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Foxes girls’ outdoor track & field take second at VHSL Regionals

For the fifth consecutive year, the Foxes girls’ outdoor track & field team (63 points) finished as a runner-up in the VHSL Group 4A North Regional Track & Field Championships. As for the Foxes boys’ team, they finished 12th with 20 points.

 

The meet took place in its usual location, Lynchburg, with host E.C. Glass. Both E.C. Glass Hill-toppers girls (105 points) and boys teams (151 points) finished first.

Charlottesville’s Taylor Watkins was the top overall athlete of the meet with three first place sprint finishes. Watkins finished first in the following events: 100-meter dash (12.300); 200-meter dash (25.49); and 400-meter dash (57.14).

As for the Foxes, the most surprising race of the meet was the girls 4x100-meter relay. New additions to the Foxes 4x100-relay, Heidi Colwell, and Trenay Clark ran strong third and fourth legs to overcome Fauquier for a second place finish (50.90). Clark also finished fifth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.93.

Kristen Hornbaker finished with a state qualifying 3,200-meter fourth place run (11:39.61).

Seniors Brittany Williams and Miranda Green set the standard with top finishes in their individual events. Williams placed third in the 400-meters with a time of 1:00.91, while Green posted a third place finish in the 800-meter run (2:20.41), and a second place finish in the 1,600-meter run (5:07.62).

Other notable Foxes girls’ finishes included: 100-meter hurdles: Heidi Colwell, 6th, 16.39; Elizabeth Hill, 8th, 16.75; 200-meter dash: Shamay Abdullah, 7th, 26.98; 100-meter hurdles: Heidi Colwell, 6th, 16.39; 4x100-meter relay, 2nd, 50.50; 4x400-meter relay, 3rd, 4:11.76; 4x800-meter relay, 4th, 10:01.25; high jump: Elizabeth Hill, 8th, 10’; pole vault: Elizabeth Hill, 4th, 9’; triple jump: DeAsia Callanan, 6th, 33’6’.

The Foxes boys placed in four out of 17 events. Jonathan Graham placed 3rd in the pole vault with a vault of 12’6”. The boys’ 4x400-meter relay team finished fourth with a time of 3:29.95. Ezugo Agulou, placed sixth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51:10. The boys’ 4x100-meter team finished 4th with a time of 3:29/95.

 

Leonard Banks
Sports Editor

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