Prince William County track and field athletes amassed five state championships and 42 other state medals Friday and Saturday during the Class 6, 5 and 3 state meets.
Woodbridge’s Laura Webb led all local individuals with a gold and silver medal, while Patriot had a county-high nine medals with its boys leading the way by placing fifth in the Class 6 standings at at Todd Stadium in Newport News. The Pioneers scored 36 points behind champion Western Branch (66) while Battlefield placed eighth (34), Osbourn Park finished 19th (10), Freedom took 24th (7), Colgan placed 25th (6), Gar-Field finished 25th (6) and Woodbridge took 41st (1).
In the girls competition, Osbourn Park scored 19.5 points behind champion Western Branch (81) while Woodbridge placed 11th (18), Colgan finished 13th (16), Forest Park took 28th (6.5), Battlefield placed 29th (6), Patriot finished 31st (5) and Osbourn took 38th (1.5).
In the Class 5 meet at Todd Stadium, Potomac's girls finished 18th (12) behind championship Nansemond River (66) with the Panthers' boys 23rd (9) behind champion L.C. Bird (74). Meanwhile, at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Manassas Park's girls took 15th (18) behind champion Heritage (84) with Brentsville 26th (3), while the Cougars' boys placed 25th (6) with the Tigers 32nd (1).
Individually, the Vikings’ Webb won the Class 6 girls 3,200-meter run in 10 minutes, 44.57 seconds, while Osbourn Park’s Sydney Banks won the girls high jump in 5 feet, 10 inches with the Yellow Jackets’ 400 boys relay team of Meelod Waheed, Lewis Freeman, David Homere and Anthony Smoot winning in 42.04. Colgan’s Lauren Yeboah-Kodie added a victory in the girls long jump at 18-2 and Battlefield’s Dakota Prue won the girls pole vault in 15-0.
For Patriot, Noah Hackerson placed second in the boys 400 (48.42), Dorryen Henley finished third in the boys 200 (21.78) and fourth in the 100 (11.02), Marcus Wilson took fifth in the boys 110 hurdles (14.38), Ella Weaver placed fifth in the girls 800 (2:17.27), the boys 400 relay team of Bobby Allums, Hackerson, Jack Daly and Henley finished sixth (42.84), Daly took seventh in the boys 400 (49.80) and Nonnie Anonyuo placed eighth in the girls shot put (38-6.5).
For Battlefield, Tyler Lynch finished second in the boys pole vault (15-0), Jacob Westerfield took third in the same event (14-6), the boys 1,600 relay team of Austin Rice, Austin Gallant, Zach Hastings and Kaden Waller placed third (3:21.02), the boys 3,200 relay team of Zachary Shaffer, Joseph Morris, David Kennedy, Hastings finished fifth (7:54.70), Madyson Kannon took sixth in the girls 300 hurdles (45.76) and the girls 1,600 relay team of Kristen Mancinelli, Maya Wooten, Alexis Lambert and Kannon placed sixth (3:58.72).
For Osbourn Park, Margaret Pullen tied for fifth in the girls pole vault (10-0), Megan Ogawa finished sixth in the girls triple jump (36-10) and eighth in the long jump (17-1), and Barbara Antwi took sixth in the girls shot put (40-2.5). For Colgan, Yeboah-Kodie placed third in the girls 100 hurdles (14.52) and Bryce Lentz finished third in the boys 100 hurdles (9:26.89, while Woodbridge’s Webb took second in the girls 1,600 (5:01.59) and Nicholas Greene placed eighth in the boys shot put (47-11.5).
For Forest Park, Alicia Thomas finished fifth in the girls 100 (12.46) and Sarah Shotwell took fifth in the girls pole vault (10-0), while Gar-Field’s Moses Koroma placed fifth in the boys 300 hurdles (39.05) and the boys 400 relay team of Bilal Myhammad, Paris Alston, Koroma and Jabez Reeves finished seventh (43.03).
For Freedom, Corey Bannister took fifth in the boys 800 (1:56.21) and the boys 1,600 relay team of Jayden Ross, Nick Newman, Tony Gore and Bannister placed sixth (3:23.36), while Osbourn’s Azaria Pack finished seventh in the girls high jump (5-2).
In the Class 5 meet, Potomac’s Matthew Mitchell took second in the boys 300 hurdles (38.80) and eighth in the 110 hurdles, Khaila Lyons placed second in the girls high jump (5-4) and sixth in the girls 1,600 with McKenzie Hanks, Tabitha Baskerville, Lyons and Syvanna Metcalfe, Kiah Riley finishing eighth in the discus (115-0) and the boys 1,600 relay team of Mitchell, Jurrell Petties, Charles Calhoun and Dashon Reeves taking eighth (3:27.14).
In the Class 3 meet, Manassas Park’s Davina Norman placed second in the girls 100 (12.67) and 200 (25.70) with Riley Park third in the high jump (6-2), and the Cougars’ girls 400 relay team took seventh (51.97). For Brentsville, Abigail Seigel finished seventh in the girls 1,600 (5:29.94), Madison McGowan placed eighth in the girls shot put (33-10.25) and Sam Llaneza took eighth in the boys 800 (2:02.30).