Led by junior Lauren Morgan, the Elizabeth Seton girls sealed a decade of dominance with their 10th consecutive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship Saturday, posting a total of 183.50 points on the track at Good Counsel in Olney.
McNamara finished second with 122 while Good Counsel finished third with 110.50.
Morgan, who helped lead Seton to a record-breaking finish in the 4x200 meter relay in a time of 1 minute 40.03 seconds, won the 100 in 12.02 and claimed her third consecutive WCAC title in the 200, blazing to a 24.51 as the rain began falling harder.
“I just try to keep a positive mind-set knowing that we’ve run in weather like this all season,” Morgan said. “It’s rare for us to have a good day.”
Seton senior Nina Crawford was a double winner in Friday’s field events, notching a long jump of 17 feet 3.5 inches and taking the high jump title with a 5-4. Georgia Coleman (33-6), Maiya Chapman (31-8) and Tenyah Hall (30-7.25) swept the shot put for the Roadrunners, and the 4x100 team of Brianna Boston, Makayla Chapman, Illyana Logan and Johnae Rogers won in 49.10.
Aided by a full sweep of the distance events, the Good Counsel boys posted a dominant victory on their home track. Jack Wavering, Kevin McGivern and Jimmy Vazzana took the top three spots in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meters. And with the help of teammate George Drewyer, they claimed first in the boys’ 4x800 in 8:04.26 on Friday.
“We basically tried to do as well as we could with as little effort as possible to get as many points as we possibly could over the two days” Wavering said.
Between the four events, the trio accounted for 82 of Good Counsel’s 173 points. Carroll finished second with 97, and DeMatha was third with 83.
Wavering won the 3,200 in 9:32.46 and broke the meet record in the 1,600 in 4:17.65. He ran the 800 in 1:58.06, finishing second to McGivern, who pulled away down the stretch to post a meet record of 1:56.69.
“It’s great because we’re always pushing each other to be better,” McGivern said.
McGivern finished second in both the 1,600 and 3,200 with times of 4:19.20 and 9:34.75, respectively. Vazzana, who took third in the 800 (1:59.25), 1,600 (4:24.88) and 3,200 (9:51.79), joked that his job was just to help pace Wavering and McGivern. At the same time, the junior knows that his role will soon change with Wavering (Virginia Tech) and McGivern (UMBC) heading off to college in the fall.
“It will be difficult because I’ll have to take over the leadership role and really set the pace,” Vazzana said.
Darnell Pratt led the way for Good Counsel in the sprints, taking the 100 in 10.85 and the 400 in 48.46 while finishing second in 21.34 in the 200. Pratt was also part of the Falcons relay team that won the 4x200 in 1:27.98.
Carroll’s Maxwell Willis posted a meet record in the 200 with a 21.23 and helped the Lions to a record 4x100 time of 41.39.