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Girls track scores impressive win over GW, Martinsville

SoVaNow.com / May 11, 2009
The HCHS girls’ track team scored an impressive victory over GW-Danville and Martinsville in a tri-meet.

The Comet girls collected 82 points, comfortably ahead of Martinsville (33) and GW (29).

Halifax had seven first place finishes in the individual events alone while cruising to the victory.

Aaron Moreno-Hodge won the discus with a throw of 101’7, while Shamika Canada was third with a throw of 82’5.

Stacey Hamlett won the long jump with an effort of 16’51/2. Ashley Logan was second at 16-5, while Tanisha Evans was third in the long jump at 16-4 and Mikayla Boyd was fourth in 16-3 1/2.

HCHS also took the top three spots in the triple jump, led by Cherena Canada at 33-8. Hamlett placed second at 32-9 1/2, and Sharisse Weaver was third at 32-7 1/4.

Moreno-Hodge also won the shot put at 30’ 3 3/4, with S. Canada second at 28’ 7 3/4.

Evans sprinted to the winning time in the 200-meter dash in 25.90, with S. Hamlett third in 27.15 and

Ashley Logan fourth in 27.30.

Tyiesha Pannell was second in the 400 IM dash in 1:03.60, while M. Boyd was third in 1:03.79 and Keyona Woody was fourth in 1:05.18.

Aurora Wright was second in the 800 meter run in 3:06.

Evans led a Comet sweep in the 100 meter dash in 12.53, with S. Hamlett second in 12.55. Weaver was third in 12.68 and Logan fourth in 12.84.

Evans placed second in the 300 meter hurdles in 48.34, with C. Canada third in 52.31.

Andrea Wright won the high jump in 5-2, with T. Evans third at 4-10 and Aurora Wright fourth at 4-6.

Halifax’s 4x100 relay team also claimed top honors, with a time of 52.16.

Hamlett, Pannell, Boyd and Woody ran the relay event for HCHS.



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