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Posted: April 25, 2008 2:40 a.m.
Updated: June 26, 2008 5:02 a.m.

Hart senior Delano Howell sprints around the track during his victory in the 200-meter. Howell won three other events as the Indians won 72-64 to capture its first Foothill League championship since 2000. The Indians won the final race to capture the title.

 
The Hart boys track team ended its season on a high note defeating Saugus on Thursday, 72-64 on the Centurions field. It was a big day for Delano Howell as the Indian speedster capture for golds, including paarticipating in the climatic 4x400 relay.

This is the first Foothill League title for the Indians since the 2000 season. On the distaff side, the Saugus girls also clinched the league championship.

Both squads came into the meet with much resting on the final results as they were playing for first place in league.

With Hart ahead 67-64 going into the final event, the 4x400-meter, both teams lined up along the outside of the field cheering on their teammates.

The Indian's team was led by Dillon Wood, who ran the first leg of the event, followed by K.J Comrie. Running third for the Indians was Stanford-bound senior Howell. Anchoring was Chris Gill.

Hart led from the start of the race, leaving the Centurions in the dust.

"It was a team effort that got us the win today," Gill said. "We knew we would have to come in here and win a lot of events in order to have a chance to win the meet."

Howell also won the 200 (his time was 21.66), the 400 (50.83), and the long jump (22-1/2 feet).

In addition, he pulled out all four wins despite injuring his hamstring in an earlier event.

Comrie was also a winner in the 100 coming in at 10.88.

"It feels good to get the win," Comrie said. "You have to have more depth to win in league, and we have a lot of depth."

Other winners for the Indians included Ted Glasnow, (who placed first in the triple jump, setting a mark of 41-9 feet); senior Jimmy Kelley was a winner in the 3200 coming in at 9.50.

But the Indians were not the only victors on the day, the Saugus girls clinched its third consecutive title, defeating Hart 111-24.

Katie Dunn was the winner for the Centurions in the 3200-meter event placing a mark of 11.52.

Kaylin Mahoney was also a winner for the girls team coming in first place in the 1600 at 4:59.

"It's exciting for us to win our third straight league title," said Saugus head coach Christian Standley. "We expected the girls to win this season and I was excited to see the team's progress."

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