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MHS track heads into Tidewater District meet

The Mathews High School track team is gearing up for today’s Tidewater District meet, and head coach Tony Forrest believes his Blue Devil athletes are peaking just in time for the big event.

The meet begins at 3:30 this afternoon at West Point High School. Forrest has high hopes for the boys’ team winning the tournament outright.

“I’ve seen some signs the last couple of weeks that it’s starting to come together,” Forrest said.

In addition to having an eye on taking home the district trophy, Forrest is also looking to have several athletes qualify for the upcoming regional and state tournaments.

The boys’ team has been strong this year, led by senior Elijah Willis, who runs the 100 and 200 meter events, as well as being a member of the 4x100 relay team that advanced to last year’s state meet. Senior Jarius Monroe and sophomores Javon Johnson and Antonio Smith make up the rest of the 4x100 team. Willis also competes in the long jump and...

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