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College notebook: Jackson shines for Tigerettes


Ashontae Jackson made the most of her home-track advantage Saturday.

Tennessee State’s redshirt freshman from Orange High School won three individual events at the TSU Invitational: the women’s long jump (18–1), 50 meters (7.15) and 200 (24.87).

She also anchored the Tigerbelles’ winning 1,600 relay (3:48.75).


Three local athletes won events at Saturday’s Patriot Games in Fairfax: VCU sophomore Justine Dutton in the women’s pole vault (10–9); VCU’s Alex Hinton (Chancellor) in the men’s 1,000 (2:30.40); and George Mason’s Travaughn Baker–Johnson (Stafford) in the men’s long jump (22–5).

Norfolk State freshman J’Na Johnson (Chancellor) tied for fourth in the women’s high jump (5–1).

Christopher Newport sophomore Jenna Elliott (Massaponax) was third in the women’s high jump (5–5) at Saturday’s Liberty Open in Lynchburg. It was the No. 2 jump in school history.


Virginia junior Meredith Cavalier (Brooke Point) won the women’s 50- (23.47) and 100-yard freestyles (51.43) in Saturday’s 159–133 dual-meet win over Pittsburgh. Junior Nick Montes de Oca (Orange) won the exhibition 200 individual medley (1:52.50) and placed second in both the 100 breaststroke (57.43) and 200 breast (2:03.60) in Virginia’s 162–130 men’s victory.

Indiana (Pa.) senior Jackie Hynson (King George) won the 100 butterfly (1:00.59), 200 fly (2:14.15) and 200 backstroke (2:11.58) in a tri-meet with Bloomsburg and Gannon on Saturday. She qualified for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference in all three events.

Junior Caroline Simmons (Colonial Forge) helped Tennessee’s women beat Florida for the first time Saturday by swimming on the winning 200 medley relay (1:38.72) and placing third in the 50 free (22.93).

N.C. State freshman Michael Camper (Riverbend) won the 400 IM (4:00.50) in Saturday’s dual-meet win over North Carolina.

VMI’s Jake Shafer (Riverbend) helped set a school freshman record in the 400 free relay (3:16.10) and finished second in the 200 butterfly (2:02.80) and third in 100 fly (55.97) in a 155–135 win over Limestone Saturday.


Randolph–Macon junior forward Lamar Giggetts (Courtland) followed up a 20-point, 12-rebound effort in Wednesday’s 87–62 win over Roanoke with 11 points in Sunday’s 74–45 victory over Guilford. The Yellow Jackets (17–3, 10–2 Old Dominion Athletic Conference) have won 11 straight.

Senior center Chay Shegog (Brooke Point) had 19 points and 10 rebounds in No. 25 North Carolina’s 75–71 win over Wake Forest on Sunday.

University of Mary Washington senior guard Jenna McRae earned her second straight Capital Athletic Conference women’s player of the week honor after averaging 12.5 points, 6.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds in two victories for the ninth-ranked Eagles (20–0).

Junior Derek Mosley (Mountain View) had 12 points and seven rebounds in Methodist’s ninth straight win, 66–52 at Albright on Saturday.

Senior forward Stacy Griffith (Riverbend) had 10 points and 10 rebounds in the University of the District of Columbia’s 61–49 victory over Molloy on Wednesday.

Sophomore Dameon Turner (Stafford) had points on 5-for-6 shooting in Mount Aloyisius’ 84–61 win over Franciscan Wednesday.

Senior Chanel Murchison (Colonial Forge) and William & Mary snapped a 52-game losing streak to Old Dominion that dates to 1975 with an 83–80 win Thursday in Williamsburg.

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