The girls 1600 meter run at the Wolverine Invitational was a stellar race between three of the top distance runners from the Northwest Region in Brooke Point's Katherine Walker, Stafford's Hannah Lowery, and Mountain View's Kaitlyn Davis producing the state's top three fastest times in the event. Walker (pictured left by Ryan Kelly), who had a previous best of 5:23 last year as a junior, has knocked off 24 seconds in less than a year to become a sub 5 minute miler with her 4:59.40 victory at North Stafford High School on Saturday. Quickly trailing Walker through the finish line were freshmen Hannah Lowery in second at 5:00.99 and senior Kaitlyn Davis in third place at 5:01.91 with personal best times.
James Monroe senior Jaquan Dickson was the top individual performer in the boys' events as the All-State performer indoors in the 55 and 300 meter dash rolled to two swift clockings in the sprints including a state leading 10.86 performance in the 100 meter dash. Dickson posted a time of 21.74 in the 200 meter dash, which ranks him second fastest in the state of Virginia.
Riverbend High School had several big performances from their athletes and relays including a 5'4" clearance from Erin Edmond in the high jump, 155'5" toss from Jesse Fogg in the discus, and 8:09.42 4x800 meter relay.
Riverbend boys (114 1/2 pts) and Colonial Forge girls (109.5 pts) won team titles at the Wolverine Invitational.
Below are the performances entered for the meet that met the national silver standard.
|1600 Meter Run||4:59.40||Katherine Walker||Brooke Point|
|1600 Meter Run||5:00.99||Hannah Lowery||Stafford|
|1600 Meter Run||5:01.91||Kaitlyn Davis||Mountain View|
|High Jump||5-4||Erin Edmond||Riverbend High School|
|1600 Meter Run||4:21.58||David Pennesi||Colonial Forge|
|200 Meter Dash||21.74||Jaquan Dickson||James Monroe|
|4x800 Meter Relay||8:09.42||Riverbend High School|
|Discus||155-5||Jesse Fogg||Riverbend High School|
|Pole Vault||14-0||Matt Hazelgren||Stafford|