Wilson girls and boys cross-country sweep DCIAA championship


The Wilson girls and boys cross-country teams dominated the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association championship meet on Thursday at Fort Dupont Park.

On the girls side, Wilson had four of the top-five finishers.

Senior Allie O’Brien won the race, sophomore Ava Nicely took second, sophomore Talya Lehrich earned fourth and senior Meredith Ellison grabbed fifth.

Other top local runners included School Without Walls freshman Ellie Gorham, who took seventh, and senior Josephine Pernet, who finished 10th. In addition, Roosevelt freshman Fajr Kelly took ninth.

Meanwhile, on the boys side, the Tigers had six of the top-10 finishers. Sophomore Dylan Blumenthal took first place, freshman Vincent Kamani earned third, sophomore Joe Himmelfarb grabbed sixth, senior Angel Yulfo-Vargars took seventh, sophomore Jose Cruz finished eighth and senior Dominick Hogans raced to 10th.

Other top Northwest boys included Roosevelt senior Isaiah Dickens, junior Huzefya Telha and junior Taahir Kelly, who earned second, fourth and sixth place, respectively. Meanwhile, School Without Walls freshman Lucien Anderson finished in ninth place.