Lady Dukes win conference title, PE girls 4×400-meter win conference championship

Published 1:46 pm Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Cumberland County High School girls track and field team was triumphant at the Group 1A Conference 42 Outdoor Track and Field Championships on May 18 in Charles City.

“The Lady Dukes displayed their powerfully terrific team chemistry, led by Conference 42 track-voted Female Athlete of the Year Ebony Jones and new school record-setter Munirah Fulani in 1600 meters, breaking (the) two-week-old record of teammate Ruby Yarborough,” said Cumberland track and field coach Kenneth Jasey.

The Lady Dukes finished with 158 points, well ahead of second-place Middlesex, which had 118.

Ebony Jones claimed first place in the 100-meter dash, 400-meter dash and the triple jump.

The Cumberland boys team finished third, generating 87 points, while Middlesex won with 146. The Dukes were led by Timothy Jackson, who placed first in the shot put and discus throw.

Prince Edward County High School’s boys and girls teams each took third in the Group 2A Conference 34 Outdoor Track and Field Championships on May 18 at Prince Edward.

The Eagles produced 78 points, while the Lady Eagles finished with 62. Brunswick won both the boys’ and girls’ sides, generating 113 and 165 points, respectively.

Montiera Wynn was victorious in the 400, while Lionel Bowles took first in the 400 for the boys.

Wynn was also part of the 4×400-meter relay team that won. The team also included Tra’liyha Dabney, Salma Muhammad and Jordan Booker.

Buckingham County High School’s girls team generated 50 points to place fifth in the Conference 37 Outdoor Track and Field Championships on May 18 at Appomattox County High School.

Keana Jones claimed second in the discus throw, and Jamiyah Gough took second in the 200-meter dash.

The Buckingham boys team had only three athletes competing and did not generate any points.