Boys track ready for regionals


Junior Gabe Milian runs at districts at Episcopal High School in Alexandria on Feb. 1.

Luke Elkins, Sports Editor

The AHS boys track team raced in districts on Feb. 1 and 3 at Episcopal High School.
The Atoms faced off against their district opposition that they have versed in meets this season.
Those teams were Hayfield, Mount Vernon, TC Williams, and West Potomac.
Many Atoms performed well at districts and qualified for regionals on Feb. 12 and 14.
Senior Matthew McKiver finished 1st in Long Jump and High Jump, senior Joseph McCoy finished 1st in 55m hurdles and 4th in 300m, sophomore Jay Pendarvis finished 1st in the 300m and 3rd in the 55m dash, sophomore Mikyas Sahlu finished 1st in the 3200m and 3rd in the 1600m, freshman Mousa Ayoub finished 6th in the 1000m, senior Ahmed Ibrahim finished 3rd in the 500m, senior Tyler Rush finished 4th in shot put, and junior Alex Ohene finished 6th in shot put.
The relays also did well as the 4x400m relay and 4×200 relay both progressed to regionals.
However, all did not go well for every runner at districts.
“Districts was a bittersweet meet, I ended up getting tripped up and cut and had to be sent to the hospital and got 12 stitches,” junior Gabe Milian said. “Overall, I didn’t do so well, the relay I was in didn’t get to finish the race since I got tripped.”
It was an unfortunate circumstance for him, but he has confidence in his team.
“There will be good competition, but hopefully we can win the region,” Milian said.
Many Atoms will be looking to further their season and perform well in regionals, as the top performers there will head to states.