Colonial Forge’s David Pennesi (center), shown at last year’s state meet, was one of the standouts at the Commonwealth District meet. (Tracy A. Woodward/THE WASHINGTON POST)
May 23, 2012

Oakton won its third straight girls’ championship and the boys from Robinson captured their first title since 2007 at the tightly-contested Virginia AAA Concorde District championships Friday at Westfield.

Behind Meghan Jean-Baptiste — the junior won the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and high jump and was runner-up in the long jump — and 3,200 meters champion Allie Klimkiewicz, Oakton was able to outdistance Robinson, Westfield and Chantilly.

In the boys’ meet, Robinson finished 3.5 points ahead of Westfield behind 100 meters champion Ayo Raymond and its depth in the throwing events. Chantilly and Herndon followed.

Rams senior Dakota Holloway threw the discus a personal-best 141 feet 10 inches to win by almost 20 feet. He was also one of three Robinson athletes to finish in the top four in the shot put. Holloway was third. Senior Calvin Shade was runner-up with 42-6.5.

Westfield nearly stole the show with victories in the 4x400 (meet-record 3:20.87) and 4x800 (7:58.86). Senior Justin Little was a key contributor for the Bulldogs, winning the high jump (5-10) and triple jump (45-6.5). Senior teammate Tyrone Walker captured the 800 in 1:56.11.

Chantilly’s Sean McGorty controlled the distance races. The junior All-Met cruised to titles in the 1,600 (4 minutes 17.88 seconds) and 3,200 (9:22.04) for the second year in a row.

Robinson’s Macey Schweikert was involved in two of the meet’s closest races and came out a winner in both. The sophomore All-Met won the 1,600 by .07 of a second over Klimkiewicz in a personal-best 5:04.85. Later, she held off Oakton’s Sarah Hipwell by .02 of a second to capture the 800 in 2:18.16.

Only one girls’ record fell during the two-day meet and it came at the hands of Robinson’s Chioma Onyekwere. The senior pushed the shot put 40-2.75, smashing the 38-11.5 she set at last year’s championships.

Onyekwere also won the discus with 98-9.

AAA Commonwealth District

Colonial Forge won its second straight boys’ championship and second girls’ title in three years Friday at the Virginia AAA Commonwealth District championships.

The Eagles scored in waves on both sides, but the boys wiped out the competition on their home track in Stafford. Colonial Forge defeated runner-up North Stafford by 59 points and third-place Mountain View by 76.5.

Things nearly went down to the wire in the girls’ meet, but the Eagles were able to subdue runner-up Mountain View late. Last year’s champion Riverbend was third.

Pete Reed was a key contributor for Colonial Forge. The senior stretched out to a personal-best 22 feet 11 inches in the long jump, the top mark in the Washington area this season.

Reed also won gold medals in the triple jump (45-7.5), 100 meters (11.02) and 200 (22.31).

Junior teammate Desmond Weinberg-Jones piled on the points, too. He won the 110 hurdles (15.51) and 300 hurdles (40.76) after placing second in the pole vault (11-6).

Senior David Pennesi was one of Colonial Forge’s distance stars. The William & Mary signee cruised to victory in the 1,600 (4:23.62) and ran a season-best 1:58.23 to finish third in the 800.

Earlier, Pennesi joined teammates Corey Dabney, Brian O’Loughlin and Ricky Cappetta to win the 4x800 by a wide margin over Albemarle in 7:58.47.

Mountain View won more events than any other girls’ team. Sophomore Meshala Morton captured the 100, 200 and long jump. Senior Jenny Westerholm swept the hurdles. Senior All-Met Kimberley Ficenec won the 400, 800 and 1,600.

Colonial Forge, however, used its depth to cobble together the title. The Eagles had a couple of individual champions — freshman Crystal Jones won the high jump (5-4) and senior Hailey Davidson took the discus (108-9) — but most of their key points came from lower-place scoring. Lilly Moore, Nicole Meservey and Graciela Slyer went 2-3-4 in the 800. The Eagles also took three of the top six places in the 3,200, with sophomore Megan Rebholz finishing second in 11:31.54.

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