The South Lakes High boys’ track and field team captured first place at the May 21-22 Northern Region Championships at Lake Braddock Secondary School.
The Seahawks were paced by Vincent Brown, who finished first in three events — the 100 dash, 110-hurdles and long jump, while taking second in the 200 race.
In the team standings, South Lakes took the title with 75.50 points, finishing ahead of second place West Potomac (64.33), third place Stone Bridge (54.50), fourth place Edison (50) and fifth place T.C. Williams (47).
Along with Brown’s big meet, South Lakes had outstanding showings by several other athletes. Mike Harrell finished second in the 300 hurdles and took third in the 110 hurdles. Also for the Seahawks, Quintin Fortes was first in the discus; Sean Price was fifth in the triple jump; and Adrian Vaughn was sixth in the 200.
For Herndon High, which tied for 10th in the team standings, Rich Roethel finished first in the high jump, while Todd Van Luling was a second place finisher in the 3,200 race. Also for the Hornets, Kirk Nguyen finished fifth in the discus.
The Oakton High boys had several place finishers. Neal Hendricks and Andrew McCullen finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 3,200. McCullen also finished fifth in the 1,600. Luis Soriano was sixth in the shot put for the Cougars as well.
Daniel Allen of Stone Bridge finished second in the 200 and was fourth in the 100. Teammate Trevor Springman won the shot put. Also for the Bulldogs, David Wang was second in the shot and sixth in the discus; Andre Best was second in the 110 hurdles; and Oludar Ewetusa was sixth in the high jump. The Stone Bridge 4x100 relay team finished first.
Langley’s Alex Maybury won the triple jump and was fifth in the 300 hurdles. McLean High’s Kristoff Inocentes was fourth in the 800, while Highlander teammate Jourdan Samuels was sixth in the 110-hurdles.
<b>On the girls’ side</b>, Lake Braddock ran away with the team title, scoring 105.50 points, well ahead of second place Robinson (44.50) and third place Herndon (44).
For the ninth place South Lakes girls, Lachelle Wallace won the 100 race and the triple jump. She was also sixth in both the 200 and 400 races.
For Herndon, Carina Peter was second in both the 100 and 200. Taking a first place for Herndon was Carolyn Hennessey in the 3,200. Her teammate, Hiruni Wijayaratne, was fourth in the same event. Also for Herndon, Emily Palmer was sixth in both the long jump and triple jump.
From Marshall High, Brittany Johnson finished third in both the 100 and long jump events. Also for the Statesmen, Meara Goss was fourth in the shot put and fifth in discus.
From Oakton, Becca Kassabian was fifth in the 1,600 and Lanie Smith was fifth in the 3,200.
From Stone Bridge, Brittany Schanck was second in the 100 hurdles and fifth in the 300 hurdles. Also for the Bulldogs, Jessica Morningstar was sixth in the 100 hurdles, Kayla Lemons was fourth in the triple jump and Chelsea Robinson was fifth in the triple jump.
From McLean High, Dominique Graham was second in the high jump and fourth in the long jump, and teammate Clare Nelson was third in the 300 hurdles.
From Madison, Jennie Zhu was sixth in the high jump and Brigid Byrne was sixth in the 3,200.
Next up for area girls’ and boys’ athletes is this weekend’s state AAA Championships, set to take place May 29-30 at Todd Stadium in Newport News.