Louisa County High School sophomore Isaac Haywood is already leaving his mark on the Lions’ track and field team. At the Virginia High School League Class 4 state championship meet on Feb. 23-24, Haywood not only won the triple jump event, but his final result, 46 feet, nine inches, qualified him for the New Balance National Indoor championship meet in New York City March 9-11.
“Haywood’s performance was outstanding considering that he is a relative newcomer to the sport,” Lions’ head coach Jerry Cutright said.
Haywood will be one of three Lions making the trip to New York. Junior Celia Agee qualified for the championship in pole vault at a meet at Fork Union Military Academy on Dec. 6, clearing a height of 11 feet, seven inches. Sophomore Dahja Price qualified in the long jump on Feb. 3 at the Jefferson District Championship meet with a result of 18 feet, one inch.
In addition to Haywood’s state championship, the Lions earned a number of all-state results throughout the tournament. Agee placed second in the girls’ pole vault competition, clearing 11 feet, six inches for her final result. In the boys’ pole vault, junior Jacob Woodson also scored a second place finish for Louisa with a height of 13 feet, six inches.