Prince Edward girls and boys teams each finish 2nd in Region 2A track & field

Published 8:29 pm Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Prince Edward County High School’s varsity girls and boys outdoor track and field teams finished as runners-up at the Region 2A Championships in Richmond on May 22. The host team, Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School won both the girls and boys team competitions with 183 and 164 points, respectively. The Prince Edward Lady Eagles finished with 118 points, 44 ahead of the third-place team, and the Eagles finished with 82 points, one ahead of the third-place team. Leading Prince Edward’s girls team was sophomore Haniyyah Johnson, who individually finished first in the girls 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and long jump. Additionally, the Lady Eagles’ 4×100-meter relay team won, as did junior Makayla Morris in the girls high jump. In the above photo on left, pictured are, from left, in front, Jayla Calhoun; middle row, Salma Muhammad, Kiera Walker, Nia Lee, Haniyyah Johnson; back row, Josephine Hemmer, Naomi Jones, Makayla Morris and Trimaya Cash. Prince Edward’s boys team had only one first-place finish, reaching the line first in the boys 4×100-meter relay. But the Eagles had many high-placing athletes. Among those Eagles placing second were junior Abdul Johnson in the boys 100-meter dash, senior Tajh White in the boys 400-meter dash and senior Rah’Quan Payne in the boys long jump. Payne also placed third in the boys triple jump, while Abdul Johnson placed third in the long jump. In the above photo on right, pictured are, from left, front row, Markel Jackson, Hyat Knan, J’Sean Dupuy, Reshaud Brown, Jarvin Perkins; back row, Nathan Hamilton, Saad Khan, Tajh White, Jarmal Joyner, Rah’Quan Payne, Chris Hicks and Abdul Johnson. The Virginia High School League Class 2 Outdoor Track and Field State Championships will be held Friday and Saturday at East Rockingham High School in Elkton.