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Dinwiddie High’s Cirdale Lucess wins the boys triple jump at the Class 4, Region B indoor track and field championships. Lucess’ winning jump was 43-5½.

The Midlothian girls team had won a region indoor track and field championship in each of Addison Sanders’ first three years in school.

She helped the Trojans make that 4 for 4 on Thursday at the Arthur Ashe Center, where Midlothian scored 114.5 team points to edge Louisa County (103.5) for the crown.

“The girls were really able to work together,” said Sanders, who won the high jump by clearing 5 feet and winning a tiebreaker on scratches. “Being a senior, it’s exciting to leave Midlo with another region championship. It’s very exciting to continue the tradition.”

Louisa County’s boys compiled 94.5 points to win, beating Dinwiddie by 2 points.

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Midlothian High’s Max Etka (left) wins Section 3 of the of the Boy’s 1600 Meter Run at the Region 4B Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Arthur Ashe Center. Courtland High’s Robert Gunia finished 2nd. February 8, 2018

Sanders collected extra points for the Trojans by helping anchor the 4x200 relay that won in 1 minute, 55.37 seconds. She teamed with Dasia Hardy, Jaleeya Jennings and Lisa Richburg to defeat Chancellor by .31 seconds. Sanders also placed seventh in the 55 meters (7.80).

Midlothian also got a championship from Nia Lloyd in the shot put after a toss of 38 feet, 8.5 inches.

Other standouts for the Trojans included Erin Babashak, returning from an illness to place second in the triple jump (34-1); Hardy placing third in the 55 meters (7.75) and third in the 300 meters (46.16); Caroline Bowe and Chloe Martin taking second and third in the 1,000 meters in 3:16.55 and 3:21.74, respectively; McKenna Dunn placing second in the pole vault (11-6); and Ashlyn Ferguson grabbing second in the 500 meters (1:24.69).

“We had a lot of girls step up,” Trojans coach Stan Morgan said. “We got a lot of help out of the field events and the track.”

Dinwiddie’s boys led for much of the day but saw Louisa County overtake them in the final events.

“The younger kids, you hope this is a growing process for them,” Generals coach Leslie Young said. “You hope they understand how good they can be. My older guys, they did what they were supposed to do. I knew what I was going to get from Azabien Prince and Cirdale Lucess and Tyrize Claud. But my younger guys, I hope this will be excellent motivation for them to take it to the next level.”

Prince was particularly busy, winning the long jump (20-10), placing second in the triple jump (42-10) and taking third in the 55 meters (6.81). But his teammates also put on a show.

Lucess won the triple jump (43-5.5), placed third in the long jump (19-9.5) and took second in the 55 meters (6.76). Claud won the 55-meter hurdles (7.96) and was sixth in the triple jump (41-10.5).

Prince said it is easier for him to train when he has other strong athletes pushing him in practice.

“It just motivates me,” Prince said. “We care about each other. We pick each other up and give it our best.”

Elsewhere during the day, Huguenot’s Tailey Tofoi won the boys 55 meters in 6.70 seconds and won the 300 meters in 39.16 seconds. Max Etka of Midlothian won the 1,600 meters in 4:44.42, and teammate Ryan Townes won the high jump by clearing 6-2, helping the Trojans’ boys team place third with 87 team points.

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Courtland High’s Savannah Roark wins Section 2 of the Girl’s 1600 Meter Run at the Region 4B Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Arthur Ashe Center. February 8, 2018

Hanover also posted a strong day on both sides — the girls placed third (95.5 points), the boys fifth (65.50). Makenzie Joiner won the 500 meters (1:22.48), Morgan Ferguson won the 300 meters (45.92), and Rachel Crytser won the 1,000 meters (3:12.29). For the boys, Cole Myers won the 1,000 meters (2:49.40), and Joey Badalamenti won the pole vault (13-9).


Girls

Team scores: 1. Midlothian 114.5. 2. Louisa County 103.5. 3. Hanover 95.5. 4. King George 60.50. 5. Chancellor 55. 6. Courtland 48. 7. Patrick Henry 34. 8. Dinwiddie 23. 9. Powhatan 19. 10. Eastern View 11. 11. Huguenot 9. 12. Caroline 7. 13. Monacan 4.

Note: Top three individuals/relay teams qualify for state.

