Thomas Dale: The Knights accomplished quite a feat at the 6A state indoor track and field championship in Hampton over the weekend. Every single athlete on the team received all-state honors.
Titiana Marsh claimed her third straight triple jump state title, with a jump of 42 feet. Now she has the opportunity to win her fourth title next year and sweep the title through her entire high school career. Marsh also finished second in the long jump, falling just under three inches short of first. Aliyah Newman also made the the podium in the triple jump, finishing fifth. AJ Lazaro broke his own school record again and finished fifth in the 55 hurdles, with a time of 7.54 seconds. He also finished eighth in the triple jump. Freshman Chris Tyree finished sixth in the 55 dash with a time of 6.51. Treshawn Jones took home fifth in the triple jump with a jump og 44 feet 1 inch. Coach Jay Price was thrilled with his team’s last indoor performance. “Just to have all ten kids be all-state honoree, I’ve never had that in my coaching career” exclaimed Price. “I’m tickled to death with that.”
L.C. Bird: The Skyhawks put on quite a performance in Hampton for the 5A State Championship, particularly on the boys’ side. Brotherly tandem Jevon and Jemourri La Pierre continued a stretch of excellence they have kept going all season. Jevon finished third in the long jump, while Jemourri finished thirteenth. Jevon also finished sixth in the 55-meter dash and fourth in the triple jump, to round out an impressive individual state championship performance. Through the post season, the Skyhawks have excelled once again in the 300-meter dash and 500-meter dash. Aaron Lewis and Josiah Hill both raced well. Lewis took third in the 300 and Hill took ninth. In the 500, Hill placed fifth and Lewis placed seventh. L’nya Carpenter shined for the girls’ team, placing sixth in the 500 and third in the triple jump.
Matoaca: The Warriors had three athletes compete in individual events at the 5A Championship over the weekend. Senior transfer Alexis Newberry finished a nice season with an eleventh-place finish in the 500-meter dash. Sophomore Zekia Mcvey jumped a personal best 4 feet 10 inches in the high jump to finish eleventh. Deonte Talley finished 20th in the boys’ long jump.
Meadowbrook: NaDear Raymond was the only Monarchs track athlete competing at the 5A Championship, but he put on a strong showing for his school. Raymond finished seventh in the 55-meter dash, and also finished 16th in the long jump.