by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
The Lancaster boys track team won three events and added six others in the scoring column last Saturday to finish fifth in the Gloucester High School Invitational.
Class 3 Tabb won the meet with 91.5 points. Class 5 Bethel was the runner-up with 91, Class 4 Churchland was third with 89.5 points and Class 4 Gloucester High School was fourth with 78 points. Lancaster finished with 66 points.
Domonique Veney cleared 10’6” to win the pole vault, ran a leg of the winning 4X400 relay team and took third in the 1600-meter, 4:44.01, to lead Lancaster’s boys team. BJ Lee cleared 6’2” to tie for first in the high jump.
The Red Devils 4X400-meter relay team of Veney, Marcus Keeve, De’Avion Harding and Chris Dameron also won that race with a time of 3:31.73.
Keeve also cleared 10’6” as the runner-up in the pole vault and Lee went 20’7.5” as the runner-up in the long jump. Dameron went 20’7” to tie for third in the long jump.
Harding placed fifth in the 800 meter in 2:07.11 and Dameron was seventh in the 100-meter dash in 11.75.
Lancaster had several others place in the top 10 including it’s 4X100-meter relay team of Cameron Towles, Elijah Palmer, Lee and Dameron finish seventh, 45:92.
Troy Cox threw the discus 114’5” for eighth place in that event and Zach Kane was ninth in the mile in 2:15.87.
In the girls meet, Lancaster produced one gold medalist in distance runner Hailey Smith, who won the 3200-meter run in 12:28.88. Teammate Chyra Boyd was seventh in that race in 15:13.40.
The Lady Devils scored 31 points for eighth place. Bethel scored 85 to win the girls meet and Western Branch scored 83.5 for second place.
Smith also finished fourth in the 800-meter run in 2:28.62 and Nealasia Redmond had two top five finishes in field events for LHS. Redmond cleared 4’4” for fifth in the high jump and went 31’3” for fourth place in the triple jump. Teammate Laila Waters went 30’ for sixth in the triple jump. Waters also placed ninth in the long jump, 14’4.5”.
Lancaster’s Shawnicey Veney cleared 4’2” to tie for sixth in the high jump and LHS sprinter Keyandre Brown had a seventh place finish in the 100 meter dash in 14.87.
Lancaster will compete at King William today, April 25, and compete in the West Point Invitational Saturday, April 27.