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Expectations are high for Lancaster track program

Red Devils boys track team members from left are (front row) Michael Lawrence, Tylan Lee, Zaden Veney, Lawerence Harding Jr., Trajan Waddy, Xavier Gaddy and Damarion Smith; (next row) Jamari Newbill, Amonti Jackson, Tyson Henderson, William Ball, Matthew Kane and Troy Henderson; (next row) Carlmonte Noel, Terrill Diggs, Brady Vanlandingham, Reece Rhodes, Tyler Rhodes, Branndonn Wade and Daveon Smith; (next row) Traniell Kelley, Kenneth Owens Jr., Nick Baker, Kaiden Wilson, Jeremia Laws and Josh Woolard. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi (Click here to enlarge image)
Red Devils girls track team members from left are (front row) Sarah McGee, Marley Bean, Lyric Pinn, Harmony Lee, Tre’Niya Green, Alexis Kelley and Cynthia Lawrence; (next row) Jaliya Smith, Jamiraya Broughton, Grace Lawrence, Allison Foulkes, Deja Brown, Nimiyah Williams and Ja’Nae Avery; (next row) Courtney Johnson, DaNyiah Cofield, Lily Hathaway, Ayla Saunders, Keryona Smith and Kiera Coleman. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi (Click here to enlarge image)

Coming off a successful indoor season, Lancaster High coach Draper Washington has high hopes for the boys track and field team. He stops just short of saying there’s a state championship in the near future.

“I’m not counting my chickens before they hatch, but we’re in a good position here. What we’ve gotta do is make sure we don’t have any injuries,” said Washington.

Following Lancaster’s opening meet of the season at Rappahannock High School, the boys team had already pre-qualified five individuals for the Class 1 state meet in June.

“To be in the position we’re in, it’s good,” said Washington, who led the indoor boys track and field team to finish third in the Class 1/2 combined state meet, only losing to two Class 2 teams….

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