HANOVER - South Western's freshman sensation, Lynne Mooradian, comes from a track-and-field family.
"My mom (Deb Losee) ran at New Oxford, my grandfather was a hurdler, and my aunt competed in the high jump," Mooradian said following the Mustangs' 82-68 victory over Red Lion.
By winning the season-ending matchup of unbeaten teams, the South Western girls claimed their 21st York-Adams title.
The Red Lion boys' team, which clinched the York-Adams Division I crown last week, put an exclamation mark on its perfect season by defeating South Western, 95-55.
Mooradian is following the relatives' lead into the sport of track and field, but she's blazing her own trail with her ability to do so many things so well.
"I can put Lynne in the 4-by-4 (1,600 relay), the 4-by-1 (400 relay), the 400, the 100, the 200, the long jump and the triple jump, and she's good at all of them," South Western head coach Bruce Lee said. "She gives you that versatility, and she never complains."
Mooradian, as she's done all season, displayed her talent and versatility by winning three events and finishing second in a fourth. She captured the 200, 400 and long jump and placed second in the triple jump. Lee wasn't planning to use Mooradian in the 200, but he changed his mind.
"I realized if we swept the 200, that we would only need a second in the long jump to win the meet," the Mustangs' coach said. "I put her back in the two at the last minute."
Mooradian won the event in 26.2 seconds and teammates Amore Coleman and McKenzie Wall completed the 1-2-3 finish with identical times of :27.5.
"I like the two (200), the two's become my event this year," Mooradian said. "But I like just about everything he (Lee) puts me in."
Lee's team used a 42-21 advantage in the field events to offset Red Lion's 47-40 edge on the track.
The teams split the 18 events, but South Western piled up 10 second-place finishes in the individual events to five for Red Lion.
Amanda Wivell captured the 800 and 1,600 runs for the Lions, while Erin Harman (triple jump and pole vault) and Steph Shaw (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles) earned two first-place finishes apiece for the Mustangs.
Boys' meet: Andrew Menges recorded the best times in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles to help the Red Lion boys overwhelm South Western, 68-19 on the track. The Lions placed first in 10 of the 11 track events.
The Red Lion guys are 23-1 over the past four seasons, winning the division title three times.
"It feels awesome to go my whole four years only losing one meet," Menges said. "Our distance team is phenomenal, and we have a lot of depth in sprinters."
The Lions also have talent in the field. They were outscored in that portion, 36-27, on Tuesday, but swept the long jump and went 1-2 in the pole vault.
South Western's Dillon Thomas captured the high jump and javelin.
"The key to winning dual meets is having enough depth throughout every event," Red Lion boys' coach Todd Barshinger said. "Even though we won the title last week, these guys are competitors, and they wanted to go out with a bang."
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