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Ramdial
outruns
his foes

Bowie freshman
wins at regions

By CHRISTINE KRAPF
Sports Editor
The Bowie Blade-News
Thursday May 25, 2000
(excerpt)

    FORT WASHINGTON - Peter Ramdial got a little piece of history Saturday afternoon at Friendly High School.

    Ramdial became the first Bowie freshman in at least 10 seasons to win a 4A South Region title.

    The win puts Ramdial in the state track and field meet, which start today at UMBC.

  

 

 

Freshman Peter Ramdial

   A veteran of numerous AAU and national distance races during the summer months, Ramdial outdistanced the field to win the 3,200 meter run.

   He scored a personal-best time of 10 minutes, 30.5 seconds.

    It beat his old record by 17 seconds.

"Peter had a tough time in the early part of he outdoor season," Bowie head coach Richard Andrulonis said. "But he put his mind to it after the county meet where he didn't do as well as he thought he should have."

    Ramdial's distance performances have never been questioned. He always could stay with the field, but at the end, he never could put together a finishing kick to win.

    Until Saturday.

    Running in cool temperatures and rain, Ramdial began to pull away from the field with just 200 meters left.

    This time, however he did not fade.

    "At 100 meters, Peter let it all go out," Andrulonis said. "He finally put it all together. He finally displayed the kick that he was missing in doors."

    Ramdial also will compete in the 1,600 at state. He finished third in the region with a time of 4:40. It was seven seconds better than his previous top time.

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The writer may be reached by e-mail at ckrapf@bladenews.com

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