LANDOVER — Walter Johnson senior Abigail Green, 18, placed first in the girls one mile run invitational at the Montgomery Track and Field Championship Saturday.
“It’s been so long since I last ran a mile,” Green said after finishing in 5:04 minutes.
Five seconds after the starting gun went off, she maintained a lead of several meters until the finish line. Paint Branch senior Yasmine Kass (5:12.99 minutes) kept a close distance behind her for a majority of the eight laps. Green said she was aware Kass was close behind her.
“I could feel kind of pressure behind me; I wasn’t really sure, but I could hear people cheering for Yasmine behind me, so she was going to be close by,” said Green.