South Lakes High School students won the boys and girls titles at the 6A Northern Region D Indoor Track and Field Championships this week.
The girls’ team defended their title, scoring 116 points and just enough to win a third consecutive championship. The boys’ win, with 96 points, for the Northern Region title was the first for the team since 2011.
Here’s more from SLHS on the win:
Hannah Waller won the 55 meters with a region record time of 6.95. The previous mark of 6.96 was set by Alyssa Aiken of Chantilly in Feb. 26, 2000. Waller also won the 300 meters (40.05) and was second in the triple jump (38-08.25). Waller anchored the 4×200 meter relay team of freshman Julianna Byrd and sophomores Megan Luczko and Jillian Howard, that finished third (1:46.73).
Emily Lannen, who was third in the 1,000 meters last year, won the event in 3:05.89 this season. She also teamed with senior Caitlyn Morris, sophomore Annika Yu and freshman Annalise Williams to win the 4×800 meter relay (9:43.68).
Mary Gregory won her third consecutive 500 meters with a time of 1:16.57. She was also third in the 55 meters and 4×400 meter relay with teammates Lannen, Yu and Luczko (4:05.52).
Jackson Cooley dominated the horizontal jump events winning the long jump (21-05.50) and triple jump (43-07.25). He also finished second the 55 meters (6.59).
Mira Cuthill won the girls high jump (5-01.00) while Caleb Miller successfully defended his title in the boys shot put (50-08.50).
David Ramirez was third in the 500 meters (1:09.13).
The regional championship took place on Feb. 12 in Landover, Md.
The school plans to send two dozen athletes to the 6A State Championship on Feb. 28-29 in Hampton, Va.
Photos by Deborah Lannen
The South Lakes High School’s girls track team closed out the 6A State Track and Field Championships with a fifth place finish over the weekend.
Hannah Waller finished second in the 100 meters (12.13) and third in the 200 meters (24.64). Mary Gregory was second in the 400 meters (54.91). Two sophomores teamed up with Nicole Post and Danielle Spears for a third place finish in the 4×100 meter relay (3:57:26).
The boys’ team had an 18th place finish at the state championship. Sean Casey, Alex Loukili, Nicky Gryski and David Ramirez teamed up together to finish third in the 4×800 meter relay (7:55:63). Casey, Loukili and John Eggeman and Alex Wallace finished fifth in the 4×400 meter relay (3:24:11).
Waller and Gregory will compete at the New Balance National on June 15-17 at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C.
Photos by Milestat
In her first indoor high school track meet, sophomore Hannah Waller won the girls’ 55-meter race, setting a school record of 6.94. During trials, Waller broke a record of 7.28 set by Nikayla Hoyte during the 2015 season. Both times qualify Waller for the 6A State Championship. Her time in the final is also the fastest in the nation this season, according to a statement issued by the team.
Waller, junior Nicole Post and sophomores Mary Gregory and Rhema Konadu finished second in the 4×200 meter relay with a time of 1:45:54, qualifying the team for the state meet.
Junior Isabelle Gulgert won both the 1,000 meters and 1,600 meters race, qualifying her for the Liberty District championship meet.
Senior Sean Casey finished with a region championship qualifying time of 4:30:87. Casey, who is the Liberty Conference cross country champion, also qualified for the region meet in the 1,000-meter race, during which he finished fourth.
Other highlights include:
- Senior Ronak Cuthill finished fourth, earning a qualification for the region meet.
- Junior Stevie Jones qualified for the region meet in the preliminaries of the boys’ 55-meter.
- Juniors Sophie Halkett, Jordan Anderson and seniors Reagan Tobias and Aly Rayle won the first running event of the meet, the girls 4×800 meter relay, in 10:17.72.
- The boys 4×800 meter relay team of senior Peter Delmolino and juniors Calvin Warstler, Webb Nims and Alex Lawson finished third (8:45.87).
Photo by Traci Waller