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MHS trackmen finish third

Middlesex High sprinters Michael Johnson and Lakeem King (right) run the 100 meters in the April 4 tri-meet against West Point and King William. (Photo by Bob Walker)

by Larry S. Chowning

The Middlesex High School boys track team finished third behind Windsor and Lancaster Saturday in the King William (Bob Murray) Invitational track meet at King William High School.
Windsor won the meet with 116 points; Lancaster was second with 108 points; Middlesex, third, 98.5 points; King William, fourth, 90; King and Queen, fifth, 75.5; and Northumberland, sixth, 63.

The Chargers were paced by Dale Smith who won the triple jump (40’8”), was third in the long jump (19’3), and third in the 400 meters (55.3).  Smith was the top scorer for the Chargers with 24 points.

Middlesex finished second in the 4 x 100 meter relay as Malcolm Holmes, Willie Holmes, Smith and Markus Hammond ran legs (45:75).

Hammond also tied for second in the high jump (5’8”), and was sixth in the 100 meters (12.6). M. Holmes finished third in the 100 meters (12.1) and fourth in the 200 meters (24:79).

Kris Baylor was third in the 110-meter high hurdles (20.48), fifth in the long jump (19’) and sixth in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles (51.2).  John Walsh finished fifth in the 800 meters (2:32) and sixth in the 1600 meters (5:40).

Corey Kneeling was third in the discus (103 6”); Matt Duke, sixth in the triple jump (34’5”); Brian Engles, third in the shot put (37’1”); and L.J. King, sixth in the 110-meter high hurdles (21.8).

The Middlesex track team was scheduled to run against Northumberland on April 22 but that meet was canceled.  The Chargers will compete at Lancaster on Wednesday, April 29, at 4 p.m. 

posted 04.22.2009

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