Ocean Lakes' Keally sets course record

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA -- Ocean Lakes junior Matt Keally looks ready to challenge for that runner up title at the AAA State Meet after his district meet. Normally, you wouldn't necessarily give someone the state title, but it's safe to say that South Lakes High School distance running phenom Alan Webb will easily win the individual title. Including Keally, there is an excellent group of runners that will be competing for those spots after Webb such as Oakton's Matt Maline, Midlothian's Austin Smith, and a few others. Keally ran a strong race to win the Beach District Meet as he set the new Mount Trashmore 5K course record with his time of 15:45.6. He finished well ahead of second place Alex Clayton of Tallwood who finished in at a time of 16:04.5.

The boys team race was a good one and a close one between Kempsville and Cox. It was actually decided as close as you can get. Kempsville edged out the Cox Falcons by a disheartening 1 point margin, 55-54. The close team score could probably be symbolized by the finish of the respective teams' front runners. Those two runners being seniors Jeff Hedley of Kempsville and Ted Herbert of Cox. Hedley was able to hold off Herbert for third as Hedley came in at 16:20 and Herbert following in at 16:23.6.

Also advancing to the Eastern Region Meet next week were Ocean Lakes (65 pts) and Kellam (85 pts).

The Cox girls got a little more breathing room for their district title than the Kempsville boys did, but not by much. The Lady Falcons managed a team total of 44 points as they were led by Lauren Frisk who won the individual district crown as she just edged out Ocean Lakes' Selina Sekulic for an exciting finish. Frisk nipped Sekulic at the line by .2 of a second as Frisk ended up with a time of 19:12.1 and Sekulic was just behind her at 19:12.3.

Other Beach District girls teams advancing to the Eastern Region Meet next week were Sekulic's Ocean Lakes (53 pts), Kempsville (71 pts), and Princess Anne (100 pts).