Lord Botetourt senior Max Burke won the Virginia High School League indoor track state championship in the long jump to highlight a strong performance by the Cavaliers in last week’s championship meet. The Cregger-Kerr Indoor Fieldhouse at Roanoke College in Salem hosted the meet for the first time.
Burke, who also plays basketball for Lord Botetourt during the winter season, jumped 22’ 2.5” to win the 3A long jump championship. Max also took seventh in the high jump by clearing six feet.
Connor Hayes also took all-state honors in the boys meet with a fifth place finish in the 1,600 meters, running a time of 4:36.63. The top six finishers in each event earn all-state honors.
Just missing all-state, but scoring points for LB, was freshman Bryson Cook with an eighth place finish in the 1,000 meters. Bryson ran a time of 2:50.09.
For the girls, Sofia Hernandez earned all-state honors with a third place finish in the 3,200 meters. She ran a time of 11:59.95, not only breaking the 12-minute barrier but also setting a new Lord Botetourt High School indoor record in the process.
The girls 4×800 team scored with a seventh place finish, running a time of 10:47.21. That foursome consisted of Balor Harold, Brielle Jackson, Brooklyn Hornback and Claire Seibel.
The Cavalier boys were 14th among 32 teams that scored in Class 3 and the girls were 16th among 27 scoring schools. Western Albemarle won both the boys and girls Class 3 indoor team championships.