, 2014

Cavaliers claim dual track wins;
district tournament due next week

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

King William claimed a dual victory in a home invitational last Thursday.

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The Lady Cavaliers won their track and field meet with 93 points and the boys won their meet with 75 points, edging second-place Middlesex by a point.

In the girls meet, West Point was second with 67 points, Lancaster third with 52 and Middlesex fourth with 30.

The Lady Devils won two events with Raven Love winning the 100-meter high hurdles in 19.9, as the only individual medalist.

Lancaster's 4X100-meter relay team also won first place.

Jolena Towles of Lancaster was the runner-up in the 300 hurdles in 1:06.1 and placed fourth in the 100 hurdles in 28.5. Ariana Marsh was fourth in the 300 hurdles in 1:11.5.

Lancaster's Elizabeth Flynn took second in the mile run in 6:10.06 and third in the 800-meter in 2:45.6. Teammate Elizabeth Robertson crossed the finish line in the 800 on Flynn's heals in 2:49.23 for fourth place.

On the short track, Aloni Scott of Lancaster took third in the 100-meter dash in 12.83. Scott was also the runner-up in the long jump with a 14'1 1/2" leap and third in the triple jump with a 28'6" jump.

Also in field events, Lancaster's Taylum Smith was runner-up in the shot put with a 27'11" throw. Amaya Henderson threw the discus 64'5" for third in that event.

In the boys meet, Lancaster won five events and scored 66 points for third place. West Point scored eight points in fourth place.

Kaliq Noel sprinted his way to a win in the 100-meter dash (11.45) and Justin Washington raced to a first in the 200-meter dash (23.6).

In the pit, Tyrell Henderson went 38'7 1/2" to win the triple jump and was second in the long jump with a 19'6 1/2" leap. Henderson was also the runner-up in the high hurdles in 17.17 and the runner-up in the 300-meter hurdles in 43.9.

Noel cleared 5'2" to place third in the high jump.

Nick Whay led Lancaster's distance runners, winning the two-mile race in 11:09 and finishing as the runner-up in the mile in 4:58. Kevin McCartney took second behind Whay in the two-mile in 11:23.

Other LHS sprinters to place were Javonte Smith, who took fourth in the 100 (11.88) and Travis Boyd, who was fifth in the 400 (1:00).

Lancaster's Drew Smith was fifth in the 800-meter in 2:54.51.

In field events, J. Smith threw the shot put 36'5" for fifth place. TreVaughn Davis threw the discus 97' for third in that event and teammate Sam Bouis hurled it 90'10 1/2" for fourth place.

Lancaster's sprinters also won the 4X100-meter race.

Lancaster's track teams will head back to King William for an invitational today (May 9) and go to Northumberland next Thursday, May 16, for the Northern Neck District meet.

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