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Track encounters learning experience

SoVaNow.com / June 07, 2018
Halifax County High School track encountered what can be termed a learning experience at the State 5A track meet in Newport News last weekend.

“Results were not what I hoped for but not too disappointing,” said Comet coach Mary Douglas.

Lawson Mayfield finished 15th in the 110 meter hurdles. Jaden Waller was seventh in the high jump (6-2).

Otis Slayton finished 15th in the 100 meter dash in 11.21. He finished eighth in the triple jump, 44-10.75. Slayton was sixth in the long jump at 22-06.25. He did not compete in the 200 meters because of an ankle injury.

Herbert Brooks fouled all three throws in the discus. “He and I both feel that his nerves got the best of him. As usual, he is already predicting his distance for next year,” said Douglas.

The 4x100m relay (Lawson Mayfield, Spencer Hargrave, Tavontae Carden and Otis Slayton) ran consistently with their previous times. Halifax lost two seniors (Carden and Mayfield), with Hargrave and Slayton returning.

“The rain held off until the meet was over, but we were consumed by the heat from early morning until late night. But oh what a blessing that we didn’t get the rain and heat at the same time,” said Douglas.

“Thanks for all the support from the athletes’ family and friends, and the community,” said Douglas.





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