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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