New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | March 20, 2023

Branch earns bronze in boys’ triple jump at Group 3A State Indoor Track and Field Championships

By Andre Jones | March 15, 2023 1:13 am

New Kent County boys’ indoor track and field team accumulated 12 points, finishing 21st at the Group 3A Indoor State Track & Field championships held Feb. 27-28 at Liberty University.

Ellis Branch was able to earn a spot on the podium in the triple jump competition. His leap of 42’9” garnered him a third place finish. He also earned another point by finishing eighth in the 300-meter dash with a time of 36.24.

Ryan Wright accounted for the other points for the Trojans. He finished fourth in the pole vault competition with a clearance of 12’0”.

On the girls’ side, New Kent orchestrated a four-point performance, good enough to finish in a tie for 28th at the meet.

Gabrielle Butler was the only Lady Trojan participating at the state level. She earned a fifth-place finish in the 300-meter dash, posting a time of 43.38.

Heritage of Lynchburg’s girls’ and boys’ team both captured the team titles at the state competition.

Other results (NK only):

Boys: 1600- 14. Lamprecht 4:37.08. 3200- 10. Ashley 10:12.60.