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Thursday Morning Rundown

by Karen Goff — January 14, 2016 at 9:00 am 1 Comment

Skander Ballard (L) in record-setting indoor track performance/Credit: Val Lister

SLHS Runner Breaks Records — South Lakes High School senior Skander Ballard won the 300 meters, in 35.11 eclipsing the indoor track school record of 35.15 set by Adrian Vaughn (2009-10) at the Freedom Games in New York on Saturday. He also teamed with Eric Kirlew, Anas Fain and junior Timiebi Ogobri for third in the 4×200 meter relay. Their time of 1:32.18 in the preliminaries broke the school record of 1:32.92 set in 2011-12.

Curtain Up — Reston Community Players’ production of Master Class opens Friday at CenterStage at Reston Community Center Hunters Woods. The Terrance McNally play is a comedy about legendary opera singer Maria Callas. The show runs weekends through Jan. 30. [Reston Players]

Band Deadline Nears — Tuesday, Jan. 19 is the deadline for teen bands to enter SLHS’ Battle of the Bands. The Feb. 21 competition at Ned Devine’s in Herndon benefits the SLHS Marching Band. [Battle of the Bands]

T-Shirt Mix Up Mixes Up Upskirt Story — Fox5 apparently pictured a different trainer at Reston’s Fusion 360 gym in a story about Michael Wayne Edwards Jr., recently convicted for filming women at South Lakes Safeway without their consent. [Washington Post]

Photo: South Lakes runner Skander Ballard at Freedom Games/Credit: Val Lister

  • Chuck Morningwood

    That’s an awesome achievement, Mr. Ballard. Congratulations to you, and to all of the rest of the SLHS team members.

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