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Louisa Lions edge out Trojans for regional title

Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Ahtera Winn attempts to clear the bar in the high jump competition, working her way to a first-place finish.

Half of a point may not seem like much, but for Louisa County’s girls’ track team, it was the difference between being crowned regional champions and finishing in second place.

“We’ve been on the short end of the stick a number of times,” Lions’ coach Jerry Cutright said. “It’s good to be on the plus side of things.”

The Lions scored a total of 135.5 points throughout the Virginia High School League Region 4B championship meet held at Louisa County High School on May 21. Midlothian’s team scored 135 points for a close second-place finish, and Hanover rounded out the top three with 116.5 points. The win marks the first time that Louisa’s girls’ track team has beaten the Trojans at the regional level.

The Lions earned several top place finishes throughout the meet to help them earn their winning score. Dahja Price won the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.38 seconds and finished second in the 200-meter dash, coming in at 26.38 seconds.

Price also ran on Louisa’s winning 4×100 relay team along with teammates Daizhane Hunter, Neisha Ragland and DaShay Shelton, and placed second in the long jump with a distance of 17 feet, four inches.

Ahteara Winn led the field in the high jump with a winning height of five feet, while teammate Susan Frierson finished third with a height of four feet, 10 inches. Celia Agee and Chloe Fritz captured respective first- and second-place finishes in the pole vault. Agee won with a height of 11 feet, six inches, while Fritz cleared nine feet, six inches.

(Article by Joseph Haney)

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s May 30, 2019 issue.

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