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Louisa track teams clean up at home

Posted on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Dahja Price attempts to clear the bar in the high jump competition during the track team’s Jefferson District invitational on March 27.

Louisa’s track teams opened their season with a home Jefferson District invitational on March 27. The Lions took the top prizes in the boys’ and girls’ meets.

Louisa’s girls team scored 213.5 points to win the meet, while the boys earned 158.33. Fluvanna placed second in both competitions, while Albemarle’s teams finished third.

Helping lead the girls to their victory, junior Dahja Price scored first-place finishes in the 100- and 200-meter dash races (12.56 seconds and 26.97 seconds), and in the long jump (16 feet, 6.5 inches). She also ran the anchor leg of the 4×100 relay, securing a first-place finish along with teammates Neisha Ragland, Daizhane Hunter and DaShay Shelton.

Sophie Karney also garnered multiple first-place finishes, winning the 100- and 300-meter hurdles races with respective times of 16.09 seconds and 48.21 seconds. Cierra Caicedo and Alayna Campbell garnered respective first- and second-place finishes in the 3,200-meter run. Caicedo finished the race in 12 minutes, while Campbell ran the distance in 12:51.54.

The Lions also fared well in the field events. Ahteara Winn won the high jump with a height of five feet, Celia Agee cleared 11 feet, six inches to claim the top prize in the pole vault and Dezmajia Carter led a Louisa one-two-three sweep in the triple jump with a distance of 33 feet, 5.75 inches. Susan Frierson and Diymond Brooks finished second and third, respectively.

(Article by Joseph Haney)

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s April 4, 2019 issue.

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