Sophia Deem

Clarke County — Sophomore

SWIMMING: In the Class 2 state meet, placed 2nd in 50 free (all-state) and 3rd in 100 free (all-state) and swam on 200 free relay that took third and 400 free relay that took fifth to earn all-state in both events. 400-yard free relay swam 3:58.74 to break school record by four seconds. Region 2A-2B: Champion in 100 free and 2nd in 100 back. Bull Run District: Champion in 50 free and 2nd in 100 free. Led area in 50-meter free (27.75) and ranked 3rd in 100-meter free (1:01.49).

SOCCER: Midfielder ranked second on the team with 6 goals and added 2 assists. All-Area 2nd team. 

Tori Johnson

Millbrook — Junior

VOLLEYBALL: The outside hitter had an area-best 364 kills and had 205 digs (seventh in the area), 39 aces (tied for eighth) and 19 blocks (tied for 10th). Region 4C and Class 4 Northwestern District 1st team.

TENNIS: Posted an 8-9 record at No. 1 singles in her first year of high school tennis. Class 4 Northwestern District singles semifinalist and doubles participant.

Chloe Putnam

Handley — Senior

VOLLEYBALL: The middle blocker ranked fourth in the area in aces (45), seventh in kills (139), seventh in blocks (32) and had 134 digs. Class 4 Northwestern District 2nd team. Will compete at NCAA Division II Chowan.

OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD: Posted area's No. 3 marks in the discus (114-6) and shot put (33-10). Class 4 state: 8th in discus (all-state). Region 4C: 4th in discus. Class 4 NWD: 3rd in shot put; 4th in discus.  

INDOOR TRACK & FIELD: Placed fourth in shot put in Region 4C meet and third in Class 4 Northwestern District meet.  

Neysha Washington

Handley — Senior

VOLLEYBALL: The outside hitter ranked third in the area in aces (52), fourth in kills (204) and eighth in digs (196). Class 4 Northwestern District 2nd team. Will compete at NCAA Division II Bowie State as a defensive specialist. 

BASKETBALL: The guard ranked sixth in the area in scoring average (13.5 points), seventh in assists (2.7), tied for seventh in steals (3.4) and added 4.3 rebounds. Class 4 Northwestern District 2nd team. 

Madison Webster

Clarke County — Senior

CROSS COUNTRY: The Winchester Star Runner of the Year. Webster placed second at the Class 2 state meet (18:51, season PR, all-state) to lead the Eagles to their first team state title since 2007. First in Region 2B (20:29) and first in the Bull Run District (18:33, 3-mile course). Won the Judges Classic in 19:37. Will compete for NCAA Division II Queens University of Charlotte in cross country and track.    

OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD: Class 2 state champion in 800, 3rd in 1,600 (all-state) and 3rd in 4x400 (all-state). Posted area's fastest time in 800 (2:17.77) and No. 2 times in 1,600 (5:06.91) and 3,200 (11:07.49). Region 2B: 1st in 800. Bull Run District: 1st in 800, 1,600. 

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