High Jumper Jones Finishes Second at States

South Lakes' Rashaan Jones' jump of 6-foor-9 was one inch behind top finisher.

South Lakes junior Rashaan Jones jumped 6-foot-9 to finish second in the Virginia High School League AAA Indoor Track Championships in Hampton, VA on Saturday.

Jones, who had jumped 6-10 and nation-leading 7-0 earlier in the season, finished behind senior Nick Simmons of J.R. Tucker High. Tucker jumped 6-10 in the finals. The state indoor record, set in 2002, is 7-0.

Jones was this year's Liberty District and Northern Region High Jump champion.

Danielle Hale placed fourth in the girls long jump with a personal best 18-5.5.  The boys 4 x 400 meter relay team of Ian Angara, Corey Gilmore, Jacob Grundahl, and Armando Drain also earned All-State honors with a fifth-place finish (3:27).  

The boys 4 x 200 meter relay placed 11th. The team was comprised of Zac Parker, Brian Brinson, Aeron Thai, and Connor Metcalf.  Kyannah Calhoun ran a personal best 1:17.91 in the 500 meter dash.  Corey Gilmore triple jumped a season best 44-4.  Aya Abdelhalim finished 13th in the 55 meter hurdles, missing the finals by .001 of a second and running her second-fastest time ever.

As a team, the boys track team finished tied for 16th. The South Lakes girls team tied for 32nd. Twenty-two Seahawks competed in Hampton. To see complete results, click here.

Seahawk Dad February 27, 2012 at 05:18 AM
Hey let's not forget the girls and the rest of the team! Sophomore Danielle Hale finished 4th in the long jump, the girls 4x400 team finished 15th, boys 4x200 11th, and boys 4x400 5th overall. Go Seahawks!


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