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News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | April 14, 2024

Charles City Lady Panthers place fifth at home invitational meet

By Robb Johnson | March 31, 2024 12:36 pm

Charles City’s Derequa Johnson (center) cruises by Essex’s Isabella Anderson (left) and Keimare Gray (right) on her way to winning her heat of the girls’ 100-meter dash. Johnson finished fifth overall in the event.

Robb Johnson photo

Charles City’s Lady Panthers scored 37.5 points, good enough for a fifth-place finish at the Charles City Invitational Track Meet on Mar. 29.

Charles City High School received a pair of third-place performances from Derequa Johnson. Johnson placed third in the girls’ high jump with a clearance of 4’6”. Johnson also joined teammates Jaida Braxton, Taniyah Williams, and Jaela Smith in the girls’ 4×100 meter relay, clocking a time of 53.29 to earn the bronze.

The Lady Panthers finished behind winner L.C. Bird (143.5), Hanover (105.5), Brunswick (77), and Tidewater District rival Middlesex (44.5) in the 16-team meet. Charles City’s boys’ team did not score at the meet, which was also won by L.C. Bird with 121 total points.

Other results (CC only):

Girls: 100- 5. D. Johnson 13.71, 6. Braxton 13.59, 40. Jackson 16.24, 45. Davis-Moore 19.05. 200- 5. Braxton 28.56, 30. Meekins 33.38, 38. Davis-Moore 53.88. 400- 19. Bradby 1:14.88. 100 Hurdles- 4. Williams 19.33, 12. Bradby 21.62. 300 Hurdles- 9. D. Johnson 53.60, 14. Smith 58.84, 20. Williams 1:04.26. 4×400 Meter Relay- 6. CC (Jackson, E. Johnson, Smith, Bradby) 5:44.90. High Jump- 6. Bradby 4’2”. Long Jump- 5. D. Johnson 16’3”, 23. Stewart 13’2”, 24. Meekins 13’0”, 33. E. Johnson 11’6”, 37. Jackson 10’11”. Triple Jump- 10. Smith 30’3”, 16. Meekins 28’5”. Shot- 19. Chavis 24’8”, 31. Christian 22’6½”, 41. D. Johnson 17’9”, 45. Meekins 13’11”, 46. E. Johnson 13’7½”. Discus- 15. Chavis 71’7”, 16. Smith 71’6”, 30. Christian 58’3”, 34. Williams 57’2”, 46. D. Johnson 37’5”.

Boys: 100- 30. Bey 12.89. 200- 14. Bey 24.88, 41. Jones 32.72. Long Jump- 19. Jones 18’1½”, 25. Bey 17’4½”. Triple Jump- 17. Jones 35’0”. Discus- 33. Bey 66’0”.