MHS track teams place third at quad meet

Caleb Selph - Posted on May 01, 2013 - 02:22 PM

The Mathews High School track teams traveled back to Northumberland last Wednesday to take on the Essex Trojans, Washington and Lee Eagles, and the NHS Indians in their second quad meet in two weeks.

Both the boys and the girls managed third-place finishes overall, with 46 points for the girls and 38 for the boys, ahead of W&L (girls with 24, boys with 33), but falling behind Northumberland (48 for girls, 63 for boys) and Essex.

In the girls, the high jump was controlled by junior Sharnice Williams, who took second with a height of 4’4"; freshman Shyanne Gordon, who was third with 4’4"; and senior Sabrina Myers, who was fifth with 4’2". Gordon also won the 100m hurdles and placed fourth overall in the 300m intermediate hurdles.

Also running hurdles was sophomore Vanessa Forrest, who got second with a time of 59.3 seconds in the 300m hurdles and fourth in the 100m hurdles. Meanwhile, Myers finished the 1-mile run in fourth place with a time of 6:26, alongside senior Nancy Barnhardt, who got third with a time of 6:17, as well as a win in the 2-mile-run with a time of 13:20.

In field events, senior Amber Cantrell took third in the discus with a 72’7" throw, while Casey Kelly took fifth in both the discus and the shot put, with throws of 71’10" and 24’1", respectively. In addition, the girls’ 4x400 relay team won first place.