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On Thursday, at York High School, King George High School will be represented by 19 members of the outdoor track & field track program. Among the girls competing in the Regional Championship are: pole vault – Shelby Philpott, Kenzie Belew, Melissa Knicelye; high jump – Brittany Kersey; shot put- Phylicia Polk; 100-meter hurdles – Shearl Levere; 200-meters - Amethyst Polk; 400-meters – Amethyst Polk; 3200-meters – Cortney Webb; 3200-meters relay – Cortney Webb, Sara Mann, Kaela Hornbaker, Bryanna Porter.
The following boys’ will represent King George in Regionals: 4x400 relay team - David Jerson, Matt Mohr, RJ Brown, MJ Bea; 200-meters - Joe Walton; 200-meters, Joe Walton; long jump, Joe Walton; 110-meters hurdles, Brandon Boone; 300-meter hurdles – Brandon Boone; pole Vault, Brandon Owens [District Champion]; 300-meter hurdles, Terry Santos; 100-meters hurdles, Terry Santos; high jump, Terry Santos; Maurice Bea; 400-meters, RJ Brown; 3200-meters, Ray Gamache; pole vault, David Jerson; pole vault, Brandon Owens; 4x400-meters – Corey Rodriquez; 3200-meters - Kyle Rogers;
The Foxes did relatively well in last week’s Battlefield District Championship at Caroline High School. While the boys’ finished in the top three, the girls’ finished fourth, Chancellor High School completed a clean sweep, with both girls’ [152.2 points] and boys’ [161 points] winning the championship. The Chargers captured a total of 14 first place finishes among the girls’ and boys’ teams.
The East View High School boys’ team placed fourth ahead of Spotsylvania and Caroline during their first year competing in the District, with 67.5 points.
Combined with the success of a number of Fox underclassmen, and the impending graduation of many top female and male rival athletes this spring from schools such as Chancellor, James Monroe and Courtland, the District alignment of dominance could favor King George next season.
Brandon Owens vaulted to a height of 11’6” to become the District pole vault champion, and Terry Santos qualified for the State outdoor championship meet in the 300-meter hurdles with a second place time of 40.85.
Amanda Worthen of Spotsylvania edged out Phylicia Polk from King George for the shot put top spot with a toss of 35 4.5. Polk nearly beat Worther with her toss of 35 2.5. With the potential to qualify for States and the possibility for redemption in the air, this week’s Regional championship will be interesting.