55 meter hurdles: 1. Green (KG), 9.05. 2. Edwards (CHAN), 9.08. 3. Jackowicz (LC), 9.31. 55 meters: 1. Price (LC), 7.46. 2. Crocker (HAN), 7.71. 3. Hardy (MID), 7.75. 300 meters: 1. Ferguson (HAN), 45.92. 2. Edwards (CHAN), 46.13. 3. Hardy (MID), 46.16. 500 meters: 1. Joiner (HAN), 1:22.48. 2. Ferguson (MID), 1:24.69. 3. Joyce (PH), 1:25.01. 1,000 meters: 1. Crytser (HAN), 3:12.29. 2. Bowe (MID), 3:16.55. 3. Martin (MID), 3:21.74. 1,600 meters: 1. Roark (COURT), 5:24.35. 2. Crytser (HAN), 5:25.00. 3. Wingeart (KG), 5:36.29. 3,200 meters: 1. Roark (COURT), 12:04.06. 2. Seay (LC), 12:13.29. 3. Joyce (PH), 12:25.55. 4x200 relay: 1. Midlothian (Hardy, Jennings, Richburg, Sanders), 1:55.37. 2. Chancellor (Rivers, Edwards, Sutton, Jones), 1:55.68. 3. Hanover (Oakcrum, Bagby, Crocker, Ferguson), 1:56.54. 4x400 relay: 1. King George (Cooke Houston, Koepfinger, Desque), 4:30.45. 2. Patrick Henry (Joyce, Draper, Richardson, Watts), 4:30.46. 3. Louisa County (Karney, Proctor, Price, Jackowicz), 4:32.05. 4x800 relay: 1. Patrick Henry (C. Joyce, Richardson, Draper, E. Joyce), 10:34.75. 2. Louisa County (Caicedo, Madison, Campbell, Wilson), 10:39.94. 3. Midlothian (Adams, Martin, McNulty, Johnson), 10:40.35. High jump: 1. Sanders (MID), 5-0. 2. Trevillian (POW), 5-0. 3. Smith (HUG), 4-10. Long jump: 1. Price (LC), 17-9.5. 2. Jones (CHAN), 17-7.5. 3. Oakcrum (HAN), 17-0.25. Triple jump: 1. Jones (CHAN), 34-10. 2. Babashak (MID), 34-1. 3. Ferguson (HAN), 33-5. Pole vault: 1. Agee (LC), 11-6. 2. Dunn (MID), 11-6. 3. Green (KG), 9-6. Shot put: 1. Lloyd (MID), 31-8.5. 2. Reed (DIN), 31-0. 3. Young (DIN), 30-6.5.

Boys

Team scores: 1. Louisa County 94.5. 2. Dinwiddie 92.5. 3. Midlothian 87. 4. Courtland 67. 5. Hanover 65.5. 6. Patrick Henry 48. 7. Chancellor 47. 8. Huguenot 29. 9. Monocan 15.5. 10. Eastern View 12. 11. Caroline 11. 12. King George 6. 13. Powhatan 4.

Note: Top three individuals/relay teams qualify for state.

55 meter hurdles: 1. Claud (DIN), 7.96. 2. Woodson (LC), 8.12. 3. Jennings (MID), 8.35. 55 meters: 1. Tofoi (HUG), 6.70. 2. Lucess (DIN), 6.76. 3. Prince (DIN), 6.81. 300 meters: 1. Tofoi (HUG), 39.16. 2. Bowers (HAN), 39.65. 3. Ford (PH), 39.81. 500 meters: 1. Pryor (CHAN), 1:12.57. 2. Bowers (HAN), 1:13.13. 3. Townsend (MID), 1:13.15. 1,000 meters: 1. Myers (HAN), 2:49.40. 2. Daulton (DIN), 2:50.24. 3. Etka (MID), 2:51.36. 1,600 meters: 1. Etka (MID), 4:44.42. 2. Gunia (COURT), 4:44.67. 3. Gray (MID), 4:46.46. 3,200 meters: 1. Campbell (PH), 10:09.74. 2. Nelson (LC), 10:17.34. 3. Mason (PH), 10:29.56. 4x200 relay: 1. Courtland (Wadas, Howard, Burrow, Spicer), 1:41.67. 2. Louisa County (West, Woodson, Haywood, Williams), 1:41.80. 3. Patrick Henry (Ford, Samuel, Roth, Childress), 1:43.67. 4x400 relay: 1. Louisa County (Woodswon, Williams, Grimsley, West), 3:45.06. 2. Courtland (Wadas, Howard, Burrow, Spicer), 3:47.65. 3. Chancellor (Ndikintum, Chukwu, Harris, Pryor), 3:48.21. 4x800 relay: 1. Louisa County (Nelson, Grimsley, Ward, Varney), 8:55.23. 2. Hanover (Charania, Brown, McGhee, Myers), 8:55.25. 3. Chancellor (Hernandez, Harris, Chukwu, Adkins), 8:56.53. Shot put: 1. Vollbrecht (COURT), 56-4. 2. Staib (MID), 46.7.5. 3. Whitmore (COURT), 46-0.75. Long jump: Prince (DIN), 20-10. 2. Tofoi (HUG), 20-2.5. 3. Lucess (DIN), 19-9.5. High jump: 1. Townes (MID), 6-2. 2. Haywood (LC), 5-10. 3. Parham (DIN), 5-10. Triple jump: 1. Lucess (DIN), 43-5.5. 2. Prince (DIN), 42-10. 3. Haywood (LC), 42-8.5. Pole vault: 1. Badalamenti (HAN), 13-9. 2. Woodson (LC), 12-6. 3. Bowling (HAN), 10-6.

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