Hannah Waller, who is competing in her first season of high school indoor track, won the 55 meters in 6.87, a school and meet record.
Paced by sophomore Hannah Waller and junior Isabelle Gulgert, the South Lakes High School girls track team finished second at the 6A State Indoor Track and Field Championships Feb. 23-24 at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton, Va.
Waller, who is competing in her first season of high school indoor track, won the 55 meters in 6.87, a school and meet record. The time also tied the facility record, is second-place all time among Virginia girls and is the third fastest time in the nation. Waller also won the 300 meters. Her time of 38.50 is just over a tenth of a second off the meet record.
Waller, senior Aly Rayle, junior Nicole Post and sophomore Mary Gregory finished third in the 4x400 meter relay (4:02.12). Waller’s only non-top three finish was in the long jump, where she was 14th (15-09.75).
Gulgert, the Liberty District champion, added the title of 6A State champion in 1,600 meters. She ran a personal best of 5:03.94 to win the event and had a personal best of 11:11.45 to finish fourth in the 3,200 meters. Gulgert, Rayle, and sophomores Emily Lannen and Caitlyn Morris finished fourth in the 4x800 meter relay (9:28.00).
Gregory, along with scoring for the team in the 4x400 meter relay, added to the team’s points with a third place finish in the 500 meters (1:14.81) and sixth in the 300 meters (40.93).
Senior Jamie Richards threw a 35-02.50 in the shot put for eighth place.
The boys finished 15th with results that include:
Senior Ronak Cuthill, 11th, in the boys shot put (47-02.25)
Juniors Nicky Gryski, Calvin Warstler, seniors Sean Casey and Alex Loukili, 3rd, in the boys 4x800 (8:06.63)
Seniors Pape Ndiaye, Carson Frutchey, Otman Srayi, and junior Stevie Jones, 14th, in 4x200 meter relay (1:34.71)
Casey, 6th in the 1,600 meters (4:27.70)
Seniors Alex Wallace, 12th, 1:07.81 and John Eggeman, 20th, 1:08.75, in the 500 meters
Loukili, 11th, in the 1,000 meters (2:37.06)
Eggeman, Wallace, Casey, Jones, 3rd, in the 4x400 meter relay (3:27.37).