MHS track kicks off 2019 season

Caroline Bray - Posted on Mar 20, 2019 - 12:42 PM

The Mathews High School track and field team kicked off its spring season last Wednesday with a meet at Charles City High School.

The girls’ team placed fourth overall out of seven teams, while the MHS boys placed first overall out of a field of eight schools.

On the JV team, Sarah Taylor competed in the 300m hurdles with a time of 56.47 seconds, jumped 4’10” in the high jump, and 11’9” in long jump. Cameron McDonald competed in the 800m run with a time of 2:49 and the 400m dash in 1:07.

For the varsity girls, Aliyah Henderson ran the 100m dash in 14.99 seconds. Sarah Fitzgerald competed in the 100m hurdles in 20.92 seconds. Victoria Palaimo competed in the 100m hurdles in 22.97 seconds and jumped 4’6” in high jump which qualified her for the state championship meet.

Megan Johnson also jumped 4’6” in high jump which qualified her for the state meet as well Johnson also placed first out of 12 athletes jumping 13’1” in long jump. Lanazia Whalen threw 16’2” in the shot put and 47’1” in the discus. Anna Duncan, Megan Johnson, Victoria Palaimo and Aliyah Henderson ran a 5:35 in the 4x400m relay.