Jasmine Tompkins threw the shot put 35’ 6.5” last Wednesday to claim the 5A North Regional Outdoor Track and Field Championship title at the University of Virginia’s Lannigan Field.
The Orange County High School sophomore's toss was more than a foot clear of her closest competitor, but just shy of her season-best distance posted in April. She’ll compete in the 5A-6A State Outdoor Track and Field Championships June 2-3 at Todd Stadium in Newport News.
Gage Whited posted the Orange boys’ top finish, tossing the discus 140’ 11” to finish second. He too will travel to Newport News for the state meet.
The Hornet boys 4 x 100 relay team was sixth (44.34) while the 4 x 400 relay team was 11th (3:35.62). DeAngelo Hunt finished 11th in the discus (129’ 1”) and 12th in the shot put (39’ 7”).
In addition to Tompkins’ shot put finish, she also placed 16th in the discus (69’ 7”). Hannah Snodgrass was 18th in the 100 hurdle preliminaries (18.31). She did not make the finals.
Zaria Grant qualified in the triple jump, but fouled and did not post a distance.
Potomac Senior High School won the boys meet (121.5) with Atlee second (70) and North Stafford third (51.5). Orange totaled 11 points to tie for 17th among 24 teams recording points.
Stone Bridge won the girls meet (109), followed by Broad Run (88.5) and Albemarle (49). Orange posted 10 points to finish 15th among 21 scoring schools.
Nine Hornets will travel to the state meet this weekend. For the girls, Tompkins will compete in the shot put and Grant qualified to compete in the triple jump. For the boys, Whited will throw the discus and Hunt the shot put. Jamal Carter is the only Hornet qualified in more than one event. He’ll compete in the long jump and with Jordan Pressley, Trevor Trask and Tyrone Warren as part of the Orange 4 x 100 relay team. Jarious Faulkner and Shannon Mull are alternates and will make the trip as well.