H.D. Woodson Girls end 8-year reign of
The Lady Tigers From Wilson - Wilson boys win 5th straight
by Ron Jenkins
For eight years the girls cross-country team at Woodrow Wilson have dominated the D.C. Public School cross-country scene. But this time the Lady Warriors from H.D. Woodson upset Wilson to win the public school championship. It was a close meet with Woodson totaling 27 points to Wilson’s 32 points.
The individual 1st place winner did not belong to either team. All-American, Andria Smallwood finished first with a time of 23:05. She looked very strong as she continued her preparation for the upcoming indoor season.
The Woodson girls were paced by Latricia Parker (3rd), Ayana Jackson (5th), and Sherice Allen (6th). Woodson needed strong efforts from all their runners because the Wilson girls, led by senior Neda Khalili-Marefat were not giving up their title easily. Neda finished 2nd with a time of 23:16. Sophomore teammates Roxana Arce and Aniela Burant finished 5th and 7th respectively.
Wilson easily won the boys championship. Placing five runners in the top ten, the boys cruised to the championship with 16 points over 2nd place Anacostia. The individual title went to Ballou’s Ricky Jacobs who also won last year. This is the fifth title in a row for the Wilson boys team.
Congratulations to the H.D. Woodson girls and the Wilson boys for their outstanding efforts.