T.C. Williams Webcast
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Saturday from the 17th T.C. Williams
Invitational at T. C. Williams High School, Alexandria VA,
which featured six Penn Relays champions.
Centreville sweeps MVP awards
with triple winner Rickey Harris (110H, 300H, 200) and double
winner Faith Rein (200-400)
W. Potomac girls, Potomac boys win team
Penn Relays 4x400 champion MD Northwestern was
never pressed in a no-sweat 3:15 (unofficial), but was
disqualified because anchor James Graham was entered in too many
events. Under Virginia High School League rules, an
athlete can run in no more than three running events (and
unlimited field events), whereas Maryland rules allow any four
events. Graham ran in the open 400, 300H, 4x800, and
4x400. The meet announcement said that the meet would be
run under VHSL and National Federation rules, and the VHSL three
running event limit was stated on the meet announcement. After
the DQ, DC Ballou moved up to first place (3:19.25).
Girls 4x400: Host T. C. Williams won
decisively with a strong anchor leg by freshman Renee Clark.
Top seeded MD Largo and VA West Potomac both suffered from
dropped batons away from the exchange zones.
MD Gaithersburg senior Mike Murray ran
away with the boys 3200 in an impressive 9:19.43. Top seed
David Glynn of MD Walter Johnson was fourth (9:24.81), behind
Centreville senior Daniel Heiner (9:23.23) and C.D. Hylton
senior Chris Feist (9:24.02).
Villanova-bound Liz Awtrey was a big
winner in the girls 3200, running a meet record 10:33.04 with a
45 second victory margin. That beat the old record
of 10:33.22 held by Sally Glynn, now of Stanford, in 1996.
VA Centreville doubled in the 200 meters,
Rickey Harris winning the boys in 21.55 and Faith Rein winning
the girls in 24.96. That was a triple for Harris (both
hurdles) and a double for Rein (400).
Boys 800: Brandon Alexander of
host T. C. Williams won handily in unofficial 1:57.18.
Penn Relays 400H champ Rickey Harris,
VA Centerville junior, won by the slimmest of margins today at
300 meters over MD Northwestern's James Graham. Graham
appeared to take the lead between the last two hurdles, but
faltered over the last hurdle and Harris streaked to the wire
the winner, 36.86 to 36.93. It was a hurdles double, both
in meet record time, for Harris. Graham's 300H time also
bettered the old meet record.
A stirring girls 800 duel was waged by
Mt. Vernon senior Sharon O'Connor and Thomas Jefferson sophomore
Kelly Otstott. O'Connor led throughout until Otstott came
up along side at the far turn of lap two. O'Connor
responded, however, and prevailed, 2:12.73 to 2:13.01, for an
800-1600 double in this meet.
Girls 300 Hurdles: Maurika Quarles,
Osbourn Park junior, benefitted from Sheena Johnson's scratch
and won the event in 46.02. Seton senior Alleyne Ricci was
second in 46.17 and Kijafa Williamson, Hayfield senior, third
Girls High Jump: Thomas Jefferson
sophomore Kristle Moss' 5-4 mark was good for first place over
four girls at 5-2.
Boys Pole Vault: Brooke Point senior
Philip Agee won with a vault of 13-0.
Boys 400: James Graham, anchor of MD
Northwestern's Penn Relays champion 4x400 team, won the open 400
handily in a time of 48.94. Antonio Gray of DC Ballou
(49.38) headed five more boys under 50 seconds.
Girls 400: University of Florida signee
Faith Rein, VA Centreville, won in 54.73. T. C. Williams
freshman Renee Clark closed fast to get second (55.94) over
Alyssa Aiken, Chantilly junior (56.21). Yolanda Thompson
(57.76) was fourth.
Penn Relays triple jump champion Allen
Simms, of MD E. Roosevelt, topped his Penn mark by going
Penn Relays 4x100 champion Potomac
edged MD Eleanor Roosevelt today, 41.49 to 42.12, with VA Brooke
Point a close up third (42.29) out of a different heat.
Girls 4x100: W. Potomac anchor
Yolanda Thompson caught Largo in the last strides to win, 48.39
to 48.56. T.C. Williams was third in 49.06.
Girls Triple Jump: W. Potomac senior
Yolanda Thompson, a University of Florida signee, was 3 feet
better than anyone else with a winning 40-11.25, a half inch
below her own meet record.
