The reigning Virginia High School League triple jump champion added another notch to his crown this weekend. Louisa County High School junior Isaac Haywood led a 19-athlete field with a season best 47 foot jump to claim the title at the VHSL Class 4 state championship in Lynchburg on May 31-June 1.
“That was one of the highlights of the day,” Lions coach Jerry Cutright said.
The win marks Haywood’s fourth state championship title in the triple jump. He won in both the indoor and outdoor track seasons in his sophomore year, and earned a third title in the 2018-19 indoor track season.
In addition to his win in the triple jump, Haywood earned a medal in the 300-meter hurdles, finishing eighth with a time of 41.17 seconds. He also competed in the high jump, finishing just off the podium in 12th place.
Several other Lions finished in the top eight to earn individual medals throughout the two-day meet. Junior Dahja Price earned a third-place finish in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.87 seconds. She also earned a medal in the 4×100 relay event, as she and teammates juniors DaShay Shelton and Neisha Ragland and sophomore Diazhane Hunter placed sixth in the event.
(Article by Joseph Haney)
This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s June 6, 2019 issue.