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Lions track teams sweep Jefferson District

Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Louisa County High School indoor track and field team swept the Jefferson District tournament on Feb. 3, with both the boys’ and girls’ teams winning the championship quite handily.

The girls’ team scored 123 points for the top spot. Western Albemarle was second with 96 points and Albemarle rounded out the top three with 53 points. Louisa’s boys’ team tallied 157.5 points, coming in ahead of Charlottesville (73) and Orange County (63).

Leading the way was sophomore Dahja Price who scored first place finishes in the 55-meter dash and long jump events. Price ran the 55-meter dash in 7.49 seconds and set a district record in the long jump with a distance of 18 feet, one inch.

Price also ran on the Lions’ first place 4×200 relay team with seniors Sarah Proctor and Noel Jackowicz and sophomore Neisha Ragland. They won the race with a time of one minute, 54.93 seconds. Proctor earned an individual third-place finish in the 55-meter dash and Jackowicz placed second in the 55-meter hurdles.

Junior Sarah Seay scored a pair of first-place finishes in the distance races, capturing the top spot in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs. She won with respective times of 5:40.01 and 12:28.30.

In the pole vault championships, which were held on Feb. 1, junior Celia Agee placed first for Louisa, clearing a height of 12 feet. Junior Jacob Woodson placed second in the pole vault with a height of 13 feet.

Woodson proved to be a huge asset on the track, winning the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.29 seconds. He also ran on the first place 4×200 and 4×400 relay teams.

Senior Matt West scored an individual win in the 55-meter dash and also ran on both relay teams. Seniors Taylor Haywood and Grant Williams rounded out the 4×200 relay team, which scored a time of 1:38.38.

Williams was also on the 4×400 relay team along with freshman R.J. Brown. The team ran their race in 3:44.09.

Rounding out Louisa’s sweep of the relays, the boys’ 4×800 team of Jaret Grimsley, Taylor Ward, Branden Wood and Carryk Bhattal won their race with a time of 9:16.83.

Junior Dillon Nelson won the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter races for Louisa with times of 4:44.86 and 10:33.47 respectively.

In the field events, sophomore Isaac Haywood brought home two wins for the Lions, taking first in the high jump with a height of six feet, and in the triple jump with a distance of 43 feet, two inches.

Junior Sean Dobb led the Lions in a one-two-three sweep in the shot put, tallying a distance of 45 feet, five inches. Senior Cray Jones (43 feet, 8.5 inches) and sophomore Logan Yancey (40 feet, 1.5 inches) claimed the other two places.

The Lions compete in the Virginia High School League Region 4B tournament on Feb. 8 at the Arthur Ashe Athletic Center in Richmond. Events begin at 10 a.m.

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