Historic Triangle Track Athletes Stand Out at Conn Madden Relays

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Alexis Brender A' Brandis took first place in the triple jump during the Conn Madden Relays. (file photo)
Alexis Brender A’ Brandis took first place in the triple jump during the Conn Madden Relays. (file photo)

Three Historic Triangle schools — Lafayette, York and Walsingham Academy — saw their athletes thrive during the Conn Madden Relays held at John B. Todd Stadium in Newport News over the weekend.

Lafayette and York athletes had strong performances in Division A, which is reserved for public schools. Walsingham Academy also performed well in Division B, which is for private schools.

Lafayette’s Selena Jones finished second in the 300-meter hurdles, while her teammate Talisha Hairston took fifth in the event. Hairston and Jones also took fifth and sixth in the 400-meter hurdles, respectively.

The Rams finished third in the 4×100-meter relay and third in the 4×200-meter relay. Lafayette also earned solid finishes in other relays, including a second-place finish in the 1,600-meter sprint medley and first in the distance medley relay.

York finished second in the 4×200-meter relay and fourth in the 4×800-meter relay. The Falcons also earned a second-place finish in the 4×1600-meter relay and fifth in the distance medley relay.

Peyton Blanding of Lafayette took first place in the girls pole vault with a winning height of 9-0. Also winning in a field event was Alexis Brender A’Brandis, who placed first in the triple jump with a leap of 35-11.

Lafayette’s Serenity Chavez finished second in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:27.07.

York’s Megan Gingery finished fifth in the triple jump with a distance of 32-3 1/2.

On the boys side, Lafayette had strong performances in the high jump. Devon Underwood took first place with a height of 6-5, while teammate Michael Tyler placed second with a jump of 6-2.

Jax Palmer finished second in the pole vault after clearing 10-6. Tyler Jump took third place in the shot put with a best throw of 41-10. His teammate Dion Bartlett finished sixth with a throw of 39-5 1/2.

York’s Ryan Born finished second in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 41.60. He also took second in the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 57.54.

The Falcons earned a sixth-place finish in the boys high jump thanks to Kyle Mastracci clearing 5-10. Teammate Hagan Treacy finished fourth in the shot put with a throw of 39-8.

In Division B, Walsingham Academy finished third in the girls 4×200-meter relay, second in the 4×400-meter relay and second in the 4×800-meter relay. The Trojans took first place in the girls distance medley relay.

Walsingham’s Chris Correll finished first in the boys 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:05.86.

The Walsingham boys placed third in the 4×200-meter relay, second in the 4×400-meter relay and second in the 4×800-meter relay. The Trojans won the 1,600-meter sprint medley.

To see full results from this meet, click here.