Senior Grace Gillen, juniors Claire Nieusma, Delaney Wickman and sophomore Golden Kumi-Darfour ran a State Qualifying time of 4:04.32 in the girls 4x400 in winning the event. Senior Abby Reinhold and sophomore Monica Lannen teamed with Gillen and Kumi-Darfour to win the 4x800 meter relay in 9:43.58, which qualified them for regionals.
The boys 4x800 team of seniors Michael Kerr, Michael Uhrig, Daniel Johnsen and junior Andrew McCool won their event in a Regional Qualifying time of 8:14.79.
Both the boys and girls 4x800 teams won their events in meet record times.
SLHS boys also ran a District Qualifying time in the 4x200 when seniors Marcus Harrell, Khayri Denny, Ben O’Connor and Johnsen ran a 1:34.30 and finished third.
More than 20 members of the SLHS indoor track team have met District, Regional and State qualifying standards. Adding to that list from the Southeastern Invitational are:
- 55 meter hurdles: freshman Devyn Jones, 8.93 (5th)
- 300 meters: Johnsen, 36.20 (3rd); Delaney Wickman 41.96 (6th)
- Long jump: senior Danielle Hale, 16-9.75 (2nd)
- Triple jump: Hale, 36-0 (3rd)
- 55 meter hurdles: junior Maya Rodriguez, 9.82 (14th)
- 55 meters: Harrell, 6.98 (21st)
- 300 meters: Harrell, 38.31 (15th)
- 500 meters: Sam Arpee 1:11.88 (9th); junior Ozioma Chinaka, 1:23.7 (6th)
- 1000 meters: Reinhold, 3:16.18 (4th); junior Devin Nieusma, 3:17.08 (6th)
Other SLHS top three finishes at the Southeastern Invitational include the girls 4x200 relay of Chinaka, freshman Nikayla Hoyte, Claire Nieusma and Hale (1:50.65, 3rd); boys 4x400 relay of Kerr, Arpee, McCool and Denny (3:36.98, 2nd); Denny in the long jump (20-11.25, 3rd); Kumi-Darfour in the 500 meters (1:19.96, 3rd); Lannen in the 3,200 meters (11:52.23, 2nd); senior Khoa Nguyen in the triple jump (41-0.5, 3rd) and Devin Nieusma in 1,600 meters (5:32.73, 3rd).
Seahawk track will send squads to compete this week in the DCIAA Invitational Wednesday, Jan. 8 in Landover, MD at the Prince George’s County Sportsplex; in a tri-meet with Langley and Herndon high schools on Friday, Jan. 10 at Thomas Jefferson Middle School and at the Flames Invitational Friday and Saturday (Jan. 10-11) at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.
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