The Douglass girls continue to reign as champion, but Evans is the new power in boys junior high school track in the District.
The junior high titles were recently decided, the boys at a two-day affair at Spingarn and the girls at a one-day meet at Coolidge. Douglass took its third girls title in four years, winning with 115 points. Evans ended Hart's eight-year reign as boys champion with an impressive 202 points.
Rabaut came in a distant second (86 points) in the girls championship and Browne was second (153) in the boys meet.
Evans was led by Anthony Mims, who won the 1,600 meter run (5:02.71) and the 800 (2:07.71) and was fourth in the shot put (31-4). Evans also won the 130-pound 800-meter relay (1:45.43).
Douglass depended on the talents of Sabrina Williamson, who won the long jump (14-1) and came in second in the discus (57-3), and Tonique Washington, who won the 110 low hurdles (18.6) and finished second in both the 100 (13.1) and 300 (53.62) meters. Menuel Jones won the 800 for Douglass.
Douglass has been a successful feeder school for senior high schools. Most of the girls on Ballou's championship squad graduated from Douglass. And nearly every girl on McKinley's squad came from Douglass, including all-America Gracie Brown. Douglass has athletes at Anacostia and Spingarn.
Three years ago, Lynda Tolbert came out of Hart to become a two-time all-America, breaking nearly every Interhigh girls track record. Robert Thomas came out of Deal to become all-America and Interhigh sprint champion twice. Brown came out of Douglass running nationally-ranked times in the 110 hurdles and 300 intermediate hurdles.
H.D. Woodson's Lushia Taliaferro came out of Hart this year to win the cross country title and 1,600 meter.
Hart has two athletes going to high school next year who are expected to have an impact wherever they compete.
Anthony Woods won the unlimited long jump with a leap of 21-2.
Young's teammate, Martin Walker, won the 100 meters (11.60).
Another seventh-grader the high school coaches have to wait for is Lindsey Williams of Garnett-Patterson. He won the boys 130-pound 100 meters (11.98).
Desiree Mangrum of Rabaut scored 28 of his school's 86 points by winning the high jump (4-4) and discus (59-7). She came in second in the 400 meters (63.89).