Moses leads PE at Fred Hardy Invitational

Published 1:24 pm Thursday, January 26, 2017

Senior Bryan Moses’ first-place finish in the boys 55-meter dash helped drive a fourth-place finish out of 23 teams by the Prince Edward County High School varsity boys indoor track team at the Fred Hardy Invitational held at Fork Union Military Academy on Saturday.

Fork Union won among the boys teams with 53.5 points, while the Eagles finished with 44 points.

The Lady Eagles produced 20 points to finish ninth out of 24 teams. Colonial Forge High School took first with 128 points.

Moses came into the meet with a seed time of 6.64 seconds in the 55. He produced a personal-best time of 6.52 seconds in the preliminary heat and won the final by finishing in 6.54 seconds.

He also was part of the Eagles 4×200-meter relay team that placed third with a time of one minute, 38.70 seconds. The squad also included senior Rajai Walton, junior Zion Lewis and senior Brandon Scott.

Walton accounted for 18 of Prince Edward’s 44 points in his individual events. He took third in the boys long jump with a 20-foot, 10-inch leap, he claimed third in the high jump with a 6-04 leap, he earned fourth in the triple jump with a 41-11 mark and he garnered fifth in the 300-meter dash, finishing in 38.30 seconds.

Senior Markeem Trent came in third in the shot put after producing a 44-foot, 6-inch throw, and Scott took fourth in the 55 after a 6.66-second finish.

The Prince Edward girls were led by sophomore Jordan Booker, who came in third in both the girls long jump and the triple jump, with marks of 15-1 1/2 and 32-06, respectively. Her individual finishes generated 12 of her team’s 20 points, and she was also part of the girls 4×400-meter relay team that placed fifth with a time of 4:40.74, and the 4×200 relay team that placed sixth with a time of 1:58.34.

Joining Booker on the 4×400 team were freshmen Mia Seay and Naomi Jones and junior Montiera Wynn. Booker, Seay, sophomore Salma Muhammad and freshman Makayla Morris made up the 4×200 team.

Morris placed fourth in the high jump with a 5-foot leap, and Muhammad finished sixth in the triple jump with a 29-01 mark.

Most of Cumberland High School’s team was out with the flu, but it did have some representation at the meet. Senior Matthew Bapties was the top finisher for the Dukes, recording a 2:52.47 time in the boys 1,000-meter run to finish seventh.

Prince Edward’s Walton and Moses were among the limited number of athletes accepted to compete in the Virginia Tech Premier High School Invitational set for Friday and Saturday. Walton will compete in the high jump and long jump, while Moses will run in the 55.