Henderson helps lead Lady Dukes to third in region

Published 10:56 am Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Cumberland County High School’s girls team placed third out of eight teams at the 2021 Class 1/2 Region B Indoor Track and Field Championship this past weekend in Waynesboro.

The Cumberland boys team placed fifth out of eight teams.

The Lady Dukes’ 4-by-200-meter relay team won with a time of 2:06.74 The team featured senior Janaia Trent and sophomores Nalonda Henderson, Cheyenne Crenshaw and Kaliyah Braxton.

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Henderson also placed first in the girls shot put to help send the Lady Dukes to states.

Helping power the Cumberland boys team was junior Mario Carter’s first-place and junior Nasir McDonald’s second-place finishes in the boys 55-meter hurdles. Carter finished with a time of 8.43 seconds, and McDonald crossed the finish line with an 8.87-second time.

McDonald, junior Kyler Gilliam, junior Brandon Diming and Carter comprised the Dukes’ 4-by-400-meter relay team that orchestrated a thrilling come-from-behind, third-place and state-qualifying effort with a time of 4:11.12.

The 2021 Virginia High School League Class 1 and 2 State Indoor Track Championships are set for Wednesday, March 3, in Lynchburg.