Eagles, Dukes shine at meet
Prince Edward County High School’s varsity boys outdoor track and field team placed second out of 23 teams that scored at the Gus Lacy Track Classic on Saturday in Fork Union.
“It was nice being second, but we’ve had better performances,” Prince Edward Head Track and Field Coach James Baker said.
The Eagles generated 46.5 points, and their lone first-place finisher was senior Bryan Moses, who won the boys 100-meter dash with a time of 11.15 seconds.
Fork Union Military Academy won the meet as a team with 93.
With 22.5 points, the Lady Eagles placed eighth out of 20 teams that scored.
“That was good, especially with their youth,” Baker said. “That was a good strong performance from them.”
Moses placed second in the boys 200-meter dash, and senior Rajai Walton placed second in the boys 110-meter hurdles and the boys long jump.
“In the 300 hurdles, Rajai fell going over the second hurdle and injured his wrist,” Baker said. “He actually got up after he fell and finished fourth overall, so he probably would have won it.”
The coach said he is waiting to hear about the severity of Walton’s injury and his recovery time.
The Lady Eagles 4×400-meter relay team placed second with a new school-record time of four minutes, 15.46 seconds. The relay team featured sophomore Jordan Booker, freshman Mia Seay, junior Montiera Wynn and freshman Naomi Jones.
Cumberland High School had two fourth-place finishers: junior Keyshawn Diming in the boys high jump and senior Tonishea Ford in the girls discus throw.
Cumberland’s boys visit Fork Union on Wednesday and its girls visit Nottoway High School on Thursday. Prince Edward hosts a meet Wednesday, April 19.