Oakcrest second-place trophy

The Oakcrest School girls outdoor track and field team displays its second-place award in the state meet. (Photo from Oakcrest)

Sparked by an individual championship from Lily James in the 800-meters (2:15.74), the girls track and field team at the Oakcrest School finished second in the Division II private-school state meet.

Oakcrest had 68 points in the high-school event. Walsingham Academy won with 107.

James also anchored the winning 4x400 (4:14.99) and 4x800 (9:53.38) relays.

Zoe Burke for Oakcrest was third in the 400 and Alexandra Murphy was third in the 800. Each also and ran on the two relays.

Stephanie Murphy was fourth in the 300 hurdles and ran on the 4x800 relay. Bridget Smith was third in the long jump, Julia Cipollone was fifth in the long jump and seventh in the triple jump, Eva Mccabe was seventh in the 300 hurdles, and Hannah Lu seventh in the 400 and ran on the 4x400 relay. The 4x400 relay was fourth.

Prior to the state competition, Oakcrest won the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference meet with 194 points. The team had five first-place finishes, three seconds, as many thirds and three fourths.

* At the Division I girls state meet, Potomac School’s Catherine Hyman won a championship in the 400-meters (56.45), was third in the 200 and ran the anchor on the team’s third-place 4x400 relay.

Also for the Potomac School girls, Jodie Kuo won the state title in the discus with a throw of 94-feet, 10-inches. She was third in the shut put.

Khaya Yankey was fourth in the 100.

The Potomac School girls placed fifth as a team.

For the 15th-place Flint Hill girls, Catie Stack was second in the 800, Kayla Moxley fourth in the 1,600 and Bela Aguilar fourth in the discus.

* At the Division I boys state meet, the Potomac School 4x400 relay won in 3:24.4. Austin Rucker anchored the relay. The other runners were Josh Wooten, Caleb Wooten and Matthew Gelin.

Preston Bacon was third in the 110 and 300 hurdles. Josh Wooten fourth in the 100, Caleb Wooten fourth in the 400 and Gelin fourth in the 200.

The team placed eighth.

For the Flint Hill boys, Calvin Lucido was third in the 1,600 and Trenaj Mongo was seventh in the triple and long jumps.

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