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Louisa Lions score all-state track and field honors

Posted on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Issac Haywood competes in the long jump competition at the state indoor track meet on Feb. 22. Photo by Chris Campbell.

The Louisa indoor track and field team closed its season at the Virginia High School League Class 4 state championships at Roanoke College in Salem on Feb. 22-23.

Junior Issac Haywood repeated as the state triple jump champion, scoring first place with a winning jump of 46 feet, seven inches.

“I wanted to do all I could to win it again, and on my first jump I just gave it all I had,” Haywood said. “That first jump turned out to be my winning jump.”

In addition to winning the state title for the second year in a row, Haywood also qualified for the New Balance National Indoor track championship March 8-10 in New York City. At the state meet, he also competed in the long jump, where he earned all-state honors with his sixth-place distance of 20 feet, seven inches.

Seniors Mark Carter and Jacob Woodson also brought home all-state honors for Louisa. Carter tied for fourth-place in the high jump with a final result of six feet, while Woodson cleared 13 feet, six inches in the pole vault to finish third. Woodson also ran in the 55-meter hurdles, placing seventh with a time of 8.28 seconds.

(Article by Joseph Haney)

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s Feb. 28, 2019 issue.

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