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College notebook: Winkey leaps into Marlins’ record book
BY STEVE DeSHAZO
Virginia Wesleyan freshman James Winkey (Courtland) made a memorable college début at Saturday’s Holiday Open indoor track meet at Christopher Newport University.
Winkey broke school records with his 12th-place finish in the men’s long jump (21–9) and his 14th-place showing in the high jump (6–). The long jump mark came on his first collegiate attempt.
He was one of several local athletes with strong performances at the meet:
CNU’s Jenna Elliott (Massaponax) was sixth in the women’s high jump (4– 10) and Jessica McClelland (Stafford) 10th in the mile (5:28.78). Robert Mayes (Culpeper) was 11th in the men’s 400 meters (51.68)
VCU senior Alex Hinton (Chancellor) finished second in the men’s 600 meters (1:22.82), and Rams junior Justine Dutton (Caroline) was fourth in the women’s pole vault (10–11).
William & Mary freshman David Pennesi (Colonial Forge) finished fourth in the men’s 3,000 (8:55.98).
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Tennessee State senior Ashontae Jackson (Orange) won the women’s long jump (20 feet, inch) and finished second in both the 55 meters (7.17) and 200 (25.26) at Saturday’s Middle Tennessee State Christmas Invitational in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
After scoring 19 points in Howard’s 55–50 win over American Tuesday, senior forward Mike Phillips (Riverbend) had 20 in a 78–69 loss to William and Mary Thursday. He’s averaging 12.9 points per game.
Junior forward Gary Boone II (North Stafford) had 15 points and seven rebounds as Lynchburg beat Manhattanville 81–79 Saturday in the final of the AJ Buchanan Classic tournament in Purchase, N.Y.
Sophomore forward Ashley Lambert (Riverbend) tallied a team-high 11 points and seven rebounds in UMBC’s 81–36 loss to Hampton Friday.
Junior forward Dameon Turner (Stafford) scored in double figures in two wins for Mount Aloyisius last week: 15 points in a 91–85 victory at Frostburg State Wednesday and 10 in a 99–97 double-overtime triumph at Penn State-Behnrend Saturday.
Senior Derek Mosley (Mountain View) had 14 points and eight rebounds in Messiah’s 63–53 win at Hood Wednesday.
Senior guard Aeron Spencer’s (Stafford) jumper with 4:46 to play put Shepherd ahead to stay in a 90–81 win over Davis & Elkins Saturday.
Westmoreland County native Justin Anderson scored a career-high 15 points in Virginia’s 67–39 romp over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.
Former Courtland standout Dalec Cromwell had 14 points as Virginia Intermont beat Asbury 84–73 Saturday.
Sophomore guard A.J. Williams (King George) is averaging a team-high 19.8 points per game for Wytheville Community College (6–4). Freshman forward Alonzo Howard (Caroline) is averaging 9.2 points and a team-best 7.2 rebounds.
Navy senior Oscar Huntley (Colonial Forge) moved up from 174 to 197 pounds and edged George Mason’s Matt Meadows 5-4 in a dual match Saturday in Fairfax.
Junior Shane Gentry (Colonial Forge) posted an 8–4 win over David Terao at 125 pounds to help Maryland edge American 23–21 in a dual match Sunday.
Limestone (S.C.) redshirt freshman Justin Tribble (North Stafford) went 2–1 at 197 at Saturday’s Newberry (S.C.) Duals, including a pin of Cumberland’s Aric Fernandez.
South Alabama senior linebacker Jake Johnson (Stafford) was named to the all-Sun Belt Conference football first team. Johnson, a transfer from Virginia Tech, led the league with 131 tackles.
Georgia junior defender Torri Allen (Colonial Forge) was chosen to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division I women’s all-South Region first team. She started all 20 games, made two defensive saves and helped the Bulldogs post six shutouts and limit opponents to 1.10 goals per game.
Steve DeShazo: 540/374-5443