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Mixed bag for Bluestone runners at meet; Evans qualifies for state 2-A finals / May 17, 2017
The Bluestone boys and girls track teams competed in the track portion of the James River District Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Wednesday, tying for second place with Prince Edward with 92 points.

Just days earlier, Bluestone led all teams in the field events with 43 points.

For Bluestone, Nyier Wilson-Evans took first place in the 110-Meter High Hurdles and in the 300 Meter Hurdles. Evans’ time of 15.64 in the 110 meter earned him a place in the state 2-A championships.

Aryanna Patrick qualified for Conference 34 competition, placing sixth in the 100-meter hurdles.

Tevarius Brooks was disqualified in the 100-meter dash due to a false start. Brooks went on to get a second place in the 300-meter hurdles.

Desean Hargrove also competed in the 100-dash but was unable to qualify for the finals.

In the 110-meter high hurdles, Bluestone’s Roger Dailey had an uncharacteristic start, slipping and falling out the blocks. Dailey battled back to qualify for the finals, but was disqualified in the finals when he experienced a false start.

Frank Csorba remained a steady performer, placing second in the 3200-meter run.

Prince Edward dominated the sprint events on Wednesday, sweeping the 100-meter with the top-three spots. The Eagles also took first and third in the 4x100 meter relay. Those two events were enough to earn the Eagles the tie with Bluestone for second place.

Cumberland took first place in the match with a score of 130.

The Dukes had three top runners in the 1600 meter, finishing second, third, and fourth. They took the 400-meter, finishing second, fifth, and sixth and the 800 meter, finishing first, fifth, and sixth.

Cumberland placed four runners in the 3200-meter run and they earned 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 6th. The Dukes’ 4x800 meter team finished second.

The Conference 34 Championships will take place at Nottoway High School.

Boys Results:

4 x 800 Meter Relay — 5th place (Cedric Taylor, Tavareous Hatcher, Camron Fritter, and Jarail Crawley)

Nyier Evans (Senior) — 1st place in 110 Meter High Hurdles (15.64, State Qualifier)

Nyier Evans (Senior) — 1st place in 300 Meter Hurdles

Tevarius Brooks (Senior) — 2nd place in 300 Meter Hurdles

Roger Dailey (Junior) — 4th place in 300 Meter Hurdles

Nyier Evans (Senior) — 5th place in 200 Meter Dash

Frank Csorba (Sophomore) — 2nd place in 3200 Meter Run

4 x 400 Meter Relay — 5th place (Deandre Hutcherson, Chris Hilliard, Camron Fritter, Tavareous Hatcher)

Team Scoring:

1st place — Cumberland 130 Points

2nd place (Tie) — Bluestone/Prince Edward 92 Points

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