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Park View track & field athletes take part in Liberty Invitational / December 18, 2019
High school athletes from Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Maryland converged on Liberty University to take part in the Liberty Christmas Invitational held this past Saturday.

The meet attracts some of the top track and field talent on the east coast. Park View had several athletes take part in the event.

Park View’s Shamya Williams stood out by placing in the Top 10 among elite high school competition.

Williams placed fourth in the girls’ shot put with a toss of 34-4.75. It was Park View’s best showing in the event, with the Dragons also sending sprinters and long distance runners to the Liberty meet.

Other solid performances were turned in by sprinter Eqwahjamere Tisdale in the boys 55 meter dash with a time of 6.94 seconds. Tisdale finished 45th in a field of 158 runners. Rayquan Alexander was 75th with a time of 7.09 seconds.

Tisdale also took 29th in the boys long jump with a leap of 18-2.75 feet. Jahir Magana was 38th in the boys shot put with a throw of 25-10.5 feet. There were 58 competitors in the long jump and 79 in the shot put.

Jacob Fadool placed 56th in the 500 meter dash with a time of 1:15:65 and Fadool was 68th in the 1000 meter run with a time of 2:58:06.

The Invitational saw several national best times conquered or challenged throughout the day at the Liberty Indoor Track Complex. Carlos Shultz of Loundon Valley High School set national best times in the 1600 and 3200 meters.

Schultz ran the 1600 in a time of 4:18.15. The previous record was set by Theo Woods of E.C. Glass High School on Jan. 12, 2018 with a time of 4:18.99.

Schultz’s 3200 meter time of 9:09.71 surpassed the previous record of 9:23.59 set by Alec Schrank of Millbrook High School on Feb. 18, 2017.

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