Track and field
Westlake, La Plata boys go 1, 2 in D.C. The Wolverines and Warriors prevailed with the top two finishes at Saturday’s Crimson Tide Invitational at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C.
Westlake finished with 73 points, followed by La Plata with 70. Lackey was 23rd with three points.
The girls side saw the Chargers place third with 60 points, 26 behind champion C.H. Flowers of Prince George’s County. The Warriors were seventh with 36.50 points and the Wolverines tied for 20th with six.
The boys saw Westlake’s Will Moten take second in the 100-meter dash in 11 seconds flat and claim the 200 dash in 21.85 seconds. Jalen Elliott picked up a win in the 110 hurdles (14.62) and took third in the 300 hurdles (41.32). The two helped the Wolverines place third in the 400 relay (43.70, 67 one-hundredths of a second behind first-place McNamara of Prince George’s County) and 1,600 relay (3 minutes 23.53 seconds, 37 one-hundredths of a second behind first-place Roosevelt of Washing- ton, D.C.). Thomas Alcorn, a member of the 1,600 relay team, was second in the 400 dash, just three-tenths of a second behind Roosvelt’s Anfal Nurul-haqq.
La Plata’s Miles Smith picked up two wins. He won the 800 run in 1:59.39, just a quarter of a second ahead of Fairmont Heights’ Anthony Glasgow and the 1,600 by nearly a second in 4:35.05, with teammate Gage White in third (4:37.70).
The Warriors notched many more points in the jumping and throwing events. Alexander Devine won the shot put with a throw of 50 feet 3 3/4 inches and the discus in 150-11, with teammate Jeremiah Mkandawire in second (138-0 1/2). Alex Strong was third in the high jump (5-8) and fifth in the triple jump (40-2.)
On the girls side, La Plata’s Lillian Reese won two events and placed in the top-five in two others. She outlasted Lackey’s Sydney Williams for the top spot in the 100 hurdles (14.72) by 14 one-hundredths of a second. Williams won the 300 hurdles (44.92).
Reese was also a winner in the triple jump with a leap of 37-7, with Lackey’s Amber Conyers in third (35-9), as well as finishing second in the long jump (17-2 1/2) and tying for fifth in the high jump (4-10).
Lackey’s Courtney Hawkins placed first in the shot put (38-0 3/4) with Lackey’s Elysse Johnson (33-11) and La Plata’s Kayla Harrison (33-9) taking fourth and fifth respectively, and second in the discus (108-1).
North Point, St. Charles shines The Eagles placed fourth on the boys side with 56 points, while the girls were ninth with 41 at the Seahawk Invitational at South River High School in Edgewater on Saturday.
The boys champion was Loyola Blakefield of Baltimore County with 95. Southern Maryland Athletic Conference foe Northern and Arundel of Anne Arundel County tied for the girls title with 78.
North Point’s Melton Campbell won both boys hurdles events, taking the 110 event in 15.37, with teammate Kendel Hammock in third ( 15.95), and the 300 in 40.80, with again Hammock in third in 41.00. Joshua Smith of the Eagles claimed the discus ( 138- 4).
Jason Tyler of St. Charles took the boys 400 in 48.90 with North Point’s Darrien McIntosh in third (50.90). In relays, North Point was second in the 400 (45.00) and St. Charles grabbed second in the 1,600 (3:35.10)
Mallorie Smith was a winner for North Point, taking the 400 in 59.54. Other top finishers for the Eagles were Kendrah Bullock in fifth in the 800 (2:36.80), Rachel Nueslein (5:24.23) and Tatiana Ogundeko (5:41.78) third and fifth, respectively, in the 1,600, Grace Moore fifth in high jump (410) and the 3,200 relay team took second (10:22.20).
For the St. Charles girls, Kemah Brown finished in the top-five in two events, placing fourth in the discus (77-5) and fifth in the shot put (29-9).
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