Indoor Track: Osbourn Park wins Northwest Region titles
The record snowfall that paralyzed the area recently couldn’t bring Ariel Karabinus to a standstill. The Osbourn Park senior was unstoppable, winning two events at the Northwest Region Championships Thursday in Landover.
Karabinus’ efforts -- she won the 1,600 and the 1,000 -- sparked Osbourn Park to the team title. It was the Yellow Jackets' second straight crown, and they won it easily over Mountain View and Colonial Forge.
The boys from Albemarle won their second straight team championship, holding off Stafford and Colonial Forge.
Karabinus won the 1,600 by nearly five seconds over Kaitlyn Davis (Mountain View). Karabinus froze the clock at 5 minutes 0.71 seconds, a personal-best time. She also won the 1,000 in 3:03.68.
While Karabinus handled the distance races, sophomore teammate Breanna Walker took care of the sprints. Walker won the 55 in 7.26 seconds and the 300 in 42.17.
Osbourn Park was formidable all around, scoring in all 10 events held on the track and winning five. Junior Kayla Tyrrell won the 500 in 1:19.1.
Brooke Point senior Katherine Walker breezed to victory in the 3,200 in 11:01.73 and now has two top-10 times in the state of Virginia.
In the boys’ meet, senior Matt Hazelgren led the way for second-place Stafford. Hazelgren finished three inches off the region pole vault record, but still won the event with 15 feet 3 inches.
He was also runner-up in the high jump. Hazelgren and winner Jordan Hill (Albemarle) both leaped 6-2, but Hill won on misses.
Woodbridge junior Isaiah Simmons threw a season-best 56 feet 6.25 inches to defend his region shot put title. Sophomore teammate John Wolff won the 500 in 1:08.37.
Potomac’s Anthony Williams and Devin Brewer finished 1-2 in the boys’ 55 hurdles. Williams won in 7.75 and Brewer was next in 7.87.
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