From left: (back row) Ray Brooks, Kyle Conley, Bruce Shuttleworth, Chris Brown, Sam Crow, (front row) Daniel Brooks, Bowen Shuttleworth, Sean Conley, Reece Shuttleworth, George Brown and Bennett Crow. Photograph submitted

 

 

 

Arlington’s best runners proved to be Virginia’s best, too, as four local runners claimed the top prize at the Hershey Track & Field Virginia State meet held in Charlottesville on June 16.

Winning state championships were Arlington Science Focus School fourth-grader Bowen Shuttleworth in the 100 meters; Taylor’s fourth-grader Sean Conley in the 400 meters and Williamsburg’s seventh-graders Bennett Crow and Anna Stefanou in the 800 meters. These runners are hoping to qualify for the Hershey North American finals held in Hershey, Pa., this August.

Also excelling at the state championships were Arlington fourth-graders Reece Shuttleworth, Sean Conley, Daniel Brooks and George Brown. They finished second in the highly competitive 4x100-meter relay race