New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | May 19, 2019

Harris’ school record triple jump highlights New Kent girls’ fourth-place finish

By Robb Johnson | May 9, 2019 11:42 pm
New Kent’s Sophia Adkins (5) battles her way through a pack in the opening heat of the girls’ 1600-meter run.Robb Johnson photo

New Kent’s Sophia Adkins (5) battles her way through a pack in the opening heat of the girls’ 1600-meter run.

Robb Johnson photo

New Kent Lady Trojan Raven Harris leaped to a first-place finish and a new school record of 37’3” in the girls’ triple jump as the Lady Trojans finished in fourth place at the May 8 Bay Rivers District meet.

Joining Harris as an event winner at the meet was Tanieya Matlock, whose clearance of 4’8” in the girls’ high jump earned her the win.

New Kent’s 77 points followed Grafton (112), Tabb (97.5), and Jamestown (89) at the meet. The Lady Trojans finished ahead of York (56), Lafayette (44.5), Warhill (44), Bruton (34), Smithfield (13), and Poquoson (12).

On the boys’ side, New Kent Trojans strung together a 34-point performance, good enough to finish in a sixth-place tie with Warhill.
Tabb (123) and Grafton (111) were runaway winners at the meet, followed by Jamestown (97), Lafayette (55), and Smithfield (50). The Trojans finished ahead of York (29), Bruton (25), and Poquoson (6).

Other results (NK only):

Girls: 400- 5. Frazier 1:03.96. 800- 6. Clardy-Josephs 2:32.66. 1600- 6. Clardy-Josephs 5:30.95, 8. Lang 6:06.08. 3200- 7. Gill 13:37.53. 100 hurdles- 4. Massey 17.67, 5. Murray 18.12. 300 hurdles- 3. Murray 51.97. 400 relay- 7. NK 54.85. High jump- 5. Massey 4’8”. Pole vault- 4. Rudolph 8’3”, 7. Spangler 7’3”. Long jump- 4. Spangler 15’5”, 7. Frazier 14’4½.” Triple jump- 8. Richardson 29’3½”. Shot- 5. Burrell 27’11”, 7. Brandon 26’4½”.

Boys: 100- 4. Branch 11.12. 200- 5. Branch 23.85 Pole vault- 2. Bauman 10’9”, 8. Carroll 9’3”. Long jump- 2. Reeders 19’10”, 4. Branch 19’3”. Triple jump- 5. Swynford 36’7½”.