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J 4 Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 THE JOURNAL LEONARD BANKS ious reasons. From Rudy Pekarek to Jeremy Sports editor Jack, the Foxes have adjusted the King George High School indoor various coaching styles. Hall's style track & field head coach Breck Hall reaches deep into the athlete's inner- will accept nothing less the very best most abilities, with the hope of mak- for his program. The first-year head ing them the best they can be. coach is focused on repeating the "I know that I am not what they year's conference success, and build- are used to" Hall said. "I expect kids ing a foundation that will last for to compete at the highest level. If years to come. you're going to run track, I am going "I walked into a gold mine" Hall to tell you what you're going to run. said. "Coaches such as Koepfinger, I am not asking you to break a world who led the boys' and girls' teams or state record -- I am asking you to to two cross-country titles gives our compete, so that I can find out what program a solid group of distance event is best for you." runners." A number of athletes are post- After winning both the boys' and ing personal bests, and a number of girls' conference crowns last season, Foxes have already qualified for the and having the luxury of 69 athletes upcoming state championship. On capable of qualifying for the state the boy's side, sprinter Jordan Aley, championship, Hall could have the and the 4x400-meter relay team have hottest,hand of cards in area compe- posted state times. tition. As for the girls, perennial pole "When it comes to track & field, vault leader, Heidi Colwell has made the numbers are here, even if you're the state qualification. Colwell's coming from outside the program teammate, Brianna Green has also -- and now that I am inside the pro- qualified in the pole vault, and the gram, you can always know that King high jump. George will come with a plethora of Distance standout Aubrey Wing- numbers" eart, and the girls 4x800-meter re- Thus far, the Foxes have competed lay team have made the state cut for in three meets this season. Based on early qualifications. the results, both teams (boys and "I am not much on using strategy girls), have shown a balanced attack now, because I am in the process of -- on the field and during track per- building a foundation" Hall said. "I formances, believe we're going in the right di- "3he competition we've had so far rection. I've set the tone in terms of is probably the best we've seen" Hall what I expect, and the kids are slowly said. With the minor exception of working their way there" the Landover meet, the Foxes have On Jan. 16 in Manassas, the Foxes blown the competition away. During will travel to Osbourn Park High the Landover meet, the Foxes were School to compete in the Winter missing a number of athletes for var- Jacket Classic. The 2015-2016 King George indoor track field athletes such as Briana Green continue to make photo by Leonard Banks a huge impact in their respective events. Washington & Lee basketball stars JoJo Fulcher and D.L. Kelly led the Ea- gles to their ninth victory Friday night with a 49-38 home win over the Rap- pahannock Raiders. Both Fulcher and Kelly had 14 points for the evening. ' fter a great practice Thursday we bounced back to beat a scrappy Rap- pahannock team" said W&L Coach George Hunter. Hunter said he was con- cerned about the number of free throws his team missed in the game, but is hopeful they can correct the problem. "It was a good team win for us" Hunter said. "Hopefully the energy will carry over to Monday when we play a group 2A powerhouse in Bruton. This will be a tough week for us as we take on the Bruton, a tough rival in Colonial Beach, and one of the strongest teams in the area in Essex on Friday. How- ever, I think the boys are ready to take on the challenge" In notching their ninth/win against two losses in the game at Montross Fri- day, Fulcher had six reboimds and Kelly had eight. Three sport Washington & Lee athlete Jarret Sumiel added seven rebounds and eight points in the victory. "This team is doing some things that I haven't seen in a while;' said W&L Athletic Director Malcolm Lewis. "They pass, move the ball around well, shoot and play good defense." "They are doing a lot of the little things that will make them a team that their opponents will have to take seriously" Lewis said. Lewis had special praise for the play of Friday night's stars, Fulcher and Kelly. "JoJo has become our clear post player. 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