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Louisa track teams score district titles

Posted on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Bowen Varney leads a tight field of competitors in the 800-meter run at the Jefferson District Championship track meet on April 30. Photo by Chris Campbell.

The Louisa Lions boys’ and girls’ track and field teams brought home the top prize in the Jefferson District championship meet at Fluvanna County High School on April 30, as well as a number of individual wins.

The boys’ team scored 128 points to win the title. Helping them get there were wins from Bowen Varney in the 800-meter run and Jacob Woodson in the 300-meter hurdles. Varney finished in two minutes, 1.92 seconds, and Woodson’s winning time was 40.47 seconds.

The duo teamed up for the 4×400 relay, along with Robert Brown and Isaac Haywod for a first-place finish, with a time of 3:28.10. Varney also ran on the championship 4×800 relay team with Nicholas Emmert, Joel Chavez and Dillon Nelson. The team’s winning time was 8:32.86.

Woodson snagged first place in the pole vault with a height of 13 feet, six inches, and Haywood won the triple jump with a season best 45 feet, 10.75 inches.

The girls’ team won the district championship with 199 points.

Dahja Price garnered individual wins in the 100- and 200-meter dash events, and ran the anchor leg of the 4×100 relay race. She and teammates DaShay Shelton, Daizhane Hunter and Neisha Ragland won the event with a time of 50.29 seconds.

(Article by Joseph Haney)

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s May 9, 2019 issue.

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