Lancaster and Northumberland place in state track meet events

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi 

Lancaster High’s girls finished among the top six in five different events in the girls Group 1A track and field meet last week. The Lady Devils scored 21 points to place 10th in the state among 35 teams.

Northumberland scored 44 points for third place.

Auburn was the Group 1A team champion with 100 points and Patrick Henry (Glade Spring) was the runner-up with 54.60. Conference 43’s Rappahannock County was seventh with 24 points and Tidewater’s Middlesex High School was sixth with 30 points….

Northumberland’s Trinity Bea and Savannah Blake led their team with state runner-up finishes. Bea placed second in the 400 meter dash in 1:02.33 and Blake was second in the state in the 300 hurdles in 49.45…..

In the boys meet, Lancaster’s 4X800 meter relay team of Zac Benton, Marcus Keeve, Marcus Lee and Darius Reed ran a 8:38.28 race for fourth place in the state and Keeve led the individual competitors, clearing 10′ to finish fifth in the pole vault.

LHS finished 14th in team scoring with 13 points, two points ahead of Northumberland, which placed 15th with 12 points.

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