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Lancaster indoor track teams have experience, drive to go the distance


The Lancaster High School girls indoor track team members from left are DaNyiah Cofield, Elisa Veal, Sarah McGee, Alexis Kelley, Cynthia Lawrence, Allison Foulkes, Marley Bean, Grace Lawrence, Lily Hathaway, Rory Lally and Angelina Smith. The team also includes Josie Spencer. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
The Lancaster High School boys indoor track team members from left are Traniell Kelley, Matthew Kane, Reece Rhodes, Lawrence Harding, Tyler Rhodes, Creston Saunders, Brooks Parker, Josh Woolard, J’Seric Jones, Keysean Davis and Porter Pittman. The team also includes Jahlil Hebbons, Brady Vanlandingham, Daveon Smith, Jayden Crockett and Zaden Veney. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Lancaster High School coach Draper Washington has a core group of state placers returning and some talented newcomers, making expectations high for the girls and boys indoor track teams.

After two meets the Red Devils have already pre-qualified three for the Class 1/2 state meet, happening in February. 

Topping the list of returners is state and nationally ranked thrower, senior Reece Rhodes, who has won the shot put in both of Lancaster’s first two meets.

“We have a lot of experience returning on this boys team that finished third in the state last year,” said Washington. “The majority of the guys also were on the outdoor state championship team….

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