April 25 Fauquier County high school sports roundup
Liberty won the Wildcat Track Classic boys championship Saturday in Stafford. --Courtesy photo
Continuing their already impressive outdoor track and field season, the Liberty Eagles won the boys championship of the Wildcat Track Classic at Mountain View High in Stafford on Saturday.
The Liberty boys claimed 10 medals (top-eight placements) for 63 points to beat runner-up Riverbend’s 50. The Liberty girls, meanwhile, placed 10th with 34 points while Cosby won with 64.5.
The Eagles won four boys events, including Michael Fairfax’s victory in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 40.04 seconds – a state-qualifying time. The 1,600 relay team of Chris Hill, Khalil Yates, Jeremy Marders and Adam Walker won in 3 minutes, 44.76 seconds, while Anthony Spagnoletti won the long jump in 20 feet, 11.5 inches and the triple jump in 43-07.5.
Spagnoletti also placed second in the 100 dash with a state-qualifying time of 11.07. Plus, Fairfax placed fifth in the 110 hurdles (15.77) and eighth in the long jump (20-02).
Also placing fifth was the 1,600 sprint medley relay team of Yates, Marders, Hill and Nathan Wilkins (4:07.60), and the 800 relay team of Marders, Hill, Chris King and Yates (1:40.05). Robert McGuin added an eighth-place finish in the discus (115-01).
For the Liberty girls, the 1,600 sprint medley relay team of Nicole Berry, Rosie Morton, Jaquela Smith and Tessa Trowbridge won in 4:54.20, while Taylor Brown ran a state-qualifying time of 11:34.30 to place third in the 3,200. Smith also finished fourth in the shot put (33-05.5), fourth in the high jump (34-10) and sixth in the discus (93-11).
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