The Wakefield Warriors had strong showings, with the girls team finishing second and the boys third, at the Liberty District indoor track and field high-school championships in Prince George’s County.
The girls were led by a number of strong individual performances, highlighted by Kenedy Shields’ first in the long jump (15-feet, 7-inches), a second in the high jump and 55-meter dash, a fourth in the 55 hurdles and anchoring the winning 4x200 relay (1:50.64).
Hosanna Connor also had a busy meet, winning the pole vault (10-3) and placing second in the triple jump, fifth in the 55 hurdles and eighth in the high jump.
Wakefield distance runner Elizabeth Coe was third in the 1,000, fourth in the 1,600 and ran on the second-place 4x800 relay.
Addison Young was fourth in the 500 and 1,000, and ran on the 4x800 relay.
Kennedy McClary was fourth in the 300 and Dorothy Edson was seventh in the 300, and each ran on the 4x200 relay. Madeleine Wearing also ran on the 4x200. The 4x400 Wakefield relay was fourth.
Helping to lead the Wakefield boys team was Ben Chapuis. He was third in the high jump and fourth in the triple jump. Bryant Cruz-Lemus (second, high jump) and Cadyn Johnson (second, pole vault) had the highest individual finishes.
Aaron Klug was third in the triple jump and fifth in the 55 hurdles, with Harrison Greenberg third in the triple jump, fourth in the 1,600 and fifth in the 1,000.
Christopher Gilpi was third in the 55 dash, Liam Keish was third in the 1,000, Ovando Thelwell was third in the long jump and seventh in the 500, Owen Jacques took fourth in the high jump, Antonio Smith was fifth in the 300 and sixth in the 55 dash, Silas Lesparance was sixth in the high jump, and the 4x400 and 4x800 relays were fourth.
Check back in a future edition of the GazetteLeader for information about how athletes from Washington-Liberty and Yorktown high schools performed in the Liberty District championships. There were winners from each of those girls and boys teams.
Next up for Wakefield is the 6D North Region indoor championships, followed by the Virginia High School League’s Class 6 state meet.
A number of Wakefield athletes already have qualified for those two meets, along with many from the Washington-Liberty Generals and Yorktown Patriots track and field teams.