New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | August 22, 2018

Trojans’ track team finish runner-up in 3A regional championship

By Robb Johnson | May 26, 2018 11:06 am
New Kent's Julius Jacobs (left) outstrides Booker T. Washington's Azariah Bright in the second heat of the boys' 200-meter dash.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent's Julius Jacobs (left) outstrides Booker T. Washington's Azariah Bright in the second heat of the boys' 200-meter dash.

Robb Johnson photo

After winning a majority of meets this year, New Kent’s boys’ track and field team were upset by Bay Rivers District foe Tabb at the Class 3A Region A meet Thursday inside their home stadium.

New Kent scored 130 points, settling for the runner-up position to the Tigers 141 points. Lakeland rounded out the top three with 111.75 points.
New Kent’s Patrick Johnson, C.J. Reeders, Will Tolley, and boys’ 4×100 meter relay teams all brought home first place finishes. Johnson won the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:43.38, while Tolley’s clearance of 14’0” won him the pole vault competition. Reeders won the boys’ triple jump with a leap of 45’3¾”, and the relay team orchestrated a time of 43.73 for the victory.

On the girls’ side, New Kent scored 69.5 points, good enough to finish in the top five. Tabb’s Lady Tigers duplicated their male counterpart’s feat by winning the meet with 131 points. They were followed I.C. Norcom’s 124.5, York’s 94, and Phoebus’ 85.

Other Results (NK only)

Girls: 800- 6. Clardy-Josephs 2:37.20. 1600- 6. Corrales 6:43.12, 7. Hsu 7:16.00. 4×100- 6. NK 52.36. 4×400- 5. NK 4:55.35. 4×800- 2. NK 10:53.81. High jump- T-4. Harris 4’8”, T-4. Matlock 4’8”, 8. Lawson 4’6”. Pole vault- 3. Harris 7’0”. Long jump- 4. Harris 16’7¼”. Triple jump- 2. Harris 35’11¼”. Shot- 8. Peyton 27’2½”. Discus- 2. Ekert 108’6½”, 3. Burrell 95’0”, 5. Peyton 89’0½”.

Boys: 100- 7. Branch 11.30, 8. Jacobs 11.33. 400- 4. Kalo 51.41. 800- 4. Snead 2:11.57. 1600- 8. Bollhorst 4:59.27. 3200- 5. Pierce 12:02.25. 110 hurdles- 4. Gatling 15.65. 300 hurdles- 4. Gatling 41.74. 4×800 relay- 3. NK 8:47.26. High jump- 2. Curry 5’10”, 3. Reeders 5’10”. Pole vault- 2. Bauman 12’0”, 3. Curry 11’6”, 4. Swartout 10’0”, 5. Boettcher 10’0”. Long jump- 4. Reeders 21’0”. Triple jump- 4. Gatling 41’11”. Discus- 3. Hathaway 122’3½”, 5. Coles 116’11”.