The 2012 West Potomac JV baseball team captured the Patriot District championship with its 6-0 victory over South County on May 7. The win improved the Wolverines’ record to 12-1. Coached by Jason Hescock, the team has played at the top of its game all season. Sophomore pitchers Billy Lescher and Mike Barnes, and position players Brett Schaefer and A.J. Melvin are among the team leaders.
The Mount Vernon boys’ lacrosse team defeated defending National District champion Yorktown, 10-8, in the district tournament semifinals on May 8. The No. 2-seed Majors will travel to face No. 1 Edison for the district title at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 10.
West Potomac Girls’ Lax Advances to Regionals
The West Potomac girls’ lacrosse team defeated Annandale, 10-4, in the opening round of the Patriot District tournament on May 4, earning the Wolverines a berth in the Northern Region tournament.
West Potomac lost to top seed Lake Braddock, 14-9, in the district semifinals on May 8.
Mount Vernon Baseball Wins 3 Straight
The Mount Vernon baseball team closed the regular season with three consecutive victories, beating Falls Church (12-7), Edison (6-0) and Wakefield (11-10). The Majors improved to 6-13, including 5-9 in the National District.
The Majors will enter the district tournament as the No. 6 seed, facing either Stuart or Hayfield.
MV Girls’ Track and Field Competes at Penn Relays
The Mount Vernon girls’ track and field team had a busy week of competition highlighted by a trip to Philadelphia April 26-28 for the Penn Relays. The Majors ran in front of a crowd of almost 24,000 against teams from the U.S., Jamaica, the Bahamas and South Africa. A very young squad of freshmen Brianna Coleman, Kaleigh Winner and Alliyah Stevens, along with junior Bria Patnett and senior Nichole Parker, had the opportunity to run against a team from Long Beach Poly (California), who are the U.S. record holders. These talented athletes represented Mount Vernon on one of the biggest stages in the sport of running.
They followed this performance by winning the 4x400-meter relay title at the XBC Experience Invitational on May 5, beating teams from Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties, as well as teams from Maryland. The team of Patnett, Winner, Stevens, and Parker ran away from the field in the middle of a downpour. In addition to winning the relay title, medals were earned by senior Karissa Cameron (third, discus throw), Stevens (fourth, 100-meter hurdles), Winner (third, 400-meter dash), Patnett (fourth, 400-meter dash), and Coleman (fifth, 100-meter dash).
Parker continues to hold the National District’s top spot in the 400, where the Majors hold three of the four fastest times. Cameron leads the district in the discus throw, and the Lady Majors’ 4x400-meter relay team also rank No. 1, and sit at No. 8 in the Northern Region.
On the Mount Vernon boys’ track and field team, junior Michael Brown won three events at the XBC Experience Invitational last Saturday to earn the meet MVP award. He captured the 100, 200 and long jump titles with state-qualifying performances. Brown’s performance in the 100 was a meet record and now leads the state of Virginia. Brown also leads the state in the long jump.
Brown, teaming with Ricky West, Bashan Williams and Josh Beko also won the 4x100-meter relay title. Also earning times were West in the 400 (fourth) and Williams in the 100. Strong performances were also given by Adel Lahlou and Adulem Belachew, who each ran district-qualifying personal records in the 800 and 3200, respectively.