<b>Naber Takes Two</b>
James Madison University junior P.J. Naber, a 2006 graduate of Chantilly High School, scored a pair of wins during a dual-meet split with Loyola (218-91 win) and Towson (188-112 loss) last Saturday, Jan. 24. Naber won the 50-yard freestyle event with a time of 24.39 seconds. She also claimed first place in the 200 free with a time of 1:54.93. At Chantilly, Naber set a school record in the 200 freestyle and then broke that mark during her senior year. She was recognized as an All-American from 2004-06 and helped the Chargers win the Concorde District title during her senior year. James Madison, now at 7-3 overall, 3-3 in the Colonial Athletic Association, takes on Richmond this Saturday at noon.
<b>Scanlon Steady at Stonehill</b>
One of two senior captains, Centreville native and Flint Hill graduate Colin Scanlon has led the Stonehill College Skyhawks both in title and with his steady play on the court. Scanlon, a 6-foot-5 senior, averages 5.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. His 62 assists rank second on the team, and he has made 41.3 percent (31 of 75) of his shots from the field. As of Wednesday morning, the Skyhawks were 16-2 overall, 11-2 in the Northeast-10 Conference. At Flint Hill, Scanlon helped lead the Huskies to the second most wins (23) in school history during his senior year, while winning Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference championships during his final two years at the school. Peter Scanlon, Colin’s younger brother, is a senior at Westfield.
<b>Dobson a Double-Winner</b>
Chantilly graduate Matt Dobson won two events for the Radford University indoor track and field team at the Liberty Open in Lynchburg on Saturday, Jan. 24. As a team, the Highlanders posted five first-place finishes, while the men’s team had 11 top-10 showings and the women’s team added nine. Dobson, a 6-foot-2, 245-pound senior thrower, set a new person-best mark in the weight throw with a distance of 56 feet, 3 inches (17.14 meters). He also took first in the shot put, finishing with a throw of 51-6 1/4 (15.70 meters). Last season, Dobson placed eighth in the shot put and fourth in the weight throw at the 2008 Big South indoor track and field championships.