Girls' Indoor Track

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Athlete Of the Year

Brittni Finch, Centreville, Jr.

A three-time All-Met, Finch repeated as Virginia AAA long jump champion with an area-best leap of 19-07.25. She won titles in the 55 dash and triple jump at the Northern Region championships and was runner-up in the high and long jumps.

Coach Of the Year

Roy Ferri, Centreville

Guided the Wildcats to fourth place at the AAA state championships for the second straight year, their best finish since winning the title in 1995. Centreville won the Northern Region title after a runner-up performance in the Concorde District. It was Ferri's fourth season at Centreville, but his 26th overall in the Northern Region.

First Team

Samantha Adelberg, Potomac School, Sr.-- Won the 300 in a personal-best 41.92 and the 500 in a meet-record 1:17.36 at the Virginia Independent Schools championships. She finished fifth in the 500 at the Virginia Tech Invitational in a personal-best 1:17.01.

Betsy Alter, Westfield, Sr.-- Also a gymnast, her leaping abilities helped her win the Northern Region pole vault title, with a meet record of 11-1. She went a personal-best 11-6 at the Pole Vault Summit in Nevada.

Lia DiValentin, Chantilly, Soph.-- DiValentin was the state runner-up in the 3,200 (10:54.46) and Northern Region runner-up in the 1,600 (5:09.11). She won both titles at the Concorde District championships. DiValentin ran the two-mile at Nike Nationals in 10:43.22, fastest in the area.

Sarrah Hadiji, W.T. Woodson, Sr.-- A five-time All-Met, Hadiji won the Virginia AAA 3,200-meter championship in a personal-best 10:46.51, the area's fastest time. She was also the Northern Region champion in the 1,600 (5:05.66) and was runner-up in the 1,000 in 2:59.62. Will compete for William & Mary.

Jacqueline Hargrove, Marshall, Sr.-- Earned third in the 300 at the state championships (personal-best 1:16.62) after placing second in the region in the 500. At the Liberty District championships, she won titles in the shot put and the 300, and was runner-up in the 55 and the jumps.

Kerry Hartman, Westfield, Jr.-- Captured fourth in the 1,000 meters (3:01.35) at the state championships and ran on the Bulldogs' 3,200-meter relay team that was runner-up. She was also fourth in the 1,000 at the Northern Region championships two weeks after winning the Concorde District title.

Kelly Jemison, West Potomac, Sr.-- Took sixth at the state meet in the 1,000 after finishing third in the Northern Region in 3:01.8, a personal best. She won the 1,000 and the 1,600 at the Patriot District championships.

Kat Lee, West Potomac, Jr.-- A versatile athlete, Lee was fourth in the long jump (18-8.25) at the AAA championships. She finished second in the region in the pole vault (10 feet) and the triple jump, and was third in the 300 and the long jump.

Cate Tisinger, Centreville, Sr.-- Tisinger anchored her 800-meter relay team to the title at the state championships. At the region meet, she won the 500. Tisinger was runner-up in the 500 and fourth in the 300 at the Concorde District championships.

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