Centreville High Weekly Sports Recap

A look at recent sports updates.

The Wildcat track and field team faced Oakton and Robinson at a home meet on April 11, and both the boys and girls teams placed second in the team scoring. 

There were many outstanding individual performances, including first-place finishes for the girls by for Seo He Im in the triple jump and long jump, Kylie Cuomo in the 1600, Isabella Medina in the 800, Sara Emsley in the Discus and Natalie King in the 3200. 

First place finishers for the boys were Chris Jones in the 400, Chan Young Lee in the 800, Philip Christophe in the Long Jump and Nathan Milton in the Discus.

Second place scorers were Seo He Im in the 100 hurdles, Elizabeth Ellis in the 300 hurdles, Maria Cowen in the triple jump, Michael Bishop in the 100 and Calvin Jones in the 400.

Third place finishers were Elizabeth Ellis in the 100 hurdles, Rachel Lee in the triple jump, Joanna Ahn in the 800, Amber Assadi in the long jump, Michael Bishop in the 200, Presley Day in the 1600, Jay Cowen in the 400, Bobby Dunn in the 800 and Jay Cowen in the high jump.

Also, last week the varsity squad competed in the Morgan State Invitational in Baltimore. highlight performances include three second-place finishes by Sara Emsley and Nathan Milton in the discus throw, Chan Young Lee in the boys’ 1600 and Isabella Medina in the girls’ 1600. 

Also, sophomore Maryn Wood qualified for the district championship meet in the 100 and 200 meters. Senior Mike Wright qualified for the district championship in the 200 and 400 meter sprints. Senior Chris Jones also qualified for the championship in the 800 meters.

Other placements include:

Elizabeth Ellis, seventh, 400 hurdles

Maryn Wood, eighth,100m dash

Mike Wright, 7th, 400m dash

Chris Jones, top six in the 800m

Nathan Milton, eighth, shot put

Sara Emsley, top eight, shot put

Philip Christophe, eighth, long jump

Boys 4x100 (Philip Christophe, Alex Marmol, Marcel Smith, Mike Wright), sixth

—Monique King

The tennis team's against Chantilly on April 11, and Robinson on April 13, didn’t play out in the Lady Wildcats’ favor, with shutouts on each day. But all players continue to improve their games through tough District competition. Of particular note were improvements in depth and power, as well as movement and shot placement.

 —Coach Leslie O'Conner

Lady Wildcats varsity softball won an away game against Robinson on April 9, by a score of 5-4. Key hits were made by Gretchen Kernbach, Kara Love, and Courtney Burke.

The second game of the week was played April 13, against Herndon. It was hard-fought and had plenty of hits for the night, starting with the first round of the line up when Lexi Murdock smashed a homerun as well as a double with two RBIs. Kara Love had two doubles with a sacrifice fly resulting in an RBI. Lauren Knoble had a double and single. Macy Luck, Natalie Hopkins and Gretchen Kernbach also had base hits. Morgan Yi pitched a solid game, with Gretchen Kernbach coming in to relieve in the 7th inning, but despite having the tying runs on base the Wildcats were not able to close the deal, losing 7 to 5. 

—Lynne Wilson

The varsity baseball team defeated previously undefeated Herndon, 4-3, on April 13. Senior catcher and JMU recruit Bobby San Martin led the way, going 2-for-2 with three RBI including a three-run, bases-clearing double in the third inning. Senior pitcher Mitch Mahoney picked up the win after going six innings with three strikeouts before giving way to senior Mitch Ferrick, who picked up the save after throwing out the potential tying run at the plate to end the game.
This victory came after the varsity Wildcats defeated Robinson 5-4 earlier in the week.

JV baseball defeated Robinson 13-11 on Tuesday, April 10, and Herndon 5-4 on Friday, April 13th. Against the Rams, both teams combined for 15 runs in the first inning, eight for Centreville and seven for Robinson. Freshman Matthew Blaise lead the team, going 4-for-5 with a triple and two RBI. Two of Blaise's hits came in that first inning where the Wildcats had the first eight batters reach base before an out was recorded.

Centreville tacked on two more in the third and the final three in the fifth. Blaise came into pitch with the bases loaded in the seventh and recorded the final three outs. This included a passed ball, which catcher Jake Behne collected at the backstop and tossed it to Blaise to get out a runner trying to score at the plate to end the game.

—Chris Barron

The Centreville girls' soccer team opened district play on Tuesday night, April 10 at . The young team performed very well, getting the first goal of the game after Jenna Green's cross allowed Bella Muzo to place a shot past the Bulldogs' keeper in the first half. Centreville goalie Tori Collar had six saves of her own. Westfeld scored to open the second half, and then again in the waning minutes of the game to secure a one-point victory.

—Kathy Hull


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