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MHS runners excel at state meet

The Mathews High School indoor track teams performed well in last week’s VHSL Class 1/2 Combined Indoor Track and Field Championships, held on Feb. 28-29 at Liberty University, Lynchburg.

“I’m very pleased and proud of this year’s team,” said head coach Tony Forrest. “Everyone came and improved over the season. I am excited and looking forward to outdoor season as we continue to improve.”

Donovan Forrest was the highest-placing Devil at the state meet, coming in third in the 55-meter hurdles (8.15 seconds). He got to the final round by placing first in his preliminary heat, running the course in 8.02 seconds. Forrest also competed in the 55-meter dash, posting a time of 6.83 seconds in the preliminary round. Although that was good enough for a season best time, he placed 13th and did not advance.

The Mathews 4x800 relay team (juniors David James, Gavin Dustin and Keith Taylor and sophomore Adam Dustin) placed fifth in the finals with a time of 8:32.31. With its time, the 4x80...

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