Johnson, 4×200 relay team lead Prince Edward

Published 11:22 pm Thursday, February 7, 2019

Prince Edward County High School’s track and field program produced four first-place finishes at the recent Dinwiddie Winter Bash, a polar bear meet held outside of Dinwiddie High School.

The Lady Eagles’ 4×200-meter relay team placed first with a time of one minute, 56.92 seconds. The team, pictured above, consisted of, from left, Salma Muhammad, Haniyyah Johnson, Nia Lee and Naomi Jones.

Johnson, a sophomore, won first in the girls long jump with a 16-foot-10-inch leap, the longest jump of any of the girls this season at this point. She also won the girls 55-meter dash with a time of 7.69 seconds.

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Eagles junior Abdul Johnson won the boys long jump with a 20-3 1/2 leap.

Muhammad, a senior, was third in the girls 55, with a 7.90-second time, and fourth in the long jump, with a 15-1 1/2 leap.

Prince Edward’s girls team finished fourth out of 12 teams competing, and the boys team finished eight out of 14 teams.

Cumberland County High School was also represented at the meet. Its boys team placed 10th and the girls placed 12th.

Leading the Dukes was senior Justin Stimpson, who placed second in the boys 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:59.60.

Lady Eagles junior Naomi Jones finished third in the girls 300-meter dash with a time of 45.57 seconds.

“That time qualifies her to the state meet in that event,” Prince Edward Head Coach James Baker said.

Johnson finished fifth in the boys triple jump, producing a 37-10 1/2 result.

Placing sixth at the meet for Prince Edward were senior Nia Lee in the girls 55-meter hurdles, sophomore Jayla Calhoun in the girls shot put and sophomore Jarvin Perkins in the boys triple jump.

In a four-way tie for seventh in the girls high jump were Cumberland senior Tayanna Bradley and Cumberland junior Jordan Cooke.

For Prince Edward, freshman Tim Slater improved his 1,600-meter run time to 5:13.68, and freshman Nathan Hamilton improved his 1,000-meter run time to 3:27.33.