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South Lakes Boys Garner Another Region Track Crown

Great team effort leads the way for the Seahawks.

For the third consecutive year, the South Lakes High boys’ track and field team captured the Northern Region indoor title. The postseason event took place this past Saturday at the George Mason University Field House.

The Seahawks, who are also three-time Liberty District champions, won the region meet with 71 points, finishing ahead of second place Annandale (62) and third place Chantilly (53). Oakton High (44) finished in fourth place, ahead of fifth place Lake Braddock (41). Rounding out the top 10 teams were West Potomac (40), Robinson (37), Hayfield (36), Westfield (29) and Edison (27). Herndon High (10 points) finished 18th in the field of 25 teams.

South Lakes senior Sean Price won the triple jump and finished second in both the long jump and 55 dash events.

Corey Gilmore was third in the triple jump and eighth place in the 300. Armando Drain finished third in the 55-meter hurdles and seventh in the 300. Ian Angara finished second place in the 500 race, and Will Sickenberger earned a sixth place finish in the 1600. Nicholas Guarnaccia was sixth place in the 3200.

The South Lakes boys’ 4x400 relay team finished first. The foursome was made up of Angara, Gilmore, Sickenberger, and Drain.

The South Lakes boys’ 4x800 relay team, made up of Alex Clough, Austin Leggett, Michael Mchugh and Jacob Grundahl, finished third behind first place West Potomac and second place Hayfield.

From Herndon High, Jimmy Luehrs finished seventh in the boys’ 1600.

The Herndon boys’ 4x200 relay team of Jesus Fernandez, Marshall Findley, Alex Fisher, and Josh Schow took third place, behind first place Oakton and second place Westfield.

<b>ON THE GIRLS’ SIDE</b>, Herndon High finished third place overall with 46 points. The team champion was South County with 131.66 points, followed by second place Oakton (68.50). Edison (44) finished in fourth place and Chantilly (34.33) was fifth.

Rounding out the top 10 teams were Robinson (33), West Potomac (32), Lake Braddock (30.50), West Springfield (27.50) and T.C. Williams (21). South Lakes was 13th place in the field of 22 teams.

South Lakes’ Kyannah Calhoun finished fourth in the girls’ 500 race and sixth in the 300.

The South Lakes girls’ 4x200 relay, made up of Naimah Coleman, Kristin Tran, Aya Abdelhalim and Danielle Hale, finished sixth.

Herndon High’s Carolyn Hennessey took first place in the 3200. Carina Peter won the 55 dash, was third place in the triple jump and fourth in the 300.

The Herndon girls’ 4x800 relay team, made up of Enuma Ezenwa, Belle Burgess, Nina Bagley and Hennessey, finished in sixth place.

The Virginia State AAA Indoor Track and Field Championships will be held this

Friday and Saturday (Feb. 25-26) at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton.