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McLean resident Georgia Thompson recently finished seventh nationally at the AAU Junior Olympics 2022 in Greensboro, N.C., in the girls javelin in the age-9 division. Her longest throw was 60-feet, 6-inches.

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Looking back at his accomplished career as a high-school pole vaulter, perseverance might have played a bigger role in Justin Delgado’s success than his raw talent in the event.

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By finishing first in the girls 1,600-meter race in 4:54.92, McLean High School distance runner Thais Rolly was the lone local winner from schools in the Sun Gazette’s coverage area at the recent Virginia High School League’s Class 6 girls and boys outdoor state championship meets.

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Led by two individual champions, the Yorktown Patriots finished third in the recent Virginia High School League’s Class 6 girls outdoor state track and field championships.

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There was much to celebrate about a strong performance for the Oakcrest Chargers at the recent Division II girls private-school track and field state-championship meet.

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With 15 finishes in the top three in the various events, the McLean Highlanders won the girls Liberty District track and field championship with 127 points, five more than the runner-up Langley Saxons.

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By scoring points in the majority of events and having multiple individual place finishers, the Bishop O’Connell Knights posted a strong showing at the recent Virginia State Catholic Track & Field Championships.

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For long-distance runners Molly Weithman and Charlie Ortmans, their list of significant accomplishments during the 2021-22 school year recently increased in length with victories at the recent indoor track and field Virginia private-school state meet.

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For what is officially supposed to be an indoor sport, the Washington-Liberty Generals improvised quite well and won a Liberty District boys track and field championship as a result.

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McLean resident Georgia Thompson, 8, placed fourth in the javelin and 11th in the long jump in the 8-under girls age division at the recent AAU Junior Olympics in Houston.

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An Oakton High School relay team recently placed fourth in the 4xMile boys event at the Outdoor National Championships in Eugene, Ore.

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McLean High School’s Xavier Jemison capped an accomplished school year in cross country and track and field with his finest performances in his final meet.

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Led by a trio of strong individual performances, the Washington-Liberty and Yorktown high-school girls track and field teams placed tied for fifth and seventh, respectively and just a point apart, at the Virginia High School League’s Class 6 outdoor state meet.

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