Lady Eagles finish as regional runners-up

Published 12:51 pm Thursday, February 20, 2020

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Prince Edward County High School’s varsity girls team placed second at the 2020 Virginia High School League (VHSL) Region 1A/2A Indoor Track and Field Championships Feb. 13 at the Arthur Ashe Center in Richmond.

The Prince Edward varsity boys team placed third.

The Lady Eagles accumulated 98 points behind only Bruton High School, which won with 141 points, in a field of 15 teams.

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Leading the way for the Lady Eagles was junior Haniyyah Johnson. She became the regional champion in the girls 55-meter dash with a time of 7.54 seconds and in the girls shot put with a 35-foot-9 1/2-inch throw. She finished second in the girls long jump, falling short of first by only three quarters of an inch. Her leap was 15 feet, 11 inches.

Johnson was also the anchor leg on the second-place 4×200-meter relay team that finished with a time of 1:59.63. Joining her on the team were senior Makayla Morris, senior Naomi Jones and junior Kiera Walker.

Morris won the girls triple jump with a 33-10 3/4 result. She was third in the girls high jump with a 4-10 leap and third in the girls 55-meter hurdles with a 9.66-second time. She also placed fourth in the long jump with a 15-4 result.

The Lady Eagles 4×400-meter relay team won with a time of 5:00.63. The team was comprised of freshman Laila Jones, Walker, Naomi Jones and freshman Saye Woodard.

Woodard placed second in the girls 500-meter dash with a time of 1:31.81.

Naomi Jones was fourth in the girls 300-meter dash with a time of 48.12 seconds. Laila Jones was fourth in the girls 1000-meter run by running a personal-record time of 3:38.70. This was a 10-second improvement.

The Prince Edward boys finished with 76 points behind only Bruton, which had 114.5, and John Marshall High School, which had 89, out of 13 teams to score.

Leading the way for the Eagles was junior Hayat Khan. He won the boys 1,600-meter run in 4:49.77 and the boys 1,000-meter run in 2:53.11.

Junior Jarvin Perkins was regional boys triple jump champion with a 41-7 1/4 result. He was also fourth in the boys long jump with a 19-11 1/2 leap.

Junior Reshaud Brown recorded a 20-2 leap for second in the long jump and a 5-4 leap for fourth in the boys high jump. Sophomore Tim Slater was third in the 1,600 with a 5:12.13 time. Senior Abdul Johnson was third in the boys 55-meter dash with a time of 6.82 seconds.