James Wood graduate Sarah Johnson ended her track & field career at Christopher Newport University this spring by earning All-South/Southeast Region honors in two events.

In order to earn a spot on the All-Region squad, student-athletes must rank among the top-five competitors in their region in an individual discipline.

Johnson ranked first in the South/Southeast Region in the discus with a winning mark of 43.94 meters (144 feet, 2 inches) at the Eastern Shore Challenge at Salisbury University on April 13. That effort also established a school and Capital Athletic Conference record. Johnson went on to win the discus at the CAC Championships that ended on May 4

Additionally, Johnson ranked fourth in the region in the shot put with a 12.45-meter toss (40 feet, 10.25 inches) at the CAC Championships, which earned her second in the meet.

Overall, Johnson is a five-time All-Region selection.


Winchester 7, Warrenton East 1

WARRENTON — Winchester scored the game’s first six runs in the fourth inning and Jacob Bell allowed one earned run, three hits and no walks and struck out nine batters in six innings as Post 21 beat Warrenton Post 72 East in its District 15-16 opener on Wednesday.

Luke Churchill drove in three runs with a one-out double in the fourth inning to give Winchester (1-2) a 3-0 lead.

Leaders — Post 21: Eamon Juday 4-4, 1 run; Frankie Ritter 2-3, 1 run, double, 3 RBIs; Michael Usa 2-4, RBI; Colby Monroe 2 runs.

— Contact Robert Niedzwiecki at rniedzwiecki@winchesterstar.com

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