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Lady Chargers seek district track title Thursday

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Middlesex’s Katherine Campbell clears a high hurdle on May 3 in the Lady Chargers’ last home track meet of the season at MHS. (Photo by Larry Chowning)

by Larry Chowning

The Middlesex High School (MHS) girls track team won a quad-meet at MHS on Thursday, May 3, by scoring 108 points. The Lady Chargers were paced by senior Tiarah Hayes who broke the school’s triple jump record with a leap of 32’6.5”.

Hayes broke an eight-year-old record held by Felicia Marsh, who broke the old record in 2011 at the Region A track meet when she jumped 31’3” for a second place finish.

Hayes’ triple jump marks the fifth girls school record broken in the last two years with the new John Lemon’s Memorial Track facilities at the new Syd Thrift Athletic Complex at MHS in Saluda. The long jump, triple jump, 200 meter run, 400 meter run, and the 4x100 meter relay records have all fallen. 

Hayes also won the long jump (15’5.5”), 100 meters (13.0) and 200 meters (27.14), of which she also holds the school record. Others to finish first were Autumn Ortman, discus (89’8”); Sarah Baker, 1600 meters (6:33.71) and 800 meters (2:44.34); and Katherine Campbell, 300-meter intermediate hurdles (53.42).

Others to score were Michaela Chowning, second, high jump (4’8”); Sydney Hudson, fourth, high jump (4’2”); Campbell, second, long jump (15’4.5”); fourth, triple jump (29’8”), and Chloe Hodges, fourth, long jump (14’4”); third, triple jump (29’10”), and third, 100 meters (14.18); Lane Anderson, second, shot put (31’3”) and second, discus (84’10”); Tanya Dandridge, third, shot put (25’10”) and fourth, discus (65’6”); Brooklin Horsley, fourth, shot put (23’5”); and Ortman, fifth, shot put (22’9”).

Also, Breniah Hart, fifth, discus (62’4”); Katherine Richards, second, 1600 meters (8:08.4); MaKenzie Bristow, fourth, 400 meters (1:18.31); Baker, fifth, 400 meters (1:20); Hudson, second, 300-meter intermediate hurdles (1:07.33); Macie Daniel, second, 800 meters (3:10.46); and 4x400 meter relay team of Bristow, Lyndsay Greene, Hannah Cannon and Daniel, second, (5:50.95). 

The Lady Chargers scored 108 points, Lancaster was second with 69, Richmond Christian had 8 and Charles City 4.

MHS is scheduled to run in the Tidewater District meet on Thursday, May 10, at West Point High School.

posted 05.09.2018

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