TRACK & FIELD - Handley boys win district meet, James Wood, Fauquier share girls’ title

WINCHESTER — The Handley boys won the Class 4 Northwestern District meet by scoring 25 points in the pole vault on Monday at Handley, and the James Wood girls held on to share the title with Fauquier following the results of the pole vault.

Jack Armel and Max Doerwaldt shared the boys’ pole vault title, each clearing 12 feet without any misses. Handley freshman Mary McKay broke her own school record in the girls’ pole vault with an 11-6, topping her own school mark of 11 feet set earlier this season.

The Handley boys came into the meet trailing Fauquier by five points, and the Judges finished with 175 points. The Falcons scored only three points in the pole vault to take second with 158.

James Wood was third with 99, Sherando was fourth with 86, Millbrook was fifth with 53, Liberty was sixth with 38.5 and Kettle Run was seventh with 30.5.

Fauquier’s Sarah Saas placed third in the pole vault with a 7-6 to give the Falcons six points, which gave them a total of 131, the same as James Wood. The Colonels do not have any pole vaulters.

Handley — which also got a second-place finish from Alexis Grady (8-0) in the pole vault on Monday — finished third with 129 points. The Judges were followed by Millbrook (75), Kettle Run (65), Sherando (63) and Liberty (32).

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