Albemarle’s DeBoer wins 3200-meter title to lead Patriots’ day at Class 5 state meet

Albemarle girls senior runner Arianna DeBoer had already had an incredible high school career, but the William and Mary bound athlete capped it with a monster day Friday at the VHSL Class 5 state championships. 


DeBoer won the 3200 meter race early in the morning and then followed it with a runner-up finish in the 1600 later in the day. DeBoer’s tremendous outing pushed Albemarle to a seventh place overall finish in the team competition. 


A number of other Patriots scored or placed well in the Class 5 meet to drive that finish. Caroline Hughlett took sixth in both the 1600 and 800 while Cassidy Guyton placed fifth in 3200. Zada Hall took sixth in the pole vault while Grace Gillenwater took seventh. 


Amaya Pendleton took 10th in the long jump and 11th in the 200 dash. Kaydence Hawkins took 11th in the girls 100 while the Patriots’ 4×100 team also took 11th and the 4×800 team took 10th.


On the boys side, Albemarle put together a third place finish in the 4×800 by Jake Harogensis, Zeke Brubaker, Eric Zartler and Brian Teweles. Connor Nelson took third in the pole vault and Austin Drumheller finished 11th. Teweles took 10th in the 800 and the 4×100 squad took 10th.