Track: St. John’s, Gonzaga finish strong in WCAC


Good Counsel won the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference boys championship on its home track May 20 with a score of 161, ahead of both St. John’s 130 and Gonzaga’s 91 points.

While the Northwest teams didn’t strike gold, several of their runners did.

St. John’s found the medal stand at the WCAC and DCSAA championship meets. (Brian Kapur/The Current/May 2017)

From St. John’s, the gold winners were Brandon Booker (long jump); Arik Smith (discus and shot put); Demani Hansford (triple jump and 110-meter hurdles); Eric Harrison Jr. (100-meter and 200-meter); and the 100-meter relay team of Harrison, Booker, Maurice Bellan and Mordecai McDaniel.

Meanwhile, Gonzaga’s first-place finishers were Harry Monroe (3,200-meter and 1,600-meter); David Giannini (800-meter); and the 800-meter relay team of Monroe, Giannini, John Colucci and Jack Beckham.

On the girls side, St. John’s scored 99 points as a team to take third place in the WCAC, behind Seton’s 169.33 and Good Counsel’s 106 points on May 20.

The Cadets did have several gold medalists: Nicole Taylor (high jump); Kasey Ebb (400-meter); Alahna Sabbakhan (800-meter); the 200-meter relay team of Ebb, Sabbakhan, Jailyn Morris and Camryn Edwards; and the 400-meter relay team of Ebb, Sabbakhan, Aliya Williams and Aleisha Moore.