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Brown won the 55-meter dash, placed second in the 300 meters and fifth in the high jump, and was a part of the second-place 4x200-meter relay Saturday in the
On the boys side, Phoebus’ Charles Graham qualified for state by finishing second in the 55-meter hurdles.
“All of our runners, our relays, this was their personal best of the season,” Phoebus coach Vernita Brown said. “We are extremely pleased with all the hard work they have shown this year. Hard work pays off; if you put something into it, you get something out of it.”
Phoebus wasn’t the only team to see runners qualify for the state meet. Menchville’s head coach, Daniel Thompson, said his new “natural” athlete, Jada Key, was the first Monarch to qualify for the state meet in the past few years. Key, who recently moved to the
“Jada is what we would call a natural,” Thompson said. “She played basketball the entire season, and we ran her during meets and it paid off for us. And she’s only a freshman.”
Grassfield’s boys and
Warwick’s Ian Barrett made heads turn Saturday. Barrett, who finished first in 35.35 seconds in the 300 meters, was one of two Raider boys who qualified for the state meet. Xavier Murrell, who ran the 55-meter dash, also qualified.
“The kids are competing, they’re out here fighting,” Warwick coach Wendell Holmes said. “Even though a lot of the kids didn’t make it, they worked hard today. That’s all you can really ask for, is do better than you did the last.”
Woodside’s Aaron Worell jumped 48 feet, 4 inches to win the boys triple jump Friday, while Bethel’s Jayme Thomas took the girls triple jump in 36 feet, 10 inches.
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