By Brian Hoffman
Both Lord Botetourt and James River will send teams to Roanoke this week for the annual Cosmopolitan Club Track meet. The three day meet is held at William Fleming High School.
The middle school field events and running trials will be Thursday. Junior Division athletes, in ninth and 10 grade, will have field events Friday at Fleming along with trials and some senior running trials. Senior field events, for juniors and seniors, will be Saturday morning and all running finals, for all three classes, will begin at 11:30 am Saturday.
Both county schools competed in the Knights Track Classic at Cave Spring High School on a rainy day last Saturday. The Pulaski County boys and Jefferson Forest girls were team winners at the meet, which attracted close to 320 schools. The Botetourt schools had limited participation due to prom events.
For the LB boys Elijah Rose took third in the high jump and DJ Toliver was third in the shot put. Rose also took sixth in the 110 hurdles and Dylan Knick was fifth in the 300 hurdles. The boys 4×100 team of Knick, Rose, Cade Lang and Joey Isaacs was eighth while KJ Bratton was seventh in the 100-meter dash.
For the girls, Jillian Harris took a seventh in the 300 hurdles and Elizabeth Meadows was eighth in the 400.
For River, Alex Eastman took a second in the shot put and Naveah VanBuren was sixth in the discus.
River also competed in a meet at Glenvar last week. The Knights 4×100 girls’ relay team of Kelsey Firebaugh, Holly Hylton, Ella Wright and VanBuren took a first, as did VanBuren in the triple jump. For the boys, Eastman won the shot and discus and Brian Moran won the triple jump.
The Knights are scheduled to run in a meet at Radford High today.
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