Here is a list of athletes from Northern Virginia high schools and Northern Virginia residents who will participate in the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.


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Tynita Butts-Townsend 

High school: T.C. Williams (now Alexandria City High School, 2009 graduate)

Sport: Track & Field

Event: High jump

What to know: A seven-time all-American at East Carolina University, Butts-Townsend will represent Team USA after securing the third and final spot in the high jump thanks to her No. 21 world ranking. This is her first Olympics.


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Claire Collins competing for Princeton University. 

Local connection: McLean resident

Sport: Rowing

Event: Women’s Four

What to know: Collins is a first-time Olympian. She was a three-time all-American at Princeton University.


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Yorktown HS graduate Torri Huske

High school: Yorktown (2021 graduate)

Sport: Swimming

Event: 100-meter butterfly

What to know: A first-time Olympian, Huske is a favorite to win the gold in her signature event. The 18-year-old Stanford-bound freshman set a new U.S. record in that event (55.66 seconds) in finishing first at the U.S. Olympic Trials.


High school: T.C. Williams (now Alexandria City High School, 2017 graduate)

Sport: Boxing

Event: Middleweight

What to know: A first-time Olympian, Isley finished third at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials. He was third at the 2019 Pan American Games.


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Lucas Kozeniesky

High school: Robinson (2013 graduate)

Sport: Shooting

Event: 10-meter air rifle

What to know: This is Kozeniesky’s second straight Olympics. He is a 2017 N.C. State graduate who took first at the 2019 Pan American Games in the 10-meter air rifle).



T.C. Williams HS graduate Noah Lyles

High school: T.C. Williams (now Alexandria City High School, 2016 graduate)

Sport: Track & Field

Event: 200 meters

What to know: A first-time Olympian, Lyles is the favorite to win gold in the 200. He finished first in that event at the U.S. Olympic Trials in 19.74 seconds, the fastest time in the world this year.


High school: Robinson (2012 graduate)

Event: Discus

What to know: Onyekwere will represent Nigeria. She is a dual citizen of that country and the United States. She competed at the University of Maryland.


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Andrew Seliskar

High school: Thomas Jefferson Science and Technology (2015 graduate)

Sport: Swimming

Event: 800-meter freestyle relay

What to know: The 2019 University of California, Berkeley graduate is a first-time Olympian. He took bronze in the 800-meter freestyle relay at the 2019 World Championships.



South HS graduate Trevor Stewart

High school: South County (2016 graduate)

Sport: Track & Field

Events: 400 meters, 1,600-meter relay

What to know: A first-time Olympian from North Carolina A&T, Stewart took fourth in the 400-meters at the 2021 NCAA Championships.

David Fawcett is the sports editor for Reach him at


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