Group 3A, 4A state track meet concludes after delay

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Tabb's Maya Hanks placed well in multiple events. (file photo)
Tabb’s Maya Hanks placed well in multiple events. (file photo)

After narrowly avoiding cancellation, the Group 3A and 4A state outdoor track and field championships concluded Wednesday at Harrisonburg High School.

In Group 4A, the Lafayette girls track and field team finished tied for second in their group with 55 points. Grafton tied for 17th place with 16 team points.

Lafayette’s Brooke Crookston placed second in the 1,600-meter run in a time of 5:13.32. Grafton’s Maya Caden and Kira Freedman finished fifth and sixth, respectively. Lafayette’s Serenity Chavez took seventh in the event.

Lafayette teammates Summer Chambers and Chavez each earned points in the 800-meter run, placing fourth and fifth, respectively. Crookston finished eighth in the event for the Rams.

Delaney Savedge of Lafayette placed seventh in the 3,200-meter run in a time of 11:30.01.¬†Selena Jones and Alexis Brender A’ Brandis placed fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 300-meter hurdles for Lafayette.

The Lafayette’s girls 4×100-meter relay team of Kenya Holiday, Kasiah Blake, Jones and Audrey Hurley took third place. The Rams placed fourth in the 4×400-meter relay with a team consisting of Chambers, Blake, Jones and Hurley.

Grafton’s 4×800-meter relay team of Samantha Wanderer, Freedman, Caden and Allison Kenney finished second in 9:27.28. Lafayette placed fourth with a time of 9:38.79.

Brender A’ Brandis finished fifth in the long jump with a jump of 17-4 1/4. She also placed fifth in the triple jump, clearing 37-1 1/2.

Grafton’s Kyla Walker earned a point in the high jump, placing eighth with a height of 5-0.¬†Lafayette’s Peyton Blanding finished seventh in the pole vault with a height of 10-0.

Lafayette’s boys finished fifth in the team competition with 43 points. Jamestown came in 14th place with 14 points, while Grafton rounded out the Historic Triangle teams in 26th place with eight points.

Grafton’s Price Owens placed second in the 3,200-meter run in a time of 9:21.55.

Lafayette’s Konrad Steck finished fourth in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 9:26.29 and fifth in the 800-meter run in a time of 1:56.60.

Jamestown’s 4×100-meter relay team consisting of Zach Pennycuff, Jordan Willis, Darius Reed and Jordan Turner finished second in a time of 41.89. Lafayette’s team of Hezekiah Grimsley, Derrick Abson, Michael Tyler and Rashawn Smith finished eighth.

Lafayette’s 4×400-meter relay team of Devon Underwood, Smith, Keelan Hendricks and Abson finished eighth. The Rams placed eighth in the 4×800-meter relay.

Tyler earned a second-place finish in the long jump with a distance of 22-0, while Willis placed third with a jump of 21-8 1/4. Tyler also earned third place in the triple jump, clearing 45-10, and fourth in the high jump with a height of 6-4.

Lafayette’s Jax Palmer placed sixth in the pole vault with a height of 12-0. His teammate, Tyler Jump, took second in the discus with a throw of 156-8.

To see full results from the Group 4A meet, click here.

Group 3A

In Group 3A, Tabb’s girls placed seventh with 49 points. Warhill tied for 18th place with seven points, while York tied for 23rd with five points.

Tabb’s Maya Hanks opened the competition with a fifth-place finish in the 100-meter dash. Her teammate Emily Wright took seventh in the 400-meter dash.

Lindsey Blanks of Tabb finished fourth in the 1,600-meter run in a time of 5:16.96. She also placed third in the 3,200-meter run with a season-best time of 10:54.30.

Warhill’s 4×100-meter relay team of Jasmine Pryor, Kaitlyn Lassiter, Braelyn Lassiter and Akira Wallace took fifth.

Tabb’s 4×400-meter relay team finished second in 4:01.80, while Warhill’s team took sixth place in 4:12.46. The Tigers also earned second place in the 4×800-meter relay in a time of 9:27.13.

Hanks placed third in the long jump with a distance of 17-5 1/2, while York’s Megan Gingery took sixth in a distance of 16-6 1/2. Hanks also won the triple jump with a distance of 39-8 1/2. Gingery took seventh in the event with a distance of 35-5 1/2.

In the boys competition, Tabb finished in ninth place with 28.33 points. York finished 21st with seven points, and Warhill took 25th place with four points.

Allen Blair of Tabb finished third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.04. He also took second place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.89, as well as fifth in the long jump.

Tabb’s Nikolas Childs finished fourth in the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 15.29. In the 300-meter hurdles, York’s Ryan Born finished eighth with 41.07.

In the 4×100-meter relay, Tabb’s team of Childs, Larry Ingram, TJ Jones and Blair finished sixth in a time of 44.04.

Warhill’s 4×800-meter relay team of Nick Rogers, Ruben Davila, Spencer Conti and Hezekiah Hayes finished fifth in a time of 8:21.43.

York’s Kyle Mastracci placed eighth in the high jump with a height of 6-0. His teammate Tyler Christian finished fourth in the discus throw with a distance of 146-0.

Tabb’s Christian Payne rounded out the Historic Triangle point-scorers with a seventh-place finish in the pole vault.

To see full results from the Group 3A meet, click here.