Several local athletes brought home awards from the Hershey Track and Field Finals held last weekend, including Ashburn’s Beau Everett, who captured 1st place in the 400m for 9- and 10-year-olds with a time of 108.4.
Following a 35th place finish in the 400m event at the Junior Olympics in New Orleans, kept a positive attitude going into the final race.
“I know I’m already a winner!” he exclaimed.
Everett is a rising 5th grader at Newton-Lee Elementary School and is a member of the . The youngster credits his success to his “support team,” which includes Special Forces coach Nick Savage, his mom and dad, his godfather, Masai Troutman of Frederick, MD, and his sister, Skye. In addition to his track successes, Everett is an honor roll student, a Loudoun chapter member of Jack and Jill Inc. and plays football and basketball.
The win capped a very successful summer for the runner, who garnered several 1st place finishes in the 400m, 200m, 100m and 50m throughout the season. The Hershey race closed out his 2nd track season, highlighted by the opportunity to meet and chat with Olympic legends Carl Lewis, spokesperson for the Hershey Track and Field Games, and Rafer Johnson, Grand Marshal of the Games.
Local winners at the Hershey games:
- 1st Place, Girls 9-10, 100-Meter Dash
Hugg, Kayla, 10, Loudoun, VA, 14.36
- 1st Place, Girls 9-10, 200-Meter Dash
Jenkins, Sydney, 10, Leesburg, VA, 29.08
- 1st Place, Boys 9-10, 400-Meter Dash
Everett, Beau, 10, Ashburn, VA, 1:08.45
- 6th Place, Boys 11-12, 400-Meter Dash
Hugg, Travis, 12, Ashburn, 1:02.95