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New Kent youth earn victories at CVA track and field finals

By Community Member | June 13, 2017 5:00 pm
Members of New Kent's CVA Track & Field team pose for a picture at the conclusion of the June 3 finals in Caroline County.

Members of New Kent's CVA Track & Field team pose for a picture at the conclusion of the June 3 finals in Caroline County.

Several youth members of New Kent participated in the Central Virginia Association Track & Field finals on June 3 at Caroline County High School.

For the girls, Ryan Griffith emerged as the victor in three running events in the 9-10 age group. She claimed the 50-meter dash (8.95), 100-meter dash (16.56), and 400-meter dash (1:19). She also leaped 6’6” in the long jump event to claim that championship.

Aubrey Hyndshaw sprinted to victories in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes in the 11-12 age group, running times of 15.6 and 34.1 respectively. Hyndshaw teamed with Lauren Walker, Carly Turner, and Sophie McLaughlin to claim the 4×100 meter relay with a time of 1:04.5. McLaughlin earned a title in the long jump with a leap of 6’8” while Turner added gold to her trophy case in the softball toss with a throw of 93’4”.

On the boys’ side, Connor Gaulin had no trouble sweeping the dashes in the 11-12 age group at the meet. He won the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:03.5, posted a 14.25 in the 100-meter dash to win the gold in that event, and claimed the 200-meter dash by running 29.94. Nate Karaffa also earned a victory in the same age group, running a time of 3:00.3 in the 800-meter run.

Ryan Grey took home the title in the 1600-meter run in the 13-14 age division clocking a time of 6:28 while Aaron Walker also posted a win in the same division with a time of 3:03.1 in the 800-meter run. Grey was also victorious in the softball toss, heaving the ball 158’7”.

Participating teams along with New Kent included Caroline County, Fort Lee, King George, and Louisa County.

Other results (New Kent only)

11-12 Division

Girls: 100 Meter Dash- 3. Walker 17.1. 200 Meter Dash- 3. Walker 34.72. 400 Meter Dash- 2. Hyndshaw 1:15.5, 3. Walker 1:15.9.

Boys: 800 Meter Run- 2. Aden Alexander 3:01.3. Long Jump- 3. Da’Marion Winston 5’10”. Softball toss- 2. Karaffa 131’6”.

13-14 Division

Girls: 100 Meter Dash- 3. Hannah Jones 16.4. 200 Meter Dash- 2. Jones 34.41, 3. Ashley Rideout 45.53. 1600 Meter Run- 2. Jones 7:45. Long Jump- 3. Rideout 5’2”. Softball toss- 3. Jones 65’5”.