The Virginia High School League state track meets will be held this weekend and both Botetourt County schools will be well represented. The Class 3 and 4 meets will be held at Liberty University in Lynchburg, while the Class 1 and 2 meets are at East Rockingham High in Elkton, near Harrisonburg.
Lord Botetourt will have athletes competing in 11 events at the state meet after the Cavalier boys were fourth and the girls were sixth at last week’s Region 3D meet in Christiansburg. The top six in each event scored and the top four move on to state.
In the men’s meet, Savion Moon won the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.83, while teammate Jeremiah Emmons Mayo was second. In the 300 hurdles, Emmons-Mayo was first at 41.51 while Moon was second at 41.52 and LB’s Dylan Knick was fourth.
Bryson Cook took a third in the 800 and Cavs’ 4×100 relay team of Daylon Compton, Trenton Ruble, Joey Isaacs and Evan Overbay took first in 44.61. The 4×400 team of Cook, Luke Heffelfinger, Emmons-Mayo and Ethan Webster was fifth.
For the girls, Sofia Hernandez had the best finish with a second in the 1600, and she also took a third in the 800. Lauren Duff was fourth in the 400 and sixth in the 800 and the girls’ 4×400 relay team took third with Duff, Katie Cross, Hernandez and Brooklyn Hornback.
Cross and Hornback took fifth and sixth in the 1600 and Maddie Malue and Gracyn Herbst were fifth and sixth in the 300. Erin Kline was sixth in the high jump.
James River ran in the Region 2C meet at Amherst County High last week and the girls were fourth and the boys took sixth. The Floyd girls and Giles boys were team winners.
The only first place for River was Katelyn Wiley in the 300 hurdles. Katelyn also took second in the high jump and triple jump. Erin Walker took a second in the 200.
For the boys, seconds went to Cole Miller in the 1600, Ian Hester in the 300 hurdles, Logan Williamson in the shot and the 4×800 relay team of Daniel Holter, Miller, Camden Powell and Dustin Crawford. Williamson also qualified for state in the discus as did Levi Walker in the shot, Jack Hutchens in the discus and the boys’ 4×800 and girls’ 4×100 relay teams.