Reservoir wins both team titles at District V outdoor track and field meet

Reservoir and Broadneck played host to the District V outdoor track and field meet between Howard County and Anne Arundel County Wednesday, with the Gators winning both team titles in Fulton, while Severna Park boys and Old Mill girls came out on top in Annapolis.

Reservoir won 11 events Wednesday, along with top-3 finishes in more than half of the events.

Janaya Cooper-Marshall won both the 100-meter hurdles and long jump for the Gators, while also placing in the top-4 in both the 200-meter dash and triple jump. She ran a meet-best time of 16.29 seconds in the 100-hurdles and jumped 17-feet, 5 inches to win long jump. Teammate Lola Alli also won multiple events, as she threw 101 feet, 9 inches and 32 feet, 9 inches for first place standings in discus and shot put, respectively.

Heather Ailinger won the 3,200-meter race (12:29.28), while also helping Reservoir to third place in the 4x800-meter relay. Diamond Turner won the girls 200-dash (26.87), placed fourth in the 100-dash (13.28), and also helped the Gators cross second in the 4x100-relay.

For the boys, Ayomilekan Akinbinu won the 400-dash with a time of 50.34. Bryce Bruce won discus (163’5) and placed third in shot put (50’3), while Alberto Paez won pole vault after clearing 13-feet.

Reservoir also crossed first the 4x200-, and 4x100-relays with times of 1:31.58 and 44.98, respectively. Athlton won the girls 4x100-relay, with the Gators following closely behind for second place.

The Raiders’ Asha Washington placed first in the 100-dash with a time of 12.63, while teammate Emma O’Brien won the girls 800-meter race after crossing in 2:33.14, edging Reservoir’s Ananya Mathur (2:34.68).

Howard County finished 1-through-5 in the girls 1,600-meter race with River Hill’s Raaya Khleif (5:37.90) crossing in first.

Wilde Lake’s Yakoob Moore edged the Gators’ Ruben Rosario in the boys 800-meters with a winning time of 2:05.37.

In the field events, Centennial’s Elijah White won both the triple jump (43’ ¼) and high jump (6’6), while the Eagles’ Jasmine McCree took first in the girls triple jump with a distance of 33 feet, 11 ¾ inches.

Reservoir scored 105.5 points to win the boys team title and 178 points to capture the girls. Northeast AA placed second in the boys team race followed by, Arundel, South River, Meade, Atholton, North County, Centennial, Wilde Lake, River Hill, Glenelg and Chesapeake AA.

On the girls side, Arundel placed second with 111.5 points followed by South River, River Hill, Meade, Atholton, Northeast AA, Chesapeake AA, Centennial, Wilde Lake, Glenelg and North County.

Meanwhile, in Anne Arundel County there were several local winners on the day, but the Vikings’ Sydney Robinson took home the most first place finishes as she won all three of her events. She clocked in at 12.48 seconds in the 100-dash, 57.18 in the 400, and 25.41 in the 200.

Oakland Mills’ Cameron Vereen won both of his events as well, crossing in 10.90 and 22.44 in the boy’s 100- and 200-meter dash, respectively.

The Scorpions won the girls 4x100-relay, after crossing in 50.32, while the Lions placed first in the same event on the boy’s side with a time of 45.15. Nick Deamer gave Howard another first place standing on the day, crossing in 4:28.23 to win the 1,600-meters.

Long Reach’s Ethan Codogan won the boys 300-meters with a time of 39.49. Alexandra Banham took first in the girls 800-meters after clocking in at 2:19.26, while in the field events Howard’s Chinenye Iloanya (shot put) and Jordan Lomax (high jump) each won their respective events. Iloanya threw 34 feet, 11 inches, and Lomax jumped 6-feet, 1 inch to take home first place finishes.

Ultimately, the Falcons took first in the boy’s team events with 113 points, followed by Howard (106.5), Mt. Hebron, Glen Burnie, Southern, Broadneck, Annaplis, Old Mill, Oakland Mills, Hammond, Long Reach and Chesapeake Science Point.

The Patriots took home the girls team title after accumulating 119 points, edging Severna Park and Mt. Hebron, which each totaled 117 points. Broadneck placed third with 76 points, followed by Howard, Oakland Mills, Annapolis, Southern, Glen Burnie, Chesapeake Science Point and Long Reach.


Parkville Classic (April 8)

At the Parkville Classic on April 8 Mt. Hebron girls had several top finishes including first-place standings from Robinson (400-meters, long jump), Banham (800 meters) and from its 4x400-meter relay team. While Howard’s Bayli Smith, back from an injury that kept her out of the indoor track season, won both of her events (shot put, discus) to round out the Howard County winners on the day.

Robinson set two personal records in the 400 and long jump, running to a first place time of 57.40, and then jumping 16 feet, 11 inches. She also set a personal best mark of 25.36 to earn second in the 200. Teammate Jaiden Ritter followed with a PR time of 25.76. Ritter also placed second in the 100, clocking in a personal best time of 12.53. The Lions’ Tyler Reid followed in third place after also setting a personal record of 12.99 seconds.

The Vikings handily won the girls 4x400-relay with a time of 4:00.61, about 13 seconds faster than Atholton, which placed second.

Banham ran a personal record 2 minutes, 18.78 seconds in the 800 and was followed by freshman teammate Satori Valentine (2:24.01). River Hill’s Jasmine Tiamfook placed third in the event after setting a school record time of 2:25.74, and also set a school record in the 1,600 after clocking in at 5:23.68, which was good for a third-place standing.

Courtney Mann set a Howard school record in the 3,200, clocking in at 11:23.64 to place second behind Hereford’s Kelly Wesolowski. Smith set a school record, throwing 36-feet, 9 inches in shout put, while also throwing 119 feet, 3 inches in discus. The Lions’ indoor 4A state shot put champion Chinenye Iloanya placed second behind Smith after throwing a personal record 34 feet, 10 ¼ inches.

Meanwhile in the other field events, the Vikings’ Julia Shanley placed second in high jump (4 feet, 10 inches). Howard’s Ogechi Elemuo and Centennial’s Jasmine McCree finished second and third, respectively, in triple jump, while McCree set a school record of 35 feet.

On the boy’s side, Howard’s Erik Jenks and Long Reach’s Ethan Cadogan each had second-place standings in their respective events. Jenks set a school record in the 800 after finishing in 1:58.06, while Cadogan clocked in at 15.19 in the 110 hurdles.

The Hawks’ Rahul Reddy (1,600), the Lions’ Nick Deamer (3,200), Tanner Scaife (long jump) and the Raiders’ Dae’trell Gordon (shot put) all had top-three standings on the day.

Deamer and Scaife each set personal records, with Deamer running a time of 9:42.85 and Scaife throwing 19 feet, 4 inches, while Reddy set a school record, clocking in at 4:34.88.

Gordon threw 47 feet, 2 inches in shot put, while also tossing 126 feet, 9 inches for a fourth place standing in discus.

The Raiders finished third in the 4x100-relay (44.45), while Howard had three top-three finishes in the 4x200-, 4x400- and 4x800-relays. The Lions ran 1:33.63 and 3:29.53 for two second-place standings in the 4x200- and 4x400, and timed in at 8:18.85 for third in the 4x800.

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