Wood Girls Win At Ram Country

Posted: April 4, 2016
Star staff report

STRASBURG — James Wood High School’s girls’ track team won the 14-team Ram Country Invitational at Strasburg High School on Saturday.

The Colonel girls won with 104 points, finishing 19 ahead of runner-up Woodgrove. George Mason (55), Handley (44) and Wilson Memorial (34) rounded out the top five. Clarke followed in sixth (32).

James Wood sophomore Rene Rosso won the long jump (16 feet, 63/4 inches) and senior Becca Ferrulli took fourth (16-11/2).

Rosso also took first in the 100-meter hurdles (16.75) and the 300 hurdles (49.17), and teammate Kayla Shaffer took fifth in the 300 hurdles (53.02).

Ferrulli took first in the triple jump (34-61/2), and Grace Greene won the shot put (33-8) while teammate Hannah Cavanagh placed third in the shot (32-6). Greene took second in the discus (117-10).

James Wood’s Princess Sales took third (13.49) and Sophia Addison followed in fourth (13.61) in the 100, and Sales came in fourth (27.88) in the 200.

Rosso also placed third in the high jump (4-11) and Emma Hammond followed in fifth (4-10).

Rosso also teamed with Becca Ferrulli, Dy’Avean Sloane and Bailey Blais to take second in the 4x400 relay (4:22.43).

James Wood’s 4x800 relay team of Sophia Dorsey, Lydia Sunderlin, Haley Witt and Maria Harter took fourth (11:12.63).

Handley freshman Taylor Beard won the high jump (5-1), and Judges junior Mya Mintschenko took second (5-0). Beard also took second in the 400 (1:01.86) and ran a leg on Handley’s winning 4x400 relay team that also included Mintschenko, Dickens-Bowman and Corbin (4:17.77).

Handley’s 4x800 relay team of Maggie Lineburg, Kenzi Fergus, Nicole King and Elise Smith took third (10:58.72).

Clarke freshman Skylar Bragg took first in the 3,200 (12:22.81) and teamed with Kendall Benoit, Stephanie Miller and Madison Webster to win the 4x800 relay (10:33.06).

Other Clarke athletes placing in the top six included: Webster in the 1,600 (second, 5:51.36); Miller in the 800 (fifth, 2:36.28) and Madison McLean in the high jump (4-9)

The Judges’ 4x100 relay team of Caitlyn Golightly, Cierra Corbin, Alina Grzywacz and Olivia Dickens-Bowman placed fifth (54.82).

James Wood’s boys took second, finishing two points behind Central (63 points). Woodgrove (53), Handley (48) and Strasburg (47) completed the top five. Sherando (44) took sixth, and Clarke (30) followed in seventh.

Colonels junior Chris Vitagliano won the long jump (20-31/4), and senior Donte Henry took fifth (18-113/4). Henry took second in the triple jump (39-81/4), and Vitagliano followed in third (39-4). Vitagliano also came in fifth in both the 100 (12.04) and 200 (24.26).

James Wood’s Isaac Schrantz took fifth in the shot put (40-7), junior Max Lindquist placed fifth in the 1,600 (4:49.53), Ryan Rupp came in fourth in the 400 (54.89) and Kevin Konyar was sixth in the 3,200 (10:50.12).

Vitagliano teamed with Henry, Tyler Ostinato, and Rupp to take second in the 4x400 relay (3:39.95), and the Colonels’ 4x100 relay team of Henry, Dade Carroll, Sam Costin and Cody Dahlinger took third (46.91). The Colonels’ 4x800 relay team of Lindquist, Jace Chipman, Ostinato and Jacksen Costa came in second (8:46.24).

Handley’s Micah Strother won the 100 (11.76) to pace the Judges. Strother also took second in the long jump (19-11), and senior Marcus Tactikos placed fourth (19-0). The Judges’ Trey Causey took second in the high jump (5-11), and Tactikos took sixth (5-6).

Handley sophomore John Delaney took second in the 3,200 (10:14.87), and senior David Bui took fourth in both the 110 hurdles (17.82) and 300 hurdles (44.19). The Judges’ 4x400 relay of Tactikos, Bui, Ethan Bishop and Aaron Arslan took sixth (3:50.59).

Sherando senior Trevor Whiteside took first in both the 800 (2:00.20) and the 1,600 (4:22.91).

Sherando senior Thomas Shea won the 3,200 (10:03.01), and Warriors senior Thomas Powars took second in the 800 (2:08.74) and came in third in the 1,600 (4:39.78).

Clarke County’s 4x100 relay of Daniel Braithwaite, Dalton Crandall, Patrick Cleary and Chris Keim took second (46.48). Keim took fourth in the 100 (11.95), and junior Andy Bonett took sixth in the discus (126-8).

Cleary took third in the 200 (24.13), and Keim also placed fourth in the 200 (24.14). Michael Dietz placed sixth in both the 400 (54.98) and 800 (2:10.53) for the Eagles.

Clarke’s 4x400 relay team of Isaiah Waters, Carlos Nunez, Crandall and Dietz took fourth (3:50.15).

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