Brentsville junior Jacqueline Bailey dominated the hurdles at Saturday's Obie Calhoun Invitational, successfully defending her home track against formidable Virginia AAA competition.
Bailey, the Virginia A 100-meter hurdles champion, won that event in 15.52 seconds and the 300 hurdles in 45.59.
Osbourn Park junior Devon Alston was runner-up in both events, finishing in 16.14 and 47.10, respectively. Osbourn Park junior Elizabeth Yates was third (47.80) in the 300, and Osbourn junior Stephanie Myers was third (16.26) in the 100.
Bailey also tied for fourth with Myers in the high jump at 4 feet 8 inches and anchored the 4x400 relay that clocked 4:13 to finish runner-up to Hayfield (4:06).
It's not the first time Bailey has turned heads against competitors from higher classifications. Two weeks ago, at Potomac, Bailey won the 300 hurdles at the Brian Watkins I-95 Invitational over Alston and Gar-Field's Afua Amponsah, the fastest hurdler in the Washington area during the indoor season. She was also runner-up to Amponsah in the 100 hurdles.
"She has all the ingredients, and she just works hard," Coach Lance Sherrill said. "We need to work on getting consistent, but she's got a lot of gifts, and she's a competitor."
Hayfield traveled from the Northern Region and ran away with the girls' title, compiling 103 points over Osbourn (57) and Brentsville (56). On the boys' side, Potomac Falls edged Osbourn Park, 61-51.
"I don't want to say our own meet has gotten out of our league, but it was definitely tougher competition than we'll see at our own state championship," Sherrill said.
In that case, Brentsville should be in good shape, and not just because of Bailey. Freshman Maria Cheshire was runner-up in the 800 (2:33.06), with junior Ciara Delgado close behind in third (2:34.39). Senior Audra Herriges was fourth in the 400 (1:02.35) and fifth (27.62) in the 200. Junior Brittany Breisch finished fourth in the 300 hurdles (48.66).
Myers was the difference for Osbourn, winning the long jump (16-1) and triple jump (34 feet) over teammate Alston (33-3).
Other standouts included Hylton's Anthony Hayes and Tyjuann Carroll, who finished first and second, respectively, in both the 100 and 200. Hayes went 11.15 in the 100 and 22.48 in the 200, while Carroll's times were 11.16 and 22.50. Osbourn Park's Roland Hilliard was third in the 100 (11.55), and Osbourn's Devin Thompson was third in the 200 (22.89). Osbourn Park's Levert James finished second (2:04.75) behind Wakefield's Peter Quinzio (2:00.91) in the 800.
Manassas Park senior Price Ward was second (16.72) in the 110 hurdles and fourth (44.00) in the 300 hurdles.
Osbourn Park's Zak Stair won the shot put with a distance of 48-10, and Brentsville junior Jason Cook was second in both that event (45-101/2) and the discus (145-6).