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Comet track in Big Red Invitational

SoVaNow.com / March 28, 2013
The Halifax County High School boys and girls’ track teams finished fifth and eighth, respectively, out of 14 teams in last weekend’s Big Red Invitational.

The meet was sponsored by Rustburg High School and held at Liberty University.

The boys’ 4x100 meter relay qualified to compete at the state meet with a time of 42.95 seconds. The qualifying standard is 42.98.

“Both teams did a great job. Weather was very cold and made it difficult for the athletes to do their best. Did have some good first-meet performances,” coach Mary Douglas said.

As for more boys’ performances, Devin Richardson captured the 100 meeters in 11:27 seconds.

In the 200, Richardson took third with a 22.56.

Roland Brandon was second in the 110 hurdles with 16.39.

As for the Comet girls, Tyrika Lee finished fifth with a 13.46 in the 100 meters. Lee also finished sixth in the 200 meters with a 26.72.

The girls’ relay 4x100 took second with a 53.13 effort.

Ashley Hill finished third in the long jump, with an effort of 15.95 inches.

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