C.H. Flowers girls, Oxon Hill boys capture Prince George’s County crowns
C.H. Flowers senior Pharist O’Neal entered the last day of her final Prince George’s County Championships on Saturday determined to have no regrets or room for second-guessing.
“I want to look back at this moment and remember it for a lifetime and know that I did my best,” O’Neal said.
O’Neal won the 100 in 12.23 seconds, clocked a personal best to win the 200 in 24.6 and ran as part of C.H. Flowers’s first-place 4x100 (48.48) and 4x200 (1:41.51) relay teams to power the Jaguars to their second straight county title with 187 points on their home track in Landover.
Fellow senior Collese Daley, meanwhile, placed second in both the 100 and 200, while running on the same relay teams as O’Neal. Sophomore Dejah Grant was a double winner in the 400 (58.17) and 300 hurdles (46.86).
The Jaguars were followed by Bowie (81 points) and Eleanor Roosevelt (72).
On the boys’ side, Aaron Robinson, Gary Ross and Daniel George led Oxon Hill to its second straight county title with 147 points, ahead of Suitland (55) and Parkdale (53).
A senior still looking for the right college offer, Robinson bolted to victory in the 200 (21.97) and 400 (48.08). He also ran on the Clippers’ title-winning 4x200 (1:28.96) and 4x800 (7:54.61) relay teams.
George, a junior, burst out of the blocks in the 300 hurdles and never looked back as he crossed in 37.99, the state’s fastest time this season. One of the area’s top football recruits, the 6-foot-2 wide receiver takes his work on the track just as seriously.
“I’ve lost one 300 hurdles race, and that was at states last year,” George said. “I don’t plan on losing again.”
Ross, meanwhile, won the 800 in 1:56.28 and ran the anchor leg of the 4x800.
Bullis boys win IAC
After an error in the pole vault scoring led to a change in the final team standings at last year’s Interstate Athletic Conference Championships, the title that the Bullis boys thought they had won instead went to St. Albans. The episode served as season-long motivation for the Bulldogs.
“We really wanted to leave no doubt that we’re the real IAC champions” said senior Derrick Tangelo, who swept the shot put (46 feet 10 inches) and discus throw (105-0) as Bullis left nothing to chance at Landon, amassing 227 points. St. Albans (97) placed second, and Georgetown Prep (57) came in third.
Bullis’s Eric Allen Jr. swept the short sprints by clocking 10.51 100 and 21.71 in the 200.
Landon’s Wesley Feldman showcased a strong kick in the 1,600 to win in 4:34.9 and came back shortly afterward to win the 3,200 in 10:23.82.
St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes junior Jordan Walker claimed titles in the high (6-4) and long (23-7.75) jumps . . . .
The Bullis girls posted an equally impressive win with 224 points at the Independent School League Championships. Holton Arms, which hosted the meet, came in second with 77.2 points. Georgetown Day finished third with 63.2. Cierra Pyles swept the horizontal jumps for the Bulldogs with a 36-7 triple and 18-61/2 long.
The Potomac School won the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships with 149 points, followed by Georgetown Day (132) and St. Andrew’s (67).