Lancaster ties for fourth place in 2018-19 Wells Fargo Cup tally

Members of the Lancaster High School 2018-19 Red Devils boys track team participated in the Irvington July 4 Hometown Parade. Winning the Virginia High School League Class 1 state championship in track and field, the team added 50 points to the LHS total towards the Wells Fargo Cup.

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Lancaster High School finished in a fourth-place tie in the 2018-19 Wells Fargo Cup for athletics.

The winners were announced last week by the Virginia High School League (VHSL).

According to VHSL communication director Mike McCall, Auburn, Maggie Walker, Western Albemarle, Blacksburg, Deep Run and Cosby all re-claimed the top spots for Classes 1 through 6. This is the first time in cup history that all six schools repeated as cup champions under the six-classification system. It happened once during the three classification system during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 school years.

Auburn claimed its third Class 1 Wells Fargo Cup in three years with 605 points by winning six state titles including boys and girls cross country, girls soccer, girls tennis, baseball and softball. Riverheads was second with 357.5 and George Wythe-Wytheville third with 260.

Lancaster tied with Galax for fourth place with 240 points. Some 48 teams were awarded points in Class 1.

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