PE Boys Take Third At Bradford Relays

Published 4:30 pm Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Prince Edward County High School track team took part in the Vince Bradford Relays last Saturday at E. C. Glass High School in Lynchburg.

The host school won both the boys and girls division in the varsity competition. The PECHS boys team was in second place until the last event of the day, but was nipped by Liberty Christian Academy which won the four by four hundred to take home the runner up trophy.

The Eagles were led by Senior Rashaad Walton who won the 100 meters with a time of 11.03 seconds. He also won the long jump with an official leap of 22 feet, five inches.

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However information supplied by a meet official indicated that on one of his jumps the tape was read incorrectly and it should have been 23 feet, 11 inches.

Walton also placed fifth in the triple jump with a jump of 42 feet, three inches.

Senior Tyrek Goode threw a personal best of 50 feet, seven inches to take third in the shot put. His throw of 129 feet, one inch was good for fifth in the discus.

Also competing but not placing in the shot put was Ajavious Watkins, who threw a personal best of 40 feet, ten inches. This was an improvement of over three feet and was good enough for him to finish in 11th place.

A junior Marquis Fitzgerald placed third in the 110m hurdles with a time of 16.17. Dante Moseley competed in the 100m (12.4) and long jump. Derek Robertson finished 12th overall in the high jump at five feet, six inches.

“This was a remarkable performance for the guys in light of the fact they were missing some key individuals. That resulted in them being unable to run two relays that had a very good chance of placing,” said PECHS head track coach James Baker. “Potentially, the boys could have placed in a couple of other events as well.”

As a result of their performances, Walton has already qualified to the AA state track meet in the long jump and100m. Goode has qualified to the state meet in the shot put.

Competing for the girls Katrina Jones threw a personal best of 84 feet, eight inches to place 12th overall. Delantra Nash ran the 100m (13.4) and participated in the long jump and triple jump.

Shantiaya Lewis competed in the shot put with a put of 24 feet, eight and one half inch. Eunity Woodard competed in the long jump.

The track team will next compete on April 17 at home in a dual meet and will then travel to the Amherst Invitational on April 21.