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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | September 25, 2017

Coles wins two, Kowal repeats as New Kent claims second place at Shoot the Gun and Run Invitational

By Andre Jones | March 18, 2017 6:29 pm
New Kent's C.J. Reeders (left) and Charles City's Robert Dobson (right) accelerate from J.R. Tucker's Jawuan Elder in the opening heat of the boys' 100-meter dash.Andre' Jones photos

New Kent's C.J. Reeders (left) and Charles City's Robert Dobson (right) accelerate from J.R. Tucker's Jawuan Elder in the opening heat of the boys' 100-meter dash.

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New Kent’s Kyle Coles emerged as a double event winner while teammate Griffin Kowal claimed the top spot in the boys’ pole vault as they powered the host Trojans to a second-place finish at the fifth annual Shoot the Gun and Run Invitational on Mar. 18.

The Trojans accumulated 105 points, good enough to finish runner-up at their home meet. District foe and Bay Rivers District powerhouse Lafayette took home the top recognition with 165 points. Charles City’s boys team scored five points to take 11th place in the competition.

Coles took the top spot in the horizontal jumping events, winning the long jump with a distance of 19’10” and triple jump at 43’9½”. Kowal, who is coming off his Group 3A state title and a tenth place finish at the New Balance Indoor Nationals, broke his own meet record with a clearance of 15’9”.

On the girls’ side, New Kent’s Jacqueline Clardy-Josephs went the distance in the 3200-meter run and teammate Raven Harris leaped to first in the triple jump as the Lady Trojans ended the meet with a respectable fourth place finish.

Clardy-Josephs clocked a time of 12:31.53 for the win, while Harris leaped 31’7½” to earn 20 of the Lady Trojans 60 points. J.R. Tucker claimed the top spot on the girls’ side with 183 points, followed by Lafayette’s 119, and Varina’s 101. Charles City’s Lady Panthers did not score in the competition.

Other Results (CC and NK only)

Girls: 100 Hurdles- 8. King (NK) 21.12. 4×100 Relay- 5. NK 58.12. 4×400 Relay- 7. NK 4:47.69. 4×800 Relay- 6. NK 12:01.12. High Jump- 3. Harris (NK) 4’8”, 7. Hobson (NK) 4’2”. Pole Vault- 4. Johnson (NK) 6’0”. Long Jump- 7. Sligh (NK) 13’3”. Shot- 8. Tirado (NK) 27’1”. Discus- 2. Eckert (NK) 82’1½”, 7. Tirado (NK) 68’6”, 8. Daniels (NK) 63’5”.

Boys: 200 Meter Dash- 5. Kalo (NK) 23.94. 800 Meter Run- 4. Frazier (NK) 2:06.26. 1600 Meter Run- 5. Johnson (NK) 4:53.29. 3200 Meter Run- 7. Johnson (NK) 11:20.66. 110 Hurdles- 5. Gatling (NK) 17.08, 7. Coles (NK) 18.80. 300 Meter Hurdles- 4. Gatling (NK) 43.09, 6. Coles (NK) 47.54. 4×100 Relay- 4. NK 46.47, 5. CC 46.99. 4×400 Relay- 5. NK 3:42.54. 4×800 Relay- 3. NK 9:03.58. High Jump- 6. Reeders (NK) 5’4”. Pole Vault- 2. Tolley (NK) 12’3”. Long Jump- 4. Gatling (NK) 19’1½”, 8. Branch (NK) 18’4½.” Triple Jump- 2. Gatling (NK) 41’1½”, 3. Reeders (NK) 39’7¼”. Shot- 8. Washington (CC) 39’3”.

New Kent's Jacqueline Clardy-Josephs (center, 9) maintains a steady pace before eventually pulling away in the girls' 3200-meter run.

New Kent’s Jacqueline Clardy-Josephs (center, 9) maintains a steady pace before eventually pulling away in the girls’ 3200-meter run.