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MHS track teams win 6-team meet

Brianna Bagby is the top female sprinter on the Middlesex Lady Chargers track team. She, along with Tiara Hayes, Katherine Campbell and Michaela Chowning, broke the school record in the 4x100 meter relay on March 28 at West Point with a time of 53.67. The time qualified the relay team to compete in the Group 1A State Track Meet in May. (Photo by Larry Chowning)

Lady Chargers relay team sets school record

by Larry Chowning

The Middlesex High School girls and boys track teams won a six-team meet at West Point High School on March 28. The MHS boys won with 159.5 points and the girls won with 149 points.

The Lady Chargers 4x100 meter relay team erased a one-year-old school record set last year at the East 1A Region meet. The old record, set by Brianna Bagby, Monica Ward, Peyton Howder and Tiara Hayes, was 53.91. It was bettered last week by Bagby, Hayes, Katherine Campbell and Michaela Chowning with a time of 53.65.

“We have two of our top girl sprinters (Bagby and Hayes) back this year,” said MHS boys coach Joel Anderson. “I saw the speed of Campbell in my physical education class and encouraged her to come out for track. She is just a freshman and already has part of a school record.

“We also decided to put Chowning in the race after we put a clock on her 100-meter time,” he said. “If everyone stays healthy, we feel that this group can place in the state meet.”

The Middlesex boys had 159.5 points; King William, 89.5; Essex, 88; West Point, 59; Washington & Lee, 46; and Rappahannock, 44 points. The MHS girls had 149 points; Essex, 97; West Point, 93; King William 47; Washington & Lee, 24; and Rappahannock, 6.

First place finishers for the MHS boys were Tanner Johannsen, high jump (6’); Raquan Marshall, triple jump (41’1”); 4x800 meter relay team of Reginald Carter, Will Howard, Michael Epps and Johannsen (9:30.57); Demetre South, 110 high hurdles (16.49); Manny Fernandez, 300-meter intermediate hurdles (42.11); Howard, 3200 meters (11.19.78); and 4x400 meter relay team of Fernandez, South, Carlos Marshall and Demonte Sutton (3:57.9).

Others to place were Antonio Bagby, tied for fifth in high jump (5’); R. Marshall, second, long jump (22’); Johannsen, second in triple jump (39’10.5”), third in 400 meters (58.17), and fourth in 800 meters (2:19.87); South, third in triple jump (39’8”), and third in 300-meter hurdles (46.97); Tim Wilson, third in discus (108’8”); Thomas Hamilton, sixth in discus (92’1”); Jordan Blake, fourth in shot put (37’7.5”); Fernandez, fifth in 110-meter high hurdles (19.39); Tyler Radabaugh, second in 1600 meters (5:35.94), and third in 3200 meters (12:55.32); relay team of Demarcus Key, Trevone Reed, R. Marshall and Sutton (48.44), fourth in the 4x100 meter relay (48.44); Michael Epps, fifth in 800 meters (2:28); and Clayton Ellis, fourth in 3200 meters (13:41).

Lady Chargers
Lady Charger winners were Chowning, high jump (4’6”), and 400 meters (1:05.62); Bagby, long jump (16’10.5”) and triple jump (30’1.25”); Molly Brown, 1600 meters (7:10.56); and the record-setting 4x100 meter relay team.

Other Lady Chargers to place were Sydney Hudson, third in high jump (4’), fifth in 100-meter high hurdles (24.66), and third in the 110-meter high hurdles (1:10.24); Campbell, fourth in the high jump (4’), and second in the 110-meter high hurdles (55.88); Hayes, fourth in the long jump (14’01.5”), second in the 100 meters (13.47), second in the 200 meters (28.26); Autumn Ortman, second in the discus (88’2”), and sixth in the shot put (24’6”); Emily Taylor, fourth in the discus (76’9”), and fourth in the shot put (26’10”); Bagby, third in the 100 meters (13.52); MaKenzie Bristow, third in the 400 meters (1:15.42); Brown, third in the 800 meters (1:13.11); and the 4x400 meter relay team of Bristow, Chowning, Campbell and Amber Daughtry, second (4:57).

Both the boys and girls Middlesex track teams have a tri-meet at home on Thursday, April 6, against Mathews and King and Queen.

posted 04.05.2017

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