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Girls post respectable second in track meet, boys place third / April 14, 2010
The Halifax County High School girls’ and boys’ track teams posted very respectable finishes at the recent Bulldog relays in Lynchburg.

The Comets competed last Saturday. The girls were second and the boys were third.

“This was a great meet for the athletes because a lot of new members had the opportunity to compete. A lot of students/athletes were away because of spring break,” noted Comet coach Mary Douglas.

Liberty Christian Academy won the girls’ meet with 149 points, while the Comets were second with 83.

On the boys’ side, LCA won with 118 points, followed by Marion (106.50) and HCHS in third with 98.50.

Mikayla Boyd took second in the 300-meter hurdles, with a time of 51.41.

The Comet girls also got a very solid finish in the 200-meter dash, with a second from Tiara Woolford (27.16) and a fourth from M. Boyd (28.16). Tashayla Chandler won the high jump with a leap of 4-6. Katijah Rogers was third with a 4-2 and Mikayla Boyd placed fifth with an effort of 4-2. Boyd placed fifth in the long jump with an effort of 13-6.50. Chandler was ninth in the same event and Rogers was 11th.

Boyd placed fifth in the triple jump, with an effort of 31-11.50. Kimberly Pointer of the Comets was eighth in the discus, with a throw of 56-04.

Quantaha Gilliam was fourth in the girls’ shot put, with a throw of 30-01.50. Renequa McCraw placed eighth with an effort of 25-03. Halifax had a third and fourth place finish in the 100-meters. M. Boyd finished third, with a time of 19.56. K. Rogers was fourth, in 19.74. Tiara Woolford of HCHS was fourth in the 100-meters in 13.20, just ahead of Tashayla Chandler, who was fifth and ran a 13.67.

HCHS was fifth in the 4x100 relay in 58.59. The team members included Keyona Woody, Lillie Hamlett, Shauna Seymour, and Khadijah Brandon. Woolford placed sixth in the 400-meter dash, with a time of 1:05.99.

Marcus Bowman won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 42-08. Davon Greene won the triple jump, with an effort of 42-00. Kendall Adams was third in the event with 41-06 and Marcus Bowman eighth in 36-00. Kendall Adams took second in the high jump, with an effort of 5-08. Davon Greene was third, with a leap of 5-6.

Greene was second in the long jump, with an effort of 21-02.50. K. Adams was fourth in 20-06.50.

Tecquin Hogue was seventh in the discus, with an effort of 88-02. Antonio Bailey was sixth in the shot put with an effort of 36-03.

Marcus Bowman rolled home second in the 110-meter hurdles in 16.54, and Trey Roberts was sixth in 17.02.

Roberts placed fourth in the 100-meter dash in 11.79.

Aaron Little was sixth in the 1600-meter run in 5:33.50.

The Comet boys were second in the 4x100 meter relay in 45.55. Terrance Boyd, Roberts, Travis Lipscomb and K. Adams made up that relay squad. The boys’ 4x400 meter relay team placed fourth, in 3:50.84. That relay squad included Gordon Word, M. Bowman, Terrance Boyd and Darius Weaver.

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