win

May 26, 1989|LONNIE WHITE | Times Staff Writer

Angela Rolfe of Dorsey High School won three City Section girls' individual titles, but it was not enough to prevent Locke from winning its sixth consecutive team crown at the City track and field championships Thursday night at Birmingham High School.

Dorsey did win the boys' team title, however, finishing with 66 points. Washington and Carson tied for second with 59 each.

The top four finishers in each event qualified for the State meet, June 2 and 3, at Cerritos College.

Rolfe accounted for 38 of Dorsey's 62 points, winning the 100 (12.09 seconds), 200 (24.81) and 400 meters (54.53), and anchoring the Dons' second-place 400-meter relay team.

Locke, which was 40 points ahead with 102 points, had more balance.

Rosetta Hunter won the 1,600 (5 minutes 4.98 seconds) and 3,200 meters (11:17.07), Latanya Davenport won the 100-meter low hurdles (14.1), Debra Hamilton won the 300-meter low hurdles (45.19) and Trisha Phillips won the 800 meters (2:19.17).

In the boys' competition, Dorsey clinched the team title on the last event of the night, winning the 1,600-meter relay with Beno Bryant running a 46.1 come-from-behind anchor leg to defeat Washington with a time of 3:13.38. Washington's time was 3:15.45.

Bryant, who is headed to the University of Washington on a football scholarship next fall, set a City record in the 400 meters with a time of 46.63. He also finished second in the 100 meters and anchored the Dons' winning 400-meter relay team.

Bryant he had "always wanted to run in the 46s," but was surprised by his performance because he was bothered by a groin injury in the 400 relay.

Sharrief Shah was Dorsey's only other winner, winning the long jump with a leap of 22-5 3/4.

Donovan Burks provided Washington with 20 points in the sprints, winning the 100 and 200 meters with times of 10.73 and 21.72, respectively.

Even with the victory in the girls' competition, it was not a perfect day for Locke. In the 800, the Saints' Kim McAllister and Camille Mayo of Los Angeles High bumped into each other, and both fell near the finish.

Both runners rebounded in the 400 meters, McAllister taking second and Mayo third behind Rolfe.

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