LANDOVER – Teams from Prince George’s County put together notable performances in the regional track and field meets last week, including several first-place finishes and a few team titles. The Surrattsville girls won their region with a 102-point performance in the Class 1A East bracket. Khaalea Collins and Rakiya Taylor led the way for the […]
LANDOVER – Teams from Prince George’s County put together notable performances in the regional track and field meets last week, including several first-place finishes and a few team titles.
The Surrattsville girls won their region with a 102-point performance in the Class 1A East bracket. Khaalea Collins and Rakiya Taylor led the way for the Hornets in that meet, as Collins won the 55-meter dash (7.44 seconds) and the 55 hurdles (8.71), while Taylor took the 300 in 43.49.
Surrattsville also took first place in the 800 (1:49.46) and 1600-meter relays (4:37.06). Those victories made for nearly half of the Hornets’ points, and represented the only girls’ winners from the county in that meet.
For the boys, Surrattsville finished second overall (72) as McDonough (111) won the team title. Fairmont Heights was just one point behind the Hornets in third.
Fairmont Heights’ Abdulazeez Idowu won the 500 in 1:10.00. Teammate Tyreke Thompson won the 800 (2:03.12) while the school took first in the 3200 relay. Surrattsville did not win any events, but placed second in the high jump (Jalen Davis) and shot put (Devante Stewart).
Friendly’s girls came away with the Class 2A West championship. The Lady Patriots finished with 99 points, beating out South Carroll (84.5).
Callie Relerford took the 55-meter dash (7.38), while Antoinette Bradley won the 500 (1:19.56) and 800-meter runs (2:23.41). Karryngton Harrison captured the 55 hurdles (8.50), and Cameron Davis (high jump, 5-0) and Frederick Douglass’ Seasons Usual (shot put, 41-5) won their events. The Patriots also took first in the 800 relay (1:47.74). Malia Watkins from Douglass captured the 300 in a time of 41.26.
Largo’s boys (74) finished second in that region, behind winner Century (119.5). The Lions won the 800 (1:34.60) and 1600 relays (3:33.63). Largo also got firsts from Justin Johnson in the 800 (2:02.78) and from teammate Tsarte Martin in the 300 (36.19).
Also in the county, Frederick Douglass’ Kollin Smith won the 55 hurdles (7.81) while Friendly’s Sean Davis won the 55 dash in (6.55).
The Oxon Hill boys rolled to an easy victory in the Class 3A East region meet. The Clippers posted 128 points, easily beating out Wilde Lake (74) from Howard County.
Daniel George, the Clippers’ big time receiver on the football team, won both the 55 hurdles (7.83) and the 300 (37.70). Gary Ross, Aaron Robinson and Randy Serville brought in a bunch of points in the 500 and 800 meter races as well. Ross, Robinson, and Serville went 1-2-3 in the 500 – with the winning time being 1:10.55 – while the combo went 1-3-4 in the 800. In that race, Ross won in 2:02.56.
The Clippers also came away with three relay victories. They took first in the 800 relay (1:34.69), the 1600 relay (3:36.80) and the 3200 relay (8:41.97).
Charles H. Flowers won the girls’ Class 4A East region meet by piling up 120 points to easily triumph over Howard (86).
Pharist O’Neal won the 55-meter dash (7.16) and the 300 (40.79), while teammate Dejah Grant took the high jump with a leap of five feet, five inches.The Jaguars also won the 1600 relay in 4:01.79.
Other winning athletes from the county were Nafisat Adeyemi of Bladensburg, who took the 55 hurdles (8.47) while Bowie’s relay team grabbed the 800 relay in 1:44.47.
On the boys’ side, Suitland finished second (58.5) while Howard easily won the title with 89 points. Suitland’s lone win came in the 1600 relay (3:26.94).
Also in the county, Jaedon Joyner of Bowie (high jump, five feet, 11 inches), Daniel Jordan (High Point, 800, 2:00.05) and Hudhaifah Woolfolk-Robin from Laurel (55, 6.60) also won.
Ken Nelson of High Point (300, 35.41 and the 500, 1:07.83) and Edward Belsoi of Eleanor Roosevelt (1600 in 4:32.33 and the 3200 in 10:08.82) both won twice. Bowie also came away with first in the 800 relay (1:32.28).
The county also had its swimming championships last Saturday.
The Eleanor Roosevelt girls and the Bowie boys scored the team titles among Class 4A schools at the county swim meet. Oxon Hill’s boys and girls were the top-finishing teams in Class 1A/2A/3A.
However, it was Eleanor Roosevelt and Bowie that dominated the day, winning the overall team titles thanks to good performances by some swimmers. The Lady Raiders finished with 381 team points, beating out the Bowie girls (323).
For the Bowie boys, however, won by a solid margin. They finished with 357 points, with Eleanor Roosevelt taking second place (319). Oxon Hill took third among the girls’ overall and fourth amongst the boys, but didn’t win any events as all four classes competed together.
Eleanor Roosevelt was led by Chloe Widman, who won two events. She took first in the 200-yard IM (2:25.51) and also won the 100 breaststroke (1:16.27).
Four other Eleanor Roosevelt swimmers won individual races. Catherine Peterson captured the 200 freestyle in 2:13.03. Katherine Tucker won the 100 butterfly (1:06.93) while the Raiders also got wins from Amanda Hong (500 freestyle, 6:04.91) and Anna Salazar (100 backstroke, 1:08.70).
In addition, Eleanor Roosevelt won one relay, taking the 400 freestyle in 4:05.71. The Raiders also got some help with three second-place relay finishes. They were the runners-up in the 200 medley relay and the 200 and 400 freestyle relays.
Also on the girls’ side, Deangela Fobbs of Bowie won twice. She captured the 50 freestyle in 25.83 and won the 100 freestyle in 56.82.
Jon Bendana led Bowie to its victory with his two wins. He won the 200 IM in 2:05.36 and also took the 100 butterfly (54.70). Relays also helped Bowie, as the Bulldogs took first place in two of those. They won the 200 medley relay in 1:46.96 plus the 200 freestyle relay in 1:41.25. Plus, Bowie took second in the 400 freestyle relay. Jonathan Martin was the only other two-time event winner. The Laurel native won the 50 freestyle in 23.37 while he also won the 100 freestyle in a time of 51.93.
Oxon Hill, despite being the top team from Class 1A/2A/3A on both sides, was still not able to win an individual event at this meet.
Overall, there were 24 events split between the boys and the girls. As for team scoring, 16 girls’ teams scored points while 20 boys’ squads scored.