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They now have a formidable mark in high school history. On Wednesday evening, on the grounds of Culpeper High School, the Lady Foxes brought home their third consecutive Battlefield District track & field championship.
With four events to go, it became a battle of wills, as King George precariously held on to a 93-92 lead against James Monroe. As a team, the Foxes finished with 179 points, while James Monroe took second place with 141 points.
Throughout the meet, James Monroe threatened to overtake the defending champions, King George, by accumulating points in the field events. However, the Lady Foxes steadfastly held their ground by compiling points in the running events.
The tide turned in favor of the Foxes during the running events. From Nicole Bethune’s second place finish in the 200-meters (13.13), to Integra Jenkins’ third place finish in the 300-hurdles (50.87), the Foxes were in sync. In addition, the Foxes helped their cause as they took the top four spots in the 300-meters.
Lindsey Armentrout placed first in 100-meters (16.54), 300-meter hurdles (47.54), and the pole vault (8’). Lindsey also placed sixth in the high jump with a leap of 4’6”.
Throughout the season, Miranda Green dominated the middle distance events, and Wednesday’s performance was no different. She placed first in 800-meters with a time of 2:23.27, and first in the 1600-meters with a time of 5:24.90.
Haley Armentrout blew out the competition in the 3200-meters with a time of 12:25.24.
The Lady Foxes also placed first in the 4x100 (51.54), and 4x800 (10:18.24) meter relays.
Other notable Lady Foxes finishes include: Imani Murray, 100-meter dash, 6th, 13.37; Tabitha Kim, 800-meter run, 2:33.99; Anna Kniceley, 1600-meters, 2nd, 5:35.96; Kristen Hornbaker, 4th, 5:50.66; Anna Kniceley, 3200-meters, 2nd, 12:33.98; Nicole Brem, 3200-meters, 5th, 13:15.37; Mia Meyer, 300-meter hurdles, 2nd, 49.40; Integra Jenkins, 300-meters hurdles, 3rd, 50.87; Caeli Cusworth, 300-meter hurdles, 4th, 51.48; Mia Meyer, pole vault, 2nd, 6’6”; Imani Murray, triple jump, 5th, 29’6”; Jessica Swenson, shot put, 3rd, 32’5.50”.
Foxes who have qualified for the upcoming State Championship in Harrisonburg include: Miranda Green (800-meters, 1600-meters); Lindsey Armentrout (300-hurdles, pole vault); Haley Armentrout (3200-meters), 4x800-meter relay (Miranda Green, Haley Armentrout, Anna Kniceley, Kristen Hornbaker).
As for the Foxes boys, they finished fourth as a team (63 points), while Caroline placed first with 122 points.
Tyler Lumpkin was the Foxes’ lone first place winner in the 1600-meter run (4:33.35). Lumpkin also finished fifth in the 800-meters with a time of 2:06.18.
Other notable Foxes boys performances include: DeMarcus Epps, 400-meters, 3rd, 51.50; Joshua Watson, 800-meters, 6th, 2:08.00; Rueben DeLaRosa, 110-meter hurdles, 3rd, 16.21; Desmond Jordon, 110-meter hurdles, 6th, 17.25; Rueben DeLaRosa, 300-meter hurdles, 3rd, 43:19; 4x400-meter relay, 2nd, 3:29.55; Corey Rodriguez, 6th, 6’; Matt Jerson, pole vault, 2nd, 12’; Jonathan Graham, pole vault, 3rd, 11’6”; Trey Graham, shot put, 4th, 42’9”; Trey Graham, discus, 4th, 129’.02”.