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Lady Comets second in WVD meet

TRIPLE JUMP - Brittany Foster won the WVD title Friday in the triple jump, with a leap of 34-7. (Keith Douglas photo) / May 17, 2009
E.C. Glass, bolstered by clear sailing in the pole vault, downed the HCHS girls’ outdoor track team to claim the Western Valley district meet crown Friday.

The Hilltoppers, who are leaving the WVD after this spring, collected 163.33 points to win the title. Glass got valuable points in the pole vault, as the Comets do not compete in that event. But the Comets, who may be positioned to become the new powerhouse in district girls’ track next season and beyond, finished second with 136.33 points, well ahead of the rest of the WVD.

PH-Roanoke was third, with 84 points, in girls’ action. GW-Danville was fourth, with 48 points. Franklin County was fifth, with 45.33 points and William Fleming was sixth, with 44.

HCHS had a number of standout performances.

The Comets’ 4x100 meter relay team won the district title in 51.24. The relay members are Stacey Hamlett, Tyiesha Pannell, Mikayla Boyd and Sharisse Weaver.

Andrea Wright of HCHS won the high jump crown in the WVD with an effort of 5-02.

Wright’s effort qualified her for the state meet.

Brittany Foster was third in the event with an effort of 4-10. Aurora Wright was fourth in 4-10.

Brittany Foster also won the WVD triple jump, with an effort of 34-7.25.

Tanisha Evans was third with a leap of 33-8.75 and Cherena Canada was fifth with an effort of 32-10.5.

Aaron-Moreno Hodge won the district discus crown with an effort of 118-11, qualifying her for the state. She was sixth in the shot put with a throw of 32-01.50 and Shamika Canada was seventh in the discus.

The Comets’ 4x400 meter relay team took second in the WVD, with a time of 4:18.84. The members of that relay team are Boyd, Keyona Woody, T. Pannell and Aurora Wright.

The Comets also grabbed third in the 4x800 meter relay in 12:39.34. The relay team members are Cherena Canada, Shamika Canada, Keiona Davis and Keyona Woody.

Brittany Foster finished second in the WVD long jump, with a leap of 16-11.

Tanisha Evans was third in 16-08.50 and Stacey Hamlett and Ashley Logan were fifth and sixth.

Halifax will be sending a quality contingent to the Northwest Regional track meet.

The top six individuals qualify for the regionals, whereas the top three relay teams qualify.

Stacey Hamlett placed second in the 100 meter dash in 12.74, qualifying her for the regionals. Tanisha Evans was third in 12.74 and Ashley Logan was seventh. Whitney Moss of Glass won the 100 in 12.64.

Evans was also second in the 200 meter dash in 26.14, and Hamlett secured a regional berth with a sixth place effort in 26.64. Ashley Logan was eighth in 27.14.

Tyiesha Pannell was fourth in the 400-meter dash in 1:02.14. Mikayla Boyd was seventh in 1:05.24 and Keyona Woody eighth in this event.

Aurora Wright was eighth in the 800-meter run in 2:45.64.

Brittany Foster was third in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.04, while Cherena Canada was sixth in this event in 18.74.

Tanisha Evans placed second in the 300-meter hurdles in 48.14, while Brittany Foster was fourth in 49.54.


100 METER DASH - Three Comets competed in the 100 meter dash in the WVD championships Friday in Lynchburg. Shown here are from left, Ashley Logan, who finished seventh; Stacey Hamlett, who finished second and Tanisha Evans, who was third. (Keith Douglas photo)

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