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LHS indoor track team competes with eyes on upcoming state meet

Lancaster High School indoor track team members from left are (front row) De’Avion Harding, Chris Dameron, Katelin Seaver, Whitney Nelson, Chyra Boyd and Hailey Smith; (next row) William Randall, Michael Foulkes, Carlos Norris, Shelby Rose, Elijah Palmer, Marcus Keeve and Zach Kane. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

Although the state Class 1/2 indoor track meet is a month away, coach Draper Washington and assistant James Timm already know they’ll be heading to Roanoke in late February and taking most of their indoor track team from Lancaster High School.

The Red Devils have already pre-qualified, based on state qualifying standards, six athletes in 16 events for the Virginia High School League state meet February 20 at Roanoke College.

Additionally, Lancaster has qualified two individuals and two relay teams for the Region A meet.

Seniors Marcus Keeve and Chris Dameron lead the boys team in qualifying spots. Keeve, a jack-of-all-trades, according to Washington, has already state qualified in five…

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