Eagles named runner-up
The Prince Edward County High School boys indoor track team competed at the Virginia High School League 1A/2A State Indoor Track meet at Liberty University on Feb. 24-25, and returned home as the state runner-up.
The team trailed Maggie Walker, who finished 50 points ahead of Prince Edward.
The boys were led in scoring by Rajai Walton, who became the state champion in long jump with a length of 20’5”. Walton came in second in the high jump (6’5”), fourth in triple jump (41’10.25”) and eighth in the 300-meter run with a time of 38.92 seconds.
Brandon Scott placed second in the 55-meter dash with a time of 6.70, and Brian Moses placed fourth in the same event with a 6.79 time.
Lional Bowles placed sixth in the 500-meter event with a new school record time of 1:11.83.
Markeem Trent placed seventh in shot put with a throw of 43’1.50”.
Walton, Moses, Scott and Dennis Dubose also participated in the 200-meter relay and place second with a time of 1:37.07.
The girls indoor track team was led by Montiera Wynn, who place second in the 300-meter event with a time of 44.26 which was .02 seconds behind the first-place finisher. She also took third in the 500-meter event with a time of 1:24.05.
The girls 4X400-meter relay team was comprised of Jordan Booker, Makayla Booker, Salma Muhammad and Wynn. They placed eighth in the the relay with a 4:43 time.
Jordan Booker, Makayla Booker, Muhammad and Tanasia Miller participated in the 4X200-meter relay and placed ninth with a time of 1:59.53 to round out the team’s success.