by John Dye
Oakton VA sr Keira Carlstrom was Virginia state champion in cross
country and the mile in 2001. Oakton's Phil Gaeta, although laboring
under the shadow of Alan Webb in northern Virginia before this year,
has also distinguished himself in distance races, winning a regional
cross country championship last fall.
Both ran the 1600 3 days ago at the Virginia Tech meet (Gaeta winning
in 4:19.33 and Carlstrom second in 5:03.29), so they weren't going
to run a distance race back to back. So, let's have a little speed
work in the 500. All they did was win both races in US#2 times:
Gaeta 1:04.5h and Carlstrom 1:16.5h.
||Carlstrom passed Woodson DC
sr Erica Johnson on the second lap and won going away.
Gaeta set most of the pace, leading Wilson
jr Marco Aguilar (green) and Lake Braddock jr Gilbert Elston
midway and finishing with room to spare