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Devils shine at Polar Bear Meet

The Mathews High School boys’ and girls’ indoor track teams had a good outing Saturday, competing against athletes from Charles City and Northumberland in the Northumberland Polar Bear Meet.

The MHS girls won their meet, scoring 64 points to 60 for second-place Charles City and 30 for the host Indians. The Mathews boys, meanwhile, came in second with 84 points, a few points shy of Charles City (87), while beating out Northumberland (76). Though an indoor meet, the competition was held outdoors … hence the Polar Bear Meet name.

“I was very pleased and impressed with the performance of the kids,” head coach Tony Forrest, who is assisted this year by MHS economics and personal finance teacher Amanda Rodriguez.

Standouts on the girls’ side included Sarah Taylor, who won the high jump (4’10”) and came in second in the 55-meter hurdles (11.27 seconds) and long jump (15’10”). Those finishes qualified her for the state meet. She also earned a spot in the state tournament running a le...

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