Junior Travis Greene won the long jump and freshman Josh Jenkins won the 400 meters at yesterday's Virginia A track and field championships at Radford University, claiming George Mason's first state track titles in Coach Julie Bravin's five-year tenure at the Falls Church school.
Greene won the long jump with a leap of 21 feet 11 inches, more than 10 inches farther than his nearest competitor. Jenkins ran a personal-best 49.48 seconds in the 400 meters.
George Mason had two girls earn all-state honors -- freshman Susanna Sullivan (seventh in the 3,200, 12 minutes 14.72 seconds) and sophomore Agnes Ek (seventh in the 800, personal-best 2:26.59) -- as did the boys' 4x400 team, which took fifth in 3:34.09.
The Nelson County boys and Buffalo Gap girls won team titles.
Osbourn Park Girls Fall
Osbourn Park's bid to become the first Prince William County girls' lacrosse team to win the AAA Northwestern Region title fell a goal short, 10-9, yesterday at Albemarle.
It was the Yellow Jackets' first loss of the season after 15 straight victories.
Playing on her birthday, Osbourn Park senior attack Shayna Sargent scored a team-high five goals, including two in the final 22 seconds as Osbourn Park rallied from a 10-3 second-half deficit.
"The way we came back, it almost didn't feel like a loss," Osbourn Park Coach Kate Thomas said. "Coming back like that, it almost felt like a moral victory. Albemarle was scared."
Junior midfielder Kerry Shannon added two goals for Osbourn Park, whose season has been ended by Albemarle four consecutive years.
New Job for Perazic
Jazz Perazic was named girls' basketball coach at St. John's/Prospect Hall, Athletic Director John Ricca said. Perazic last season led Bullis to a 19-11 record, but her contract was not renewed by the school.