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Brandon, Plant win at invitational

The Brandon boys and the Plant girls track teams each won titles at the fifth annual Jack Rice Invitational Friday at East Bay High School.

"I was pleased with our overall results," Brandon boys coach Jim Graves said. "We don't get a lot of quality points, but have a lot of depth. We won the overall meet by getting second-, third- and fourth-place points."

Jason Maurer (mile and 880) and Gene Crouch were the only two first-place finishers for Brandon.

"Jason ran well for us tonight," Graves said. "I expect him to make great improvements over the year."

Francesco Bradshaw of East Bay won the award for Most Outstanding Performer of the meet. Bradshaw finished first in the long jump and the 440 and had second-place finishes in the 220 and the triple jump.

In the girls meet, Plant tied with Brandon in overall points with 108, but won on a tiebreaker because it finished first in the mile relay, the last event.

Carrie Ullman of Plant won the Most Outstanding Performer for girls for the second year in a row.

Ullman broke her own record set last year in the 330 hurdles with a time of 48:59.