SLHS Track Sets Records at Northern Regionals

Sarah Wolfe (R) and senior Golden Kumi-Darfour helped set a record in the 4x800 relay/Credit: SLHS

South Lakes High School junior Devyn Jones and the girls 4×800 meter relay team had school record setting performances at the 6A North Region Track and Field Championships May 26-27 at Robinson Secondary School.

The Seahawks will send 22 athletes to the Virginia High School League 6A State Track and Field Championships June 3-4 in Newport News.

Overall, the girls team finished ninth in the region. The boys team finished sixth.

Jones ran a 14.74 for fourth place in the 100 meter hurdles finals. That broke the record of 14.99 that she set at the Arcadia (CA) Invitational last month. She also finished third in the 300 hurdles (46.09) and 10th in the long jump (16-05.00).

Freshman Sophie Halkett, sophomores Olivia Beckner, Sarah Wolfe and senior Golden Kumi-Darfour ran a 9:20.81 for fourth place and a school record in the 4×800 relay. The previous mark of 9:24.37 was set at the 2015 region meet.

Both the boys and girls 4×400 relay teams finished second: Jones, Halkett and Kumi-Darfour teamed with senior Monica Lannen for a 3:58.25 finish. Junior Ashton Reinhold and seniors Nikolai Waithe, John LeBerre and Skander Ballard ran a season-best time of 3:22.15.

Ballard finished second in the 400 meters (48.29) and sixth in the 200 (22.49). LeBerre took third in the 800 meters (1:55.19) while Kumi-Darfour (2:14.23) and Beckner (2:15.44) were fifth and seventh, respectively, in the girls 800. LeBerre, juniors Peter Sepulveda, Jack Watkins and sophomore Alex Loukili ran a season-best 8:03.58 for sixth place in the 4×800 meter relay.

Senior Anas Fain finished second in the 110 high hurdles with a personal best time of 14.44 and was eighth in the 300 hurdles (40.28). Senior Isaac Mensah was eighth in the shot put (45-08.25).

Junior Nikayla Hoyte was fifth in the long jump (17-04.50) and eighth in the 200 meters (25.76).

SLHS Results At 6A North Region Track and Field Championships:
***State qualifier
#School record

DAY 1 (MAY 26)
Boys Discus Throw
Ronak Cuthill 115-10.00 16th

Girls Shot Put
Madie Evans 30-08.00 14th

Long Jump
***Nikayla Hoyte 17-04.50 5th
Devyn Jones 16-05.00 10th
Danielle Spears 13-10.50 25th

Girls High Jump
Lindsey Daniels 4-10.00 12th

100 Hurdles Semis
***Devyn Jones 15.09

110 High Hurdles Semis
***Anas Fain 15.03

100 Meter Semis
Nikayla Hoyte 12.59 11th
Lena Weimerskirch 13.06 17th

***Timiebi Ogobri 11.18 12th

4×800 Meter Relay
***#Sophie Halkett 2:25
***#Olivia Beckner 2:14
***#SarahWolfe 2:25
***#Golden Kumi-Darfour 2:14 – 9:20.81 4th

***Peter Sepulveda 2:01
***Alex Loukili 2:01
***Jack Watkins 21:04
***John LeBerre 1:56 – 8:03.58 6th

200 Meter Dash Semis
Nikayla Hoyte 25.76 8th

***Skander Ballard 22.24
Timiebi Ogobri 22.79 15th

DAY 2 (MAY 27)
Girls Discus Throw
Megan Allison 86-09.00 14th
Madie Evans 89-09.00 12th
Jaime Richards 85-06.00 17th
Boys Shot Put
Isaac Mensah 45-08.25 8th

Boys High Jump
Anas Fain 5-10.00 11th

Triple Jump
Danielle Spears 33-03.50 19th

100 Hurdles Final
***#Devyn Jones 14.74 4th

110 High Hurdles Final
***Anas Fain 14.44 2nd

1,600 Meter Run
Peter Sepulveda 4:41.41 14th

4×100 Meter Relay
Danielle Spears
Cara Hutson
Lena Weimerskirch
Alivia Damper – 50.76 10th

400 Meter Dash
***Skander Ballard 48.29 2nd
Nikolai Waithe 50.80 16th

300 Meter Hurdles
***Devyn Jones 46.09 3rd
Jessica Lister 49.99 18th

***Anas Fain 40.28 8th

800 Meter Run
***Golden Kumi-Darfour 2:14.23 5th
***Olivia Beckner 2:15.44 7th

***John LeBerre 1:55.19 3rd
Alex Loukili 2:01.74 22nd

200 Meter Dash
***Skander Ballard 22.49 6th

3,200 Meter Run
Owen Walker 10:43.36 28th

4×400 Meter Relay
***Devyn Jones 59.3
***Sophie Halkett 59.6
***Monica Lannen 60.7
***Golden Kumi-Darfour 57.7 – 3:58.25 2nd

***Nikolai Waithe 51.6
***John LeBerre 50.3
***Ashton Reinhold 52.3
***Skander Ballard 47.6 – 3:22.15 2nd

Team Standings
Lake Braddock 103
Westfield 96
Battlefield 60
Osbourn Park 57
T.C. Williams 54.50
South County 54
Patriot 54
James Robinson 34.50
South Lakes 34
Fairfax 29
West Springfield 24
Chantilly 14
Oakton 13
Langley 9
Mount Vernon 8
James Madison 7
W.T. Woodson 4
Osbourn 3
McLean 2
West Potomac 1

T.C. Williams 98.50
Lake Braddock 84
Patriot 68
South County 52
Chantilly 39
South Lakes 38
Washington-Lee 37
Battlefield 35
Westfield 29
West Springfield 25
Osbourn Park 24
W.T. Woodson 22
Fairfax 17
James Robinson 16
Stonewall Jackson 15.50
Oakton 10
McLean 8.50
Centreville 7.50
James Madison 7
Langley 6
Annandale 6
Yorktown 5
Hayfield 5
West Potomac 3
Osbourn 3
Herndon 1

Photo: Sarah Wolfe (R) and senior Golden Kumi-Darfour helped set a record in the 4×800 relay/Credit: SLHS



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