LANDOVER – The Oxon Hill boys and the Charles H. Flowers girls came home with a big trophy at last week’s indoor track state title meet. The Clippers repeated as the Class 3A state champions while the Lady Jaguars also came away with their second consecutive Class 4A crown from the meet held last Tuesday […]
LANDOVER – The Oxon Hill boys and the Charles H. Flowers girls came home with a big trophy at last week’s indoor track state title meet.
The Clippers repeated as the Class 3A state champions while the Lady Jaguars also came away with their second consecutive Class 4A crown from the meet held last Tuesday at the Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex.
Oxon Hill finished with 61 points, beating out Oakdale (51.5) by nearly 10 points. The Clippers scored first in four different events, which proved to be the difference in the meet.
Oxon Hill won both the 800 and 3200 relays. In the 800 relay (1:31.13), Daniel George, Caleb Jordan, Javon Hayes and Cameron Deen combined to give the Clippers the victory. Then, in the 3200 relay, which Oxon Hill won in 8:07.56, Aaron Robinson, Gary Ross, Anthony Wimbush and Randy Serville were the runners in that victory.
Ross won two events by himself. He took first in the 500 (1:06.04) and the 800 (1:59.73). Robinson added a second in the 500 while George finished third in the 55 hurdles.
On the girls’ side, the Jaguars racked up 95 points, easily beating out Northwest (70.5).
Flowers won both the 800 and 1600 relays. Pharist O’Neal, Kenydi McWilliams, Collese Daley and Ryley Hinson ran the 800 in 1:43.87, while the team of Daley, O’Neal, Javon Watts and Dejah Grant combined to take the 1600 in 4:00.99.
O’Neal had the best individual efforts, winning the 55 (7.08) and the 300 (40.49). Add that to her winning efforts in the relays, and she helped score 40 of Flowers’ points.
Grant won the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, four inches, and took second in the 500, and added a seventh in the 800. Daley was second in the 300 and third in the 55, behind O’Neal both times.
Watts took fourth in 500 and fifth in the 800, while McWilliams added a fourth-place finish in the 55 hurdles.
The Friendly girls’ finished second in Class 2A with 73 points behind winner Hereford (89.5). Overall, the Patriots got most of their points from a small bunch of athletes who scored big in sprints and relays.
The Patriots won the 800 relay in 1:44.96 thanks to Callie Relerford, Karryngton Harrison, Cameron Davis and Blessing McMillon. The team also took second in the 1600 relay behind the legs of Relerford, McMillon, Antoinette Bradley and Victoria Costen.
Harrison won the 55 hurdles in a very tight race (8.192). Bradley took first in the 500 (1:17.13) and second in the 800. Relerford helped with a second-place finish in the 55 and a fourth in the 300.
The Largo boys ended up third in Class 2A (53). Century, from Carroll County, won the division.
For the Lions, the most points came from wins in the 800 and 1600 relays. In the 800 relay, the Lions’ quartet of Jabari Reddock, Alusine Cisse, Aaron Hackett and Tsarte Martin set a Class 2A record with their time of 1:30.74. The team of Hackett, Martin, Justin Johnson and Xavian Hargrove then ran in the 1600 relay and clocked a time of 3:28.96 in the victory.
Johnson helped with a second-place finish in the 800 and third in the 500. Hackett also took second in the 300.
Sean Davis from Friendly scored all of his team’s eight points by taking second in the 55. Gwynn Park ended up seventh with 23 points.
In Class 1A, the Surrattsville girls and Fairmont Heights boys had the best days overall.
For Surrattsville, Rakiya Taylor (55 meters, 7.43) and Khaalea Collins (55 hurdles, 8.90) both won races. The Hornets finished in sixth place with 40 points.
The Fairmont Heights boys’ took fourth overall with 53 points. Abdulazeez Idowu and Tyreke Thompson led the way with strong efforts in a few different events. Idowu won the 500 (1:08.50), edging Thompson (1:08.83) for that top spot. Thompson also finished third in the 800 while Idowu ended up fourth. Both also ran on the victorious 1600 relay – with Colby James and Ryan Walker – winning the race in 3:36.37.
Then, Idowu, Thompson, and James ran on the second-place team in the 3,200 relay, along with Dezmond Farmer. Surrattsville took sixth in the team standings, ending up with 24 points.