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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | February 24, 2024

Washington wins two events, Charles City Lady Panthers fifth in district

By Andre Jones | May 20, 2023 4:05 am

Charles City's Janiya Washington (right) races side-by-side against Mathews Nora Suthard (left) in the girls' 100-meter dash. Washington would edge Suthard for the title.

Robb Johnson photo

Charles City Lady Panther sprinter Janiya Washington earned two district titles as part of the Tidewater District Track and field championships held May 18 held in Charles City.

Washington captured gold in the girls’ 100-meter dash with a time of 13.32 and the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:05.46. Her time in the 100-meter dash automatically qualified her for the Group 1A State Track and Field Championships in June.

Charles City’s Lady Panthers accumulated 47 points, good enough for a fifth-place finish at the district championship meet.

On the boys’ side, Charles City’s Ashton English earned bronze in the boys’ shot put, advancing to regional competition.

English’s launched a personal best of 39’1” in the event, marking a new career best. His points were the only ones for the Panthers.

Charles City boys’ team finished with six points, placing seventh in the event. Middlesex’s boys’ and girls’ teams won the district championships, respectively.

Other results (CC only):

Girls: 200- 4. Washington 28.51. 100 hurdles- 4. S. Jones 22.89, 5. Bradby 23.03. 300 hurdles- 3. Smith 58.84. Long Jump- 5. Washington 13’8”. Triple Jump- 5. Washington 29’8”. Shot- 4. S. Jones 25’4”. Discus- 5. S. Jones 73’0”, 6. Smith 65’11”.