Heart of Virginia athletes compete in invitational

Published 9:24 am Thursday, July 13, 2017

The 31st running of the Cannonball Cooper Invitational track and field meet featured at least eight student-athletes from the Heart of Virginia. The group included, from left, Makayla Morris, Nia Lee, Shalom Yishrael, Emanual Williams, Tim Slater, Saye Woodard, Elizabeth McElfresh and Deante Trent. The invitational was an age group competition, with divisions for competitors ranging in age from 5 to 18, plus an open division. In the girls 15- to 16-year-old division, Morris won the high jump with a five-foot jump. She also placed third in the triple jump with a 32-foot 5-inch leap. In the girls 11- and 12-year-old division, Woodard won the long jump with a 12-8 mark. In the boys 17- to 18-year old division, Trent placed second in the discus with a 99–11 1/2 throw and third in the shot put with a 34-10 1/2 throw. In the boys 13- to 14-year-old division, Slater finished third in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 11 minutes, 30.52 seconds. In the girls 11-12 division, McElfresh placed third in the 3,000 with a 14:11.97 time and fourth in the 1,500 with a 6:52.06 time. In the girls 15-16 division, Lee placed sixth in the triple jump with a 26-5 leap. (To nominate your favorite team or standout group for High Five!, email a photograph and names of people pictured to HighFive@FarmvilleHerald.com.)

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