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Louisa Lions sweep home meet

Posted on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Chris Askew (l) takes the baton from Robert Morgan to start the third leg of the boys’ 4×200 relay.

Louisa County High School’s indoor track and field teams hosted Jefferson District rivals Albemarle, Charlottesville and Fluvanna on Dec. 19 for their first Polar Bear meet of the season. Both the boys’ and girls’ track teams swept the field, scoring several first-place finishes along the way.

Junior Dahja Price led the Lions’ girls’ team with four first-place finishes. On the track, she won the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.59 seconds and led a Louisa sweep of the 55-meter hurdles with a 9.47 second first place time. Junior Sophie Karney and sophomore Olivia Hurley placed second and third with respective times of 9.53 and 9.94 seconds.

Price also led Louisa sweeps in the high jump and long jump competitions with respective results of four feet, eight inches and 16 feet, seven inches. Sophomore Chloe Fritz and senior Susan Frierson tied for second in the high jump, while sophomore Diymond Brooks and freshman Dezmajia Carter leaped to respective second- and third-place finishes in the long jump.

Junior Cierra Caicedo led the field in the 1,000-meter run with a winning time of 3:20.82, while her classmates Alayna Campbell, Breeana Wilson and Rachel Cleal cleaned up in the 3,200-meter run.

Carter placed first in the triple jump with a distance of 32 feet, nine inches. Frierson and Brooks placed second and third with distances of 32 feet,  four inches and 31 feet, one inch, respectively.

Junior Abby Grove cleared seven feet, six inches for the top prize in the pole vault, while sophomore Alicia Woodfolk won the shot put with a distance of 28 feet, seven inches.

In total, the Lions scored 131 points, finishing well ahead of Albemarle (39) and Fluvanna (31).

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s Dec. 27, 2018 issue.

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