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Sports Briefs: Yorktown, W-L, Wakefield Compete at Monroe Parker Invite

The Yorktown, Washington-Lee and Wakefield cross country teams competed at the Monroe Parker Invitational on Sept. 11 at Burke Lake Park.

In girls action, Yorktown finished 18th out of 23 teams with 486 points and W-L placed 23rd with 571. W-L junior Helen Amend was the top finisher among Arlington schools, placing 10th with a time of 19 minutes, 2 seconds. Yorktown junior Eleanor Love finished 84th with a time of 21:13. Sophomore Madeline Pages finished 98th (21:27).

Thomas Jefferson was the girls champion with 44 points and Lake Braddock sophomore Sophie Chase was the individual winner with a time of 17:32.

On the boys side, W-L finished 25th (696), Yorktown placed 26th (711) and Wakefield was 28th (801) out of 30 teams. Washington-Lee junior Jordan Ricker was the Arlington area’s top finisher, placing 54th with a time of 16:56. Wakefield sophomore Che Sheehan placed 86th with a time of 17:26 and Yorktown sophomore Steven Brock finished 126th (17:51).

West Potomac was the event champion with 84 points and Chantilly sophomore Sean McGorty was the individual winner (15:17).

<b>Yorktown Football Moves to 2-0</b>

The Yorktown football team defeated Madison 42-0 on Sept. 10, improving the Patriots’ record to 2-0.

Yorktown will host Centreville at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 16. The Patriots open National District play on Sept. 24 against defending champion Hayfield.

<b>W-L Falls to South County</b>

The Washington-Lee football team fell behind big in the first half and never recovered during a 42-7 loss at South County on Sept. 10. The Generals trailed 35-0 at halftime and 42-0 in the third quarter before running back Anthony Taylor scored on a 2-yard run late in the fourth quarter to break up the shutout.

W-L finished with 74 total yards of offense, 52 of which came on the ground. Taylor rushed 20 times for 51 yards and quarterback Rigo Salguero finished with 35 yards on 10 carries.

Generals head coach Josh Shapiro said the team needed to improve in the passing game after losing to McLean in the season opener. Against South County, W-L completed 3 of 8 passes for 22 yards and had one throw intercepted.

Defensively, Marshall Anders led W-L with seven tackles. Moussa Diallo and Paris Ebert each finished with five. Spencer Hemstreet recorded a sack for the Generals.

W-L opens National District play with a home game at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 against defending champion Hayfield.

<b>Wakefield Falls to 0-2</b>

The Wakefield football team lost to Dominion 54-20 on Sept. 10.

Terry Davis rushed for 53 yards and two touchdowns for Wakefield. Quarterback Drew Powell rushed for a touchdown and completed 6 of 9 passes for 48 yards. Ermias Nega intercepted a pass for the Warriors.

Wakefield will host McLean at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 16.

<b>O’Connell Football Loses to St. Albans</b>

The Bishop O’Connell football team lost to St. Albans 31-13 on Sept. 11, dropping the Knights’ record to 1-1.

O’Connell finished with 118 total yards of offense, including 93 on the ground. Patrick Simms led the Knights with 40 rushing yards on 11 carries. Joshua Trimble had 33 yards and one touchdown on six carries and caught one pass for 25 yards. Quarterback Nicholas Morabito completed 1 of 6 passes for 25 yards and scored a rushing touchdown.

O’Connell will travel to face St. Mary’s Ryken at 7 p.m. on Sept. 17.

<b>Arlington Resident Wins Triathlon</b>

Robert Wade, 28 of Arlington, won the 5th Annual Nation’s Triathlon To Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Sept. 12 in Washington. Wade finished in 1 hour, 57 minutes and 13 seconds. The triathlon set a Guinness Book of World Records record for the largest "International Distance Triathlon Event" in the U.S. The event included a 1.5-kilometer swim in the Potomac River, a 40-kilometer bike course through downtown Washington and a 10-kilometer run along Washington’s monumental corridor.