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MHS boys place 3rd in regional track meet

The Mathews High School boys’ track team placed third in last Wednesday’s Region 1A track meet, which was held at Charles City High School. Several MHS boys and girls will advance to the VHSL Class 1 State Championships, which will be held on Friday and Saturday at James Madison University in Harrisonburg.

The MHS boys finished the meet with 105.5 team points, behind regional champs Lancaster (133 points) and second-place Middlesex (111.5 points). The MHS girls finished ninth as a team with 29 points. Middlesex won the regional title for the girls with 126 team points.

On the boys’ side, Donovan Forrest took first in the 110H and 100m, and placed third in the 300H. Keith Taylor placed first in the long jump and fourth in the triple jump. Chance Higginbotham won the 3200-meter run and Gavin Dustin placed second in the 800m run. The boys’ 4x800 meter relay came in second and the 4x400m relay finished third.Top finishers among the girls included Nora Suthard, who won the triple jum...

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