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Mount Vernon Sports Briefs

West Potomac football signee; Area wrestling, swimming, and gymnastics results

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First row (from left): Phyllis Montgomery, Mom; Chris Montgomery; and Terry Montgomery, Dad; second row: Aaron Helmick, West Potomac DSA; Rima Vesilind, West Potomac principal; Eric Henderson, West Potomac head football coach.

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West Potomac’s Reanna Dona was the top swimmer for the Wolverines at last weekend’s Northern Region Championships.

West Potomac High School Senior Chris Montgomery has signed a Letter of Intent to play football next fall at Virginia Union University. Chris, a two-year starter for the Wolverines, played cornerback and led the team with five interceptions, often lining up against the best receivers in the region.

<b>Area Wrestling Results</b>

The Northern Region wrestling championships took place this past weekend at Fairfax High School, and although no area grapplers placed in the top four in their respective weight class (automatically qualifying them for next week’s state tournament), both West Potomac and Mount Vernon had several participants.

Leading the charge was West Potomac senior Sam Agyemang, who placed sixth in the 145-pound weight class. Agyemang amassed a 3-2 record overall, losing in the quarterfinals, 1-0, before wrestling back onto the podium as part of the consolation bracket. The Wolverines’ Stephen Howell (189 pounds) and Jordan Blair (285 pounds) both had 1-2 records over the weekend.

Mount Vernon’s Chad Eason finished in sixth place in the 103-pound weight class. He had a 2-2 record at the regional meet. The Majors’ Joey Marino (145 pounds) had a 2-2 record but did not place. Dusty Floyd (130 pounds), Trey McClure (135 pounds), and Habib Balde (171 pounds) all went 1-2 for Mount Vernon.

The state tournament is scheduled for this weekend at Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake, Va.

<b>Dona Shines at Swimming Regions</b>

West Potomac freshman Reanna Dona showed she was no one-hit wonder in the pool this past weekend, garnering top finishes at the Northern Region Swim and Dive Championships. A week after leading the Wolverine girl’s at the Patriot District meet, Dona solidified her stature as one of the area’s best swimmers with a third-place showing in the 50-yard freestyle and a fifth-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke. Dona now moves onto this weekend’s state meet, which will take place at George Mason.

<b>Northern Region Gymnastics</b>

With Fairfax County proposing to cut the sport, the West Potomac girl’s gymnastics team placed eighth overall at what could go down as the last-ever Northern Region Girl’s Gymnastics Championships this past weekend.

Among the notable performers were Julie Ruamthrong (8.525 on vault and 8.200 on floor), Monica Bell (7.375 on beam), and Cara Yaworski (7.400 on floor).The state girl’s gymnastics meet takes place this Saturday at West Potomac beginning at 8 a.m.