RICHMOND – All four county schools fielded winners at the St. Christopher’s Indoor Invitational at St. Christopher’s School Friday and Saturday.
All four winners – two girls and two boys – were in field events. Atlee’s Jada Foreman won the girls high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 6 inches. Lee-Davis’ Megan Mann won the shot put with a throw of 40 feet, 11 inches.
On the boys side, Hanover’s Joe Badalamenti won the pole vault with a 15-feet, 6-inch performance, and Patrick Henry’s Cedric Carter won the shot put with a throw of 50 feet, 4.25 inches.
The boys pole vault was the county teams’ strongest event, with four county athletes placing in the top 10. In addition to Badalamenti, Isaac Grubbs (Lee-Davis) finished second. Atlee’s Josh Duegaw was fifth and his teammate John Thumma finished ninth.
Other strong performances include Atlee’s boys 3,200-meter relay team, which finished second, and Foreman’s fifth-place finish in the girls long jump. Their teammate Emma Moore finished eighth in the girls pole vault. The Raider girls’ 3,200 relay team finished 10th.
The Lee-Davis girls had three other top-10 finishers, all of whom finished ninth in their respective events: Sierra Puleo in the 2-mile run, and Lauren Taylor in both the long jump and triple jump. Adam Soliman finished seventh in the boys shot put.
Patrick Henry’s girls had two top-10 performances. The Patriot 1,600-meter relay team finished fourth and the 3,200 relay team finished seventh. On the boys’ side, Jeff Miller finished ninth in the 300 dash.
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