The South Lakes High School girls basketball team rebounded after its first loss of the season to defeat Bishop McNamara 48-44 and take third place in the Silver Division in the Boo Williams Christmas Classic in Hampton, Va.
The 9-1 Seahawks, ranked sixth last week by The Washington Post, entered the tournament undefeated and beating the previous eight teams by an average of 29 points per game. After topping St. Frances Academy 59-42, the girls lost to Central Bucks West (Pa.) 62-41 in the second round.
In the final game, South Lakes went on a 14-4 fourth-quarter run to seal the victory. Senior Abigail Rendle led all scorers with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Rendle, who has signed with William & Mary, was named to the all tournament team after amassing 48 points, 17 rebounds, and 11 blocks in the three games.
Junior forward Princess Aghayere added 9 points, 17 rebounds and 1 assist, falling one point shy of a double-double for the third straight game.
Boys Basketball — The Seahawks went 2-1 at the Wakefield Holiday Tournament. They defeated Centreville 61-48 on Dec. 26, then fell 71-48 to host Wakefield. South Lakes came back to defeat Annandale 61-48 on Saturday. The boys are now 4-5 and play at Woodson on Friday.
Indoor Track — The South Lakes High School indoor track team spent the first half of the winter break with athletes meeting district and regional qualifying meets during two meets in Landover, Md.
Junior Andrew McCool ran District Qualifying Standards in the 1,000 meters (2:47.59) and 1,600 meters (4:36.04) at the PR Holiday Invitational Dec. 21 at the Prince George’s Sportsplex. He followed that up with a personal record of 9:53.28 in the 3,200 meters at the F.I.T. (Friends of Indoor Track) Invitation on Saturday (Dec. 28), which qualified him for districts in that event.
Senior Daniel Johnsen and sophomore Monica Lannen exceeded district standards in two events each during the PR Holiday Invitational. Johnsen finished the 300 meters in 36.79 for seventh overall and was second in the 500 meters with a 1:06.92. Lannen’s double was in the 1,000 meters (3:14.75, 7th) and 1,600 meters (5:30.47, 5th).
Seniors Khayri Denny, Danielle Hale and freshman Nikayla Hoyte had district qualifying standards in events at the PR Holiday Invitational as well as the F.I.T. (Friends of Indoor Track) Invitational, which was held Saturday, Dec. 28 at the Sportsplex. Denny, who has met district standards in the 55 and 300 meters, added a regional qualifier in the long jump (21-10.5) at the PR Holiday Invitational and a district standard in the triple jump (39-9) this past weekend at FIT.
Hale also had a regional qualifying jump of 35-3.5 in the triple jump at the PR Holiday Invitational and added a 44.84 district qualifying time in the 300 meters at the FIT Invitational. She already has regional qualifying standards in the 4×200 meter relay and high jump as well as district standards in the 55 meters, high jump and shot put, all of which she accomplished at the Liberty Elite Invitational earlier this month (Dec. 7).
Hoyte ran a 7.69 in the 55 meters at PR Holiday Invitational and 44.56 in the 300 meters at FIT Invitational, both district standards.
The team will compete the last weekend of winter break with split squads, one, competing in a tri-meet against Thomas Jefferson, Lake Braddock and Washington and Lee on Friday at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Arlington; another Friday and Saturday at the Southeastern Invitational in Hampton, VA and a third at the Southern Maryland Invitational at the Prince George’s Sportsplex in Landover, Md.
Seahawks with District Qualifying times/distances Dec. 21 and 28 meets:
**Senior Daniel Johnsen, 300 meters, 36.79; 500 meters, 1:06.92 (PR Holiday Invitational)
**Senior Khayri Denny, triple jump, 39-9 (FIT Invitational)
**Senior Grace Gillen, 500 meters, 1:20.97 (PR Holiday Invitational)
**Senior Michael Kerr, 500 meters, 1:09.73 (PR Holiday Invitational)
**Senior Ben O’Conner, 55 meters, 6.97 (PR Holiday Invitational)
**Senior Luis Rivas, 1,000 meters, 2:41.01 (PR Holiday Invitational)
**Senior Danielle Hale, 300 meters, 44.84 (FIT Invitational)
**Senior Abigail Reinhold, 500 meters, 1:26.65 (FIT Invitational)
**Senior Michael Uhrig, 1,000 meters, 2:47.54 (FIT Invitational)
**Junior Andrew McCool, 1,000 meters, 2:47.59; 1,600 meters, 4:36.04 (PR Holiday Invitational); 3,200 meters, 9:53.28 (FIT Invitational)
**Junior Sam Arpee, 300 meters, 38.33 (FIT Invitational)
**Junior Sean Miller, 3,200 meters, 10:24.09 (PR Holiday Invitational)
**Junior Khoa Nguyen, triple jump, 41-9 (PR Holiday Invitational)
**Junior Delaney Wickman, 300 meters, 42.83 (PR Holiday Invitational)
**Junior Ozioma Chinaka, shot put, 27-10 (FIT Invitational)
**Junior Claire Nieusma, 300 meters, 44.86 (FIT Invitational)
**Junior Nathan Stone, 55 meter hurdles, 9.38 (FIT Invitational)
**Sophomore Golden Kumi-Darfour, 500 meters, 1:21.54 (PR Holiday Invitational)
**Sophomore Monica Lannen, 1,000 meters, 3:14.74; 1,600 meters, 5:30.47 (PR Invitational)
**Freshman Skander Ballard, long jump, 19-1 (PR Holiday Invitational)
**Freshman Nikayla Hoyte, 55 meters, 7.69 (PR Holiday Invitational); 300 meters, 44.56 (FIT Invitational)
**Freshman Devyn Jones, 55 meter hurdles, 10.17 (PR Holiday Invitational)
Regional Qualifiers from Dec. 21 meet
**Senior Khayri Denny, long jump, 21-10.5 (PR Holiday Invitational)
**Senior Danielle Hale, triple jump, 35-3.5 (PR Holiday Invitational)
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