FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 3, 2018
SOUTH LAKES GIRLS FINISH FIFTH AT 6A STATE TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
NEWPORT NEWS - Top three performances in the 100, 200, 400 meter dashes and the 4x400 meter relay led the South Lakes High School girls’ team to a fifth place finish at the 6A State Track and Field Championships June 1-2.
Hannah Waller finished second in the 100 meters (11.96 prelims, 12.13 finals) and third in the 200 meters (24.39 prelims, 24.64 finals). Mary Gregory was second in the 400 meters with a time of 54.91. The two sophomore girls teamed with junior Nicole Post and senior Danielle Spears for third place in the 4x400 meter relay (3:57.26).
Post finished eighth in the 300 meter hurdles with a school record time 45.70.
Seniors propelled the boys team to an 18th place finish at the state championship.
Sean Casey and Alex Loukili joined junior Nicky Gryski and sophomore David Ramirez for third in the 4x800 meter relay (7:55.63). Casey, Loukili and fellow seniors John Eggeman and Alex Wallace ran a 3:24.11 for fifth in the 4x400 meter relay.
Casey also finished fifth in the 1,600 meters (4:24.14).
Other state meet performances by SLHS athletes include:
- Triple jump: Spears, 10th place, 36-06.25.
- High jump: junior Samantha Van Haaren, 12th place, 5-00.00.
- 4x100 meter relay: Post, Spears, sophomore Rhema Konadu and junior Alana Pardo, 14th, 50.12.
- 400 meters: Wallace, 15th, 50.75; Eggeman, 16th, 51.28.
- 800 meters: Loukili, 11th, 800 meters.
Waller and Gregory will compete at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals June 15-17 at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT HEAD COACH SCOTT RACZKO AT SWRACZKO@FCPS.EDU
SLHS RESULTS FROM 6A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP MEET JUNE 1-2, 2018 AT TODD STADIUM IN NEWPORT NEWS, VA
Danielle Spears 36-06.25 10th
Samantha Van Haaren 5-00.00 12th
4x800 Meter Relay
Nicky Gryski 2:01.3
Sean Casey 1:55.9
David Ramirez 2:01.2
Alex Loukili 1:56.7 - 7:55.63 3rd
100 Meter Dash
Hannah Waller 11.96 prelims, 12.13 finals 2nd
1600 Meter Run
Sean Casey 4:24.14 5th
4x100 Meter Relay
Danielle Spears - 50.12 14th
400 Meter Dash
Mary Gregory 54.91 2nd
John Eggeman 51.28 16th
Alex Wallace 50.75 15th
300 Meter Hurdles
Nicole Post 45.70 8th SCHOOL RECORD
800 Meter Run
Alex Loukili 1:58.12 11th
200 Meter Dash
Hannah Waller 24.39 prelims, 24.64 finals 3rd
4x400 Meter Relay
Mary Gregory - 3:57.26 3rd
Alex Wallace - 3:24.11 5th
TEAM SCORES (52 schools)
Boys - 18th
Girls - 5th