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Indoor track strong in meet

SoVaNow.com / December 20, 2012
The Halifax County High School boys’ and girls’ indoor track teams had strong performances Monday in a quad meet at Heritage High School in Lynchburg.

The Comets girls outscored Jefferson Forest by one point. The Comet boys enjoyed a 25-point meet over Jefferson Forest.

Halifax had some strong performances by the boys’ indoor track team.

Devan Richardson took the 55-meter dash in 6.61 seconds. Roland Brandon captured the 55-meter hurdles in 8.74. Kahil Jones captured the high jump in 5-10.

Jamal Crews took the triple jump with a leap of 40-8. He also placed third in the 55-meter hurdles in 9.57 seconds.

William Brooks won the 500-meter race in 1:15.52 and also took second in the 300-meter race in 40.17 sec.

Tre Morgan captured the shot put in 41-11. HCHS had a 1-2-3 finish in the triple, as Hogue had second with a leap of 35-8. Brandon took third with a mark of 37-11.

HC got a second in the shot put, with Shalar Charleton reaching the runner-up effort with a throw of 41.9. Jarius Marable was third with a throw of 40-6.

HCHS won the 4x200 meter relay with a time of 1:40.59. The Comets were second in the 4x400 meter relay in 3:59.16.

Juan Leon took second in the 500 meters in 1:15.38 and Andrew Liegey took second in the 1600 meters in 5:23.49.

Tyrika Lee won three events for the HCHS girls, including the 300-meters (46.39); the long jump (14’-10.25 inches) and the triple jump with a mark of 31-8.

She was second in the 55-meters in 7.84 seconds and second in the high jump with an effort of 4-6.

Tylisha Crews won the 55-meter dash in 7.74 seconds, while she was second in the 300-meters in 46.73 seconds.

HCHS had other athletes who added extra points to the Comet total. Jessica Hinds was second in the 1600-meter run in 7:02.02. Trinity Williams was third overall in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 11.29 seconds. Anissia Coleman was third in the triple jump with an effort of 29.4.

Jasmine Simms had a fourth place effort in the 500 meters in 1:45.94. HCHS got a second in the triple jump with Tierra Stephens posting a jump of 30 feet, one-half inch. Coleman was third with her effort of 29-4. The Comet girls also had a first in the 4x200 meter relay in 1:59.04 and third in the 4x40 meter relay in 5:03.61.

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