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Louisa Lions clean up in home meet

Posted on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Shylek Washington competes in the long jump competition at the Lions’ home invitational on April 24.

Louisa’s track and field teams swept the competition in a home Jefferson District invitational on April 24. The girls’ team accumulated 261.5 points to win the day, while the boys garnered 168 points for the win.

Western Albemarle’s girls’ team finished second with 108.5 points and Albemarle placed a distant third with 62 points. Monticello’s boys’ team scored 77.5 points to edge out Western Albemarle and take second place. The Warriors scored 74 points for a third-place team finish.

The Lions scored a number of first-place finishes throughout the meet. Dezmajia Carter led the field in the 100-meter dash with a winning time of 13.28 seconds. Daizhane Hunter finished a close second, finishing in 13.32 seconds.

Carter also won the girls’ triple jump with a distance of 35 feet, 2.5 inches, leading a Louisa sweep of the event. Susan Frierson was second with a distance of 33 feet, 10.5 inches and Diymond Brooks placed third with a jump of 33 feet, 0.5 inches.

Dahja Price brought home several first-place finishes in both track and field events for Louisa. She won the 200-meter dash, running the course in 26.46 seconds, and led a Lions’ sweep in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.04 seconds. Olivia Hurley (17 seconds) and Sydney Cherry (17.5 seconds) finished second and third, respectively.

Price also led a Louisa sweep in the long jump with a distance of 16 feet, 11 inches. Carter and Brooks rounded out the top three with respective jumps of 15 feet, 10.5 inches and 15 feet, 3.75 inches.

(Article by Joseph Haney)

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s May 2, 2019 issue.

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