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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | February 26, 2021

New Kent High School boys’ indoor track and field team claim regional title; Lady Trojans finish second

By Andre Jones | February 12, 2021 2:42 pm

New Kent High School's boys' indoor track and field team celebrate with their trophy at the Boo Williams Sports Complex after winning the Group 3A Region A championship.

New Kent High School’s boys indoor track and field team accumulated 188 points en route to winning the Group 3A Region A indoor track and field championship.

Isaac Barber emerged as a triple-event winner, posting wins in the boys’ 500-meter dash (1:12.84), long jump (19’11”), and triple jump (40’7¾”). Teammates Roy Kegley (55-meter hurdles-9.20), Ellis Branch (high jump-5’6”), Wade Grubbs (shot- 42’5¼”), and Markus Snydor (pole vault-10’0”) were also individual event winners. New Kent’s boys’ 4×200 meter relay team also took the top spot with a time of 1:38.32.

On the girls’ side, New Kent High School scored 163 points, good enough to finish as the meet’s runner-up behind district rival Tabb.
Sierrah Matthews won three events for the Lady Trojans, claiming victories in the 55-meter dash (7.62), 300-meter dash (44.71), and 500-meter dash (1:24.71). Julia Hathaway emerged as a double-event winner in the long jump (16’6”) and triple jump (35’2”), and Norah Murray won the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 10.47.

Other results (NK only)

Girls: 55-meter dash- 2. Hathaway 7.71, 5. Spangler 8.07. 300- 2. Hathaway 45.20. 500- 6. C. Verdu 1:38.62. 1600- 5. C. Verdu 6:07.27. 3200- A. Verdu 14:42.61. 4×200 relay- 3. NK 2:02.53. 4×400 relay- 2. NK 4:48.07. 4×800 relay- 2. NK 12:39.63. High jump- 3. A. Verdu 4’0”. Pole vault- 2. Rudolph 8’6”, 5. Spangler 6’0”. Long jump- 2. Spangler 15’0½”, 5. Powell 12’5¼”. Triple jump- 4. Spangler 30’8½”, 6. Beach 25’8½”. Shot- 3. Brandon 26’0½”.

Boys: 55-dash- 3. Barber 6.96, 4. Walker 6.98, 5. Grubbs 7.01. 300- 4. Barber 39.74, 5. Campbell 40.19. 500- 5. Hinks 1:16.30, 6. Kegley 1:19.71. 1000- 4. Lamprecht 3:08.60. 1600- 6. Meyer 6:05.38. 3200- 5. Hinks 12:17.29. 4×400 relay- 2. NK 4:00.51. 4×800 relay- 3. NK 12:25.12. High jump- 2. Kegley 5’6”. Pole vault- 5. Meyer 7’6”. Long jump- 2. Branch 19’3”, 3. Walker 18’5”. Triple jump- 3. Walker 36’4”. Shot- 4. Roberts 36’3½”, 5. Campbell 35’9¼”.