, 2015

LHS track teams warm up
for conference meet with
wins over Colonial Beach

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Lancaster won both the girls and boys track and field meets at Charles City last Thursday.

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The Lady Devils won 10 events to contribute to 116.50 points and dominate in team scoring. King & Queen was second in team scoring with 65 points and host Charles City third with 8.5 points.

Aloni Scott won four events and placed second in a fifth to lead Lancaster’s scorers. Scott sprinted to a first place in the 100-meter dash in 13.69 and was second in the 200-meter in 28.86. She swept the jumping events, clearing 4’6” to win the high jump and going 15.1” to win the long jump and 31’6 1/2’ to win the triple jump. 

Lancaster took first, second and third in the triple jump with Jasmyn Tomlin placing second (28’2”) and Tala Henderson third (27’2 1/2”).

Henderson also placed second in the high jump after clearing 4’4” and was fourth in the long jump (13’4”). Tomlin was third in the long jump with a 13’11” leap. 

In throwing events, Lancaster took three spots in the shot put with Jamea Smith winning that with a 28’2” throw. Keondra Jenkins was the runner-up with a 26’1” throw and Essence Noel took fifth with a 20’3” throw. Jenkins also took third in the discus (67’9”). 

On the short track, Scott was followed across the finish line by teammate Destiny Davis, who was the runner-up in the 100-meter dash in 13.94. Henderson was third in 14.17 and Shani Johnson was fifth in 14.91. 

Jolena Towles was fourth in the 200-meter in 30.41. 

Mary Frere paced the distance runners, winning both the half-mile and two-mile races. She ran the 800 in 2:43.25 and the 1600 meter in 5:42.59. 

In the 400, Vilesha Waller took second in 1:06.83 and Zykheia Bullock was third in 1:13.67. 

Lancaster also swept the relay races, winning the 400, 800 and 1600.

Boys meet

In the boys meet, Lancaster all but five events to score 119.50 and win the team title. Charles City was second with 61.5 points, King & Queen third with 36 and Thomas Jefferson fourth with 11. 

Justin Washington and Kaliq Noel led the sprinters with Washington winning the 100-meter dash in 11.43 and the 200-meter dash in 23.62. Noel was the runner-up in the 200 in 23.64 and won the 400 meter dash in 54.96. 

Lancaster had the top four runners in a field of nine in the 800-meter run with Patrick Kelley winning the race in 2:10.03. Ronnie Cutler was second in 2:15.09, Travis Boyd was third in 2:17.71 and Jamil Redmond was fourth in 2:34.70.

In distance races, Boyd was the runner-up in the mile in 5:27.12 and John Richardson was fourth in 6:38.30. 

Cutler ran a 11:33.56 two-mile race to win that event and Drew Smith was third in 12:32.41. 

Henderson also raced his way to two first places in hurdling events, winning the 100-meter in 17.22 and the 300 in 44.91. Henderson finished as the runner-up in the long jump with a 20’4” leap and was third in the triple jump (39’8”). 

Trevon Henderson led Lancaster in the pit, with a 40’4” jump to win the triple jump and a 19’0” leap to place third in the long jump. He also cleared 5’10” to win the high jump. 

In throwing events, Sam Bouis won the discus (100’8”) to lead 17 throwers. He was fourth in the shot put with a 35’11” throw.

Lancaster’s Devante Haskins was the runner-up in the shot put (39’6”) and Bridell Carter was third (38’8”). 

Tyler Barksdale also scored for Lancaster in the discus event, placing fourth with an 85’9” throw. 

Both the girls and boys teams head to Northumberland today (May 22) for the Conference #43 meet. Events begin at 2 p.m.

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