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Record-Breaking Performances Help South Lakes Track Qualify for Postseason

by RestonNow.com April 18, 2017 at 11:00 am 5 Comments

The South Lakes Seahawks will be well-represented at the conference championship next month after performances in recent days.

At the Northern Virginia Invitational, April 7-8, the following team members hit qualifying marks for postseason competition:

  • 400 meters: John Eggeman (junior)
  • 3,200 meters: Marissa Banga (freshman), Sean Casey (junior), Isabelle Gulgert (sophomore) and Peter Sepulveda (senior)
  • 300-meter hurdles: Abby Wickman (senior)
  • discus: Jamie Richard (junior)
  • pole vault: Megan Allison (junior) and Abby Wickman (senior)
  • shot put: Madie Evans (junior) and Jessica Rice (senior)

Participating at the Arcadia Invitational in California, the sprint medley relay team — Hannah Waller (freshman), Cara Hutson (sophomore), Olivia Beckner (junior) and Devyn Jones (senior) — set a school-record time of 4 minutes, 6.84 seconds. Jones also hit state-qualifying times in the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles. Waller did so in 100 and 200 meters.

Also in California, Timiebi Ogobri (senior) ran a state-qualifying time in the 100 meters; while Sophie Halkett (sophomore) and Alex Loukili (junior) both qualified in the 800 meters.

At their final event during spring break, last Thursday, more SLHS athletes qualified at the Leslie Sherman Memorial Invitational.

  • 200 meters: Timiebi Ogobri (senior)
  • 400 meters: Timiebi Ogobri (senior)
  • 800 meters: Olivia Beckner (junior) and Alex Loukili (junior)
  • 4×100-meter relay: Devyn Jones (senior), Hannah Waller (freshman), Danielle Spears (sophomore) and Rhema Konadu (freshman)
  • 4×800-meter relay: Peter Sepulveda (senior), Sean Casey (junior), Alex Loukili (junior) and Jack Watkins (senior)
  • discus: Jamie Richards (junior)
  • shot put: Ronak Cuthill (junior)

The Seahawks next compete in a conference meet Wednesday at Langley High School, followed by the Hall of Fame Invitational at Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke on Friday and Saturday.

Image of Devyn Jones, Hannah Waller, Cara Hutson and Olivia Beckner at Arcadia Invitational, courtesy South Lakes High School track and field

  • Arielle in NoVA

    I know there’s a frosh named Marissa Banga. Is there also a Marissa Bangle, or is that a typo?

    • Reston Now

      Bangle was the name provided by the team in the results, but we’ll reach out and make sure it’s correct.

    • Reston Now

      That was a typo in the press release provided by the team. It is fixed in the article now. Thank you for brining it to our attention.

      • Arielle in NoVA

        Thanks for fixing it – and so quickly 🙂

        PS – Ronak’s last name has a double ‘l’. Cuthill.

      • Spelling Bee

        [brining] gerund or present participle
        soak in or saturate with salty water.
        sic?

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