Reston Junior Olivia Beckner won both the 1,000 meters (2:55.67) and 1,600 meters (5:04.44) in meet record times while seniors Timiebi Ogobri and Don’ta Whitely had outstanding performances to lead the South Lakes High School track teams to the Liberty Conference Championships Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Md.
It’s the sixth consecutive conference title for the girls’ team and the ninth for the boys squad.
Beckner won and broke conference records in every race she competed in during the championships. Along with the 1,000 meters and 1,600, she also won the 3,200 meters on Day 1 of the championships January 19.
Senior Devyn Jones won the 300 meters in 42.72 and finished third in the 500 meters (1:20.52) and fifth in the triple jump (33-08.75). She won the 55 meters hurdles in conference record time on the first day of the championships and also finished second in the long jump and sixth in the high jump that day.
Jones was part of a SLHS sweep of the 500 meters which was won by junior Aly Rayle (1:19.62), and followed by freshman Mary Gregory’s second place finish of 1:19.69. Rayle and Gregory teamed with sophomores Sophie Halkett and Cara Hutson to win the 4x400 meter relay in 4:09.53.
The Seahawks also won the top three spots in the 1,000 meters with Beckner leading the way, followed by Halkett (3:05.81) and sophomore Jordan Anderson (3:07.76).
Ogobri, who successfully defending his 55 meters title on Day 1, won the 300 meters in 36.54. Sophomore Stevie Jones was third (37.19) and Whitley finished fifth (37.43). Ogobri was also fifth in the triple jump (39-04.00) and teamed with Jones, sophomore Nicky Napolitano and junior Carson Frutchey for third in 4x200 meter relay (1:35.34). Whitley was second in the triple jump (42-01.75), second in the 500 meters (1:08.61), sixth in the high jump (5-08.00) and teamed with seniors Dimarcus Vilcheck and juniors John Eggeman and Houston Nelson for third in the 4x400 meter relay (3:38.21).
Senior Peter Sepulveda was third in the 1,600 meters (4:36.57), followed by juniors Alex Loukili (4:37.35, 4th) and Sean Casey (4:38.76, 5th). Loukili ran a 2:40.55 for third in the 1,000 meters while Casey finished fifth with a 2:46.85.
South Lakes will compete in the 6A North Region Indoor Championship Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Md.