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Louisa Lady Lions claim top spot on the track

Posted on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Savannah Marcum competes in the high jump for Louisa.

The Louisa Lions’ girls’ indoor track and field team was crowned Jefferson District Champions at Fork Union Miltary Academy on Feb. 2.

Helping lead the Lions to victory was junior Dahja Price, who scored first place finishes in the 55-meter dash, high jump and hurdles, and finishing second in the 55-meter hurdles behind Orange County’s Hannah Snodgrass. Price earned season-best results in the 55-meter dash (7.33 seconds), 55-meter hurdles (8.88 seconds) and long jump (17 feet, 6.25 inches) along the way.

Junior Cierra Caicedo placed first in the 3,200-meter run, finishing in 11 minutes, 45.64 seconds. She also represented Louisa in the 1,600-meter run in which she finished second with a time of 5:36.27.

Senior Celia Agee led the field in the pole vault, clearing 11 feet, three inches for the winning result, while freshman Dezmajia Carter won the triple jump with a distance of 33 feet, four inches.

Sophomore Diymond Brooks finished second in the long jump with a distance of 16 feet, two inches, and senior Susan Frierson placed second in the triple jump with a distance of 33 feet, 2.5 inches.

Louisa’s 4×200 relay team, consisting of Price, juniors Niesha Ragland and Sophie Karney and sophomore Daizhane Hunter, led the six-team field with a time of 1:52.44. The 4×400 and 4×800 teams finished second and third respectively.

The Lions totaled 131 points to win the district title. Albmarle’s team was second with 95 points, while Charlottesville and Western Albmarle tied for third with 54 points.

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s Feb. 7, 2019 issue.

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