Louisa Lions finish as regional runners-up

Louisa County High School’s indoor track and field teams traveled to Woodberry Forest School to compete in the Virginia High School League Region 4B tournament on Feb. 9. The boys’ team placed third and the girls’ team finished second. Junior Dahja Price led the girls’ team with a pair of first-place finishes, winning the 55-meter

Tyrek Shelton (l) and Robert Morgan race to the finish line in the 55-meter dash. Photo by Chris Campbell.

Louisa County High School’s indoor track and field teams traveled to Woodberry Forest School to compete in the Virginia High School League Region 4B tournament on Feb. 9. The boys’ team placed third and the girls’ team finished second.

Junior Dahja Price led the girls’ team with a pair of first-place finishes, winning the 55-meter dash and the long jump. She ran a season best 7.30 seconds in the 55-meter dash and won the long jump with a distance of 17 feet, 3.25 inches.

Price also competed in the high jump and 55-meter hurdles events. She placed second in the high jump with a season best four feet, 10 inches, and third in the hurdles with a time of 8.75 seconds.

Junior Cierra Caicedo ran a season best race in the 3,200-meter run, finishing in 11:31.05. She also placed second in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:21.91.

Senior Celia Agee cleared a height of 11 feet, six inches in the pole vault to take home the top prize, while sophomore Chloe Fritz placed second with a height of nine feet. Freshman Dezmajia Carter earned a season best 34 feet, 2.5 inches in the triple jump to take second place.

(Article by Joseph Haney)

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s Feb. 14, 2019 issue.