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Frederick Douglass High School senior Modesty Lorick, dealing with a strained left quad, declined the advice of her parents and coaches to sit out the Class 2A state championship meet last week. Her father and coaches saw her win the 55-meter hurdles title, but her mother was at work and didn’t realize Lorick was even competing.

“I’m going to pull up Running Maryland,” Lorick said after her victory. “I’m going to be like, ‘Mom, look at this race!’’ She’s going to be like, ‘Is that you?!’”

— Dan Feldman

Baseball

Prince George’s Community College freshman pitcher Jonathon Powell threw a no-hitter in his first collegiate start, a 3-0 victory against St. Clair County Communinty College (Mich.). Powell struck out eight and walked two on 92 pitches.

— James Peters

Swimming

Friendly senior Gabrielle Griffin represented Prince George’s County well at the Class 3A/2A/1A state swimming championships on Saturday at the University of Maryland, College Park with fourth-place finishes in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events. She dropped nearly six seconds off her 200 and 10 seconds off the 500 from the previous week’s regional meet to finish above her seeding.

Eleanor Roosevelt junior Jennifer Clune was the county’s highest finisher at the Class 4A/3A meet. Her sixth-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke accounted for 13 of the team’s 19 total points.

Charles H. Flowers freshman Daiysa Burrell set a program record in the 50-yard freestyle.

— Jennifer Beekman

Wrestling

As the wrestling season enters its final weekend of the 2012-13 season, a number of well-respected programs across Prince George’s County are sending wrestlers to the state tournament at the University of Maryland, College Park’s Cole Field House. But there are a few grapplers who will be the lone representatives from their schools, including Henry A. Wise junior Gregory Johnson, Surrattsville senior Mareico Green, Gwynn Park senior Steven Reyes, High Point senior Denis Robles-Gomez, Suitland sophomore DeAndre’ Norman and Oxon Hill’s Darrian Hollings.

— Nick Cammarota