January 13 was the last chance for area track-and-field athletes to tune up before the Anne Arundel County championships on January 21, and Pasadena’s competitors had a strong showing at the county’s North vs. South meet at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover.
Both Chesapeake and Northeast were led by a handful of first-place finishers who appear to be front-runners for county crowns in their events in late January. For Chesapeake, Nia Quinn (girls 3200-meter run), Hayden Healy (boys 3200-meter run) and Sammy Leo (girls high jump and triple jump) all claimed first-place finishes. For Northeast, Christal Pommells (girls 55-meter dash) and Kamryn Johnson (girls 300-meter run) took first-place finishes.
The Chesapeake girls were led by Leo, who was first in high jump, clearing 5 feet, and won triple jump with a mark of 33 feet, 5 inches. Quinn won the 3200 in 12:18.37. Jazney Grady was third in the 300. Bailey Healy was seventh in the 1600. Alexis Myers was fifth in pole vault, and Rebecca Parker was sixth; both athletes cleared 8 feet. Norah Hart was fourth in shot put, Sydney Franz was seventh, and Sarah Cuttler was eighth. Mariya Hrytsyshyna was sixth in high jump.
Chesapeake’s boys were led by Hayden Healy, who won the 3200-meter run in 10:16.18. Garrett Bivens was third in the 1600. Sam Adams was sixth in the 800. Raphael Smith was seventh in long jump. Dalton Nicklow was seventh in 55-meter dash and eighth in high jump.
Northeast’s girls sprinters dominated their events. Pommells won the 55-meter dash, an event in which the Eagles swept the podium, with Somorha Smith taking second and Johnson taking third. Johnson claimed an individual win in the 300, taking first by two-tenths of a second in front of Smith. Jazmene Cantagallo took fifth in the 300. Johnson was fifth in long jump.
For the Northeast boys, Carlton McClain was third in the 300.