wins at regions
By CHRISTINE KRAPF
The Bowie Blade-News
Thursday May 25, 2000
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.
A veteran of numerous AAU and national distance
races during the summer months, Ramdial outdistanced the field to win the 3,200
He scored a personal-best time of 10 minutes, 30.5
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
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.
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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