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Forrest wins gold, silver at VHSL track meet

Mathews High School junior Donovan Forrest earned gold and silver medals in last weekend’s VHSL Class 1 Track and Field State Championships, held on Friday and Saturday at the James Madison University Track & Field Complex in Harrisonburg.

MHS earned one other medal at the event, with the boys’ 4x800 meter relay team of Seth James, Andrew Greve, Gavin Dustin and Keith Taylor taking silver with a second-place finish, which was also a school record in the event.

Forrest received his gold medal in the 110m hurdles. After placing first in the preliminary round with a time of 15.23 seconds, he improved his time to 15.08 to win the state championship.

He also took the silver in the 100-meter dash. He placed seventh in the preliminaries with a time of 11.34 seconds and second in the finals with a time of 11.52. Ironically, his time in the preliminaries (while only good enough for seventh place) would have given him the gold in the finals. He also competed in the 300m hurdles (pl...

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