Washington's Devyn Hosby edges Rhonda Rogombe in the 400m Dash - Rollie Jacobs Photo
Sprinter Devyn Hosby Leads the Way for the Patriots
Competing on cross county rival Jefferson’s track, the Washington girls rode an exceptional performance by their outstanding sprinter to victory at the Potomac Valley Conference AAA Championships. Senior Devyn Hosby swept the 100, 200 and 400m Dashes and notched a victory with Washington’s strong 4X400m Relay team to lead the way for the Patriots over rising second place Jefferson.
Hosby posted times of 12.39 in the 100; 26.08 in the 200 and 59.13 in the 400 to sweep the individual sprint events. In the 400, Hosby was joined by sisters Rhonda (59.31) and Christina Rogombe (1:03.65) as Washington swept the top three spots in the race. Rhonda Rogombe also posted a victory in the High Jump, clearing 5’06” for the win. Washington also posted a 1-2-3 sweep in the 300m Hurdles as Ashley Warner (50.93), Mya Linden (51.59) and Talia Wilt secured the top three finishes.
Other Washington victories were posted by Destiny Harrison in the 800m Run (2:29.65), and Caysie Irving in the Pole Vault with a height of 11’00”.
Jefferson freshman Abby Colbert leads the field in the 1600 - Rollie Jacobs Photo
Jefferson’s Abby Colbert raced away from the field to win the 3200m Run in a school record time of 11:17.62. Colbert also posted a victory in the girls’ 1600m Run, winning in 5:26.33. Jefferson also raced to victory in the 4X200m Relay en route to a second place team finish.
Other running victories on the day included Musselman’s Jessica Rannals in the 100m Hurdles (17.67 seconds), Martinsburg in the 4x100m Relay (51.57), Hedgesville in the 4X800m Relay (10:14.52), and Musselman in the Shuttle Hurdle Relay in 1:12.34. Hedgesville’s Cassidy Scott took the Long Jump crown with a leap of 16’00.5”. In the throws, Martinsburg’s Jaida Scott hoisted the shot 36”4.25” for the win while Hedgesville’s Victoria Reid threw the discus 99’10’ to secure her victory.
Washington led the way in overall team scoring with 167 points followed by improving Jefferson with 123 points. Hedgesville (93 points) took third place followed by Martinsburg (75), and Musselman (36). All five teams travel to Lewis County High School to battle it out at the Region II AAA Championships. State Championship qualification is on the line so it should be a great show. Here’s hoping the rain and thunderstorms hold off until the meet is complete.