, 2015

Mary Frere smashes two-mile record

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Mary Frere shattered the school record in the two mile by 50 seconds last Wednesday as Lancaster’s girls track and field team finished second in a four-team meet at King William. Frere ran the race in 12:02. She also won the mile race in 5:47.

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King William won the girls meet with 90 points, Lancaster was the runner-up with 82, Middlesex third with 30 and Rappahannock fourth with 10.

Including Frere’s distance races, Lancaster won six events. Sprinter and jumper Aloni Scott won two events with a 12.91 in the 100-meter dash and a 32’9 3/4” leap in the triple jump.

Vilesha Waller led the middle distance runners, winning the 800-meter in 2:43.

Lancaster’s Jolena Towles was first in the 300-meter hurdles in 1:04 and teammate Jasmyn Tomlin was second in 1:06.

In the boys meet, Middlesex was the team winner with 102 points, Lancaster was second with 68, King William third with 48 and Rappahannock fourth with three.

Lancaster won five events with Justin Washington dominating on the short track and Ronnie Cutler leading the middle distance runners. Washington won the 100-meter dash in 11.22 and Cutler won the 800-meter in 2:20. Washington also was the runner-up in the 200-meter in 23.94 behind teammate Kaliq Noel, who won the dash in 23.32.

Lancaster’s Kenique Stewart ran an 11:49 race to win the two-mile.

Last weekend at the Conn-Madden Relays at Todd Stadium in Newport News, Lancaster’s boys relay team of Demetrick Lee, Justin Washington, Tyrell Henderson and Kaliq Noel won the 4X100 in 46.08 to lead the boys team to a sixth-place finish out of 12 schools.

Also in the boys meet, Devante Haskins was third in the shot put with a 37’2” throw and Tyler Barksdale threw the discus 87’ for fourth place.

Lancaster’s girls team finished fourth out of eight teams with shot putter Jamea Smith and discus thrower Keondra Jenkins leading the team. Smith was the runner-up in the shot put with a 29’1” throw while Aaliyah Morris-Lee took sixth in the event with a 26’10” throw.

Jenkins threw the discus 72’3” for fifth place.

In the distance medley, Lancaster’s Jasmyn Tomlin, Vilesha Waller, Elizabeth Robertson and Frere finished third in 15:09.

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