Lake Braddock and West Potomac swept both the boys and girls indoor meets in the Northern and Gunston districts, respectively, while the other districts had split champions. Chantilly won the Potomac boys title and Herndon took the Great Falls crown. In the girls meets, Fairfax swept the Potomac championship and Yorktown came out on top in the Great Falls District.
In each meet, top six finishers and anyone who had matched or bettered a state-qualifying time during the regular season advanced to this Saturday's Northern Region meet at George Mason University.
The Bruins' girls squad, led by three-event winner Angela Griffith, easily outdistanced second place T.C. Williams by 102 points, 167-65.
Led by Griffith, who won the long jump, triple jump and 300-meter dash, Lake Braddock's girls team placed first in seven of the 13 events. T.C. Williams sported winners in the 1,600 meter relay, the shotput (Tanya Galloway), the 55-meter dash (Christianne Zeze) and the 1,600 meter run (Jennifer Seltz).
Lake Braddock's boys were pressed by T.C. Williams, but still won by 48 points. The Bruins took first in eight events, with six different runners and a relay team. T.C. Williams, which finished with 116 points, was led by Anthony Boyd (first in the 55-meter dash) and Tim Barrody, who won the shotput with distance of 48-8 3/4.
Brad Baker led the way for Lake Braddock with victories in the 1,000 meter run and at 1,600 meters. Danny Guines, Nathan Marsden, Alan Johnson, Richard Carions, David Smith also posted wins for the Bruins.
Herndon's boys dominated the Great Falls District field and Yorktown's girls used their depth to capture the district meet last weekend.
Herndon's boys placed first in eight of the events, with Hal Donahue winning both the 500 and 1,000-meter runs. Football standouts Acie Slade (55-meter hurdles) and Warren Prisby (55-meter dash) each won events.The Hornets finished with 140 points, 53 ahead of runnerup Madison, which was led by Doug Richards, who set the only district mark in the meet with a pole vault of 13-3.
Yorktown's girls won only one event, the 800-meter relay, but the Patriots took second place five times and third place three times en route to 86 points.
Herndon, led by Skye Eddy, who won the 1,000 meter run, finished second to Yorktown with 70 points. Madison placed third with 65 points.
West Potomac's boys and girls rolled to victory in Gunston District meet last weekend.
Bernard Wallace led the Wolverines' boys squad with wins in the long jump and high jump. Mount Vernon, which finished 35 points behind West Potomac's total of 153, was led by Joe Ross, who won two events, setting a meet record with a time of 7.5 seconds in the 55-meter hurdles. He also won the 55-meter dash.
West Potomac's girls team finished with 164 points, 50 ahead of second-place Edison. The Wolverines' Laura Shue won the high jump and the 1,000 meter run events. But her performance was overshadowed by Edison's Christa Scruggs, (see profile) who won four events and placed third in two others.
Gina Perry won four events and finsihed second in one to lead Fairfax to the Potomac District title. Perry, who set a district record with a triple jump of 38 -- 1 1/2, also won the 300 meter run (43.4), the long jump (17 -- 3 1/4) and the high jump (5 -- 2) as Fairfax amassed 143 points to finish well ahead of second-place Chantilly (114).
Chantilly won the boys title as Lance Muniz won 1600 and 3200 meter runs. Annandale's Howard Cooke set a meet record in the shot put (52 -- 10) as the Atoms finished second.