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Coed Varsity Indoor Track · Five Cougars Complete Well at the State Championships


2/20/18

Zakaiyah Bright #2 all-time (2nd from right)

Following their state-qualifying performances at the 4A West Regional meet on 2/8, seniors Kenny Williams, Chris Thoms, & Isabelle Sajonia along with junior Zakaiyah Bright and sophomore Maeve Smith represented the Cougars well at the Maryland State Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex.

The highlight on the girls’ side was undoubtedly, Bright in the 55m dash. Zakaiyah started her day with a huge personal best of 7.41 in the preliminary round to qualify the final. She upped the ante even more in the final with an even bigger personal best of 7.31 to place 4th overall. Her time ranks her at #2 in school history, behind Melanie Cathey’s converted time of 7.14 from 1999. Sophomore Maeve Smith tied her personal best of 4-08 in the high jump to place 19th overall. Senior Isabelle Sajonia was well off her best, but gutted her way to a 14th place finish in the 3200 run.

Chris Thoms powers his way to the finish

Seniors Kenny Williams and Chris Thoms represented the boys’ squad with each of them scoring points for the team in a very deep state field. Kenny placed the highest with a season best in the high jump of 6-02 and 4th place finish. Chris was given the difficult task of trying to score in the 3200 from the slower of 2 heats. His time of 9:58, was not his best, but was enough for him to win his heat and achieve his goal of scoring with a 7th place finish.

This meet concludes a great season of competition for the QO Indoor Track & Field teams.

GIRLS ATHLETE PLACE SECTION RESULTS
55 METER DASH
7.31 SB Zakaiyah Bright 4th Finals H1 Complete Results
7.41 Zakaiyah Bright 5th Prelims H2 Complete Results
3200 METER RUN
12:54.30 Isabelle Sajonia 14th Finals H1 Complete Results
HIGH JUMP
4-8 SB Maeve Smith 19th Finals H1 Complete Results
BOYS ATHLETE PLACE SECTION RESULTS
3200 METER RUN
9:58.42 Chris Thoms 7th Finals H1 Complete Results
HIGH JUMP
6-2 SB Kenneth Williams 4th Finals H1 Complete Results