Boys 1600: Jason Lewis, Potomac junior,
edged junior Andrew Dunnum of VA Robinson, 4:26.13 to 4:27.31.
Girls 1600: Sharon O'Connor of VA Mt.
Vernon was a wire to wire winner in 4:56.80, with Colleen
Winzeler, VA George Mason HS, a fast closing second (5:11.25)
over Kim Myers, VA Jefferson Forest (5:12.15). Erin
Swain, VA Lake Braddock (5:13.86), slipped to fourth.
Boys Long Jump: Penn Relays triple jump
champion won this event today in 23-2.5.
Boys 100: Mike Newell was out fastest
and never headed in 10.72.
Boys High Jump: Newport sophomore James
White jumped 6-8 to beat out 6-6 jumpers Ickey Chuku, MD Largo,
and David Miller, MD High Point.
Girls 100: Jessica DeFrietas, MD
Eleanor Roosevelt, led from the start and edged fast closing
Alyssa Aiken, VA Chantilly, 12.16 to 12.24.
Girls Discus: Samantha Hall, Stafford
Girls Pole Vault: Kira Sims, VA
Boys 110H: Rickey Harris of Centreville
was an easy winner by almost a full second in 13.87.
Girls 100H: National indoor leader
Sheena Johnson, Gar-Field, edged Kim Jones, NC Greensboro, in a
photo finish, 13.91 to 14.12. Johnson was fastest over the
first half; Jones edged ahead with one hurdle to go, but Johnson
came back and won in the sprint to the wire.
Boys 4x800: Host T. C. Williams, third
place at the Penn Relays a week ago, won a tight 3-way finish
over MD Northwestern and VA Hayfield in 7:54.78. James
Graham, who anchored Northwestern's sensational 4x400 victory at
Penn, tried his hand a anchoring the 4x800 and closed ground
through the last 200 meters in a 1:52.5 split, coming up just
short for his team (7:54.78). Hayfield (7:57.32) was a
close up third.
Girls 4x800: VA Robinson,
anchored by 1998 Southeast FootLocker champion Liz Awtrey's
2:17, was a 14 second winner (9:31 unofficially) over MD Quince Orchard.
Nick Welihozkiy hits PR 193-2 in Discus;
doubles in shot put
Stanford-bound Welihozkiy, a West Springfield senior, needed all
of it to beat Marvin Urquhart, VA Western Branch senior, who
threw 190-11, setting up a future rematch in the Virginia AAA
state championship June 5. Both throwers beat the old meet
record. Welihozkiy later threw the shot 55-10.75 to edge
Chris Parsons, MD Northern, 53-5.
Girls Pole Vault
1. Kira Sims, Gar-Field 9-0
Girls Long Jump
1. Kim Jones, NC Greensboro 19-3.75
2. Yolanda Thompson, VA W. Potomac 19-1.25
3. Jessica DeFrietas, MD E. Roosevelt 18-8.25
4. Aundrea Gunn, VA W. Potomac 18.6.25
Boys 110H (top 6 qualifiers for final
1. Rickey Harris, Centreville 13.80
2. Jeff Foy, Potomac 14.80
3. Kevin Alexander, MD High Point 14.90
4. Lee Grayson, Mt. Vernon 15.10
5. Randy Ashton, T. Jefferson 15.20
6. Nduwueze Anyanura, T.C. Williams 15.20
Girls 100H (top 6 qualifiers for
1. Sheena Johnson, Gar-Field 14.10
2. Kim Jones, Greensboro 14.80
3. Keosha Sanders, Brooke Point 15.20
4. Kijafa Williamson, Hayfield 15.20
5. Rachael McIntosh, Brooke Point 15.50
6. Raina Marshall, Largo MD 15.80
1 Donisha Freeman 11 MT Vernon
2 Latetia Walker Gar-Field
T.C. Williams meet attracts
6 Penn Relays champs
The 17th running of the T. C. Williams High School
Invitational, Alexandria VA, Saturday May 1 will be star studded. Penn Relays
champs among the entries are: MD Northwestern (4x400); VA Potomac
(4x100); Rickey Harris, VA Centreville (hurdles); Sheena Johnson, VA
Gar-Field (hurdles, TJ); Nick Welihozkiy, VA W. Springfield (throws);
and Allen Simms, MD E. Roosevelt (TJ). Read a preview
by Pearl Watts; also see top
seeds for all events, performance
lists, and other meet information on DyeStat's
T.C. Williams page.