By Sports editor Brian Hoffman

The William Byrd Indoor track and field team had their first track meet of the year last week. The indoor team went outdoors to host Cave Spring and Glenvar in a “Polar Bear” meet at Patterson Stadium in Vinton.

Both the Byrd girls and boys had a great day and they did well despite the temperatures and wind on the track. On the women’s side Sela Beatty won the 55m dash with a time of 7.79 seconds while Sydney Blewett finished 2nd (8.24), Chloe Harrilla was 3rd (8.38) and Emma Dalton took 5th (8.60).

The William Byrd Indoor Track team ran an outdoor “Polar Bear” meet last week at Patterson Stadium. (Shown left to right) Byrd’s Emma Dalton, Sela Beatty, and Chloe Harrilla are off and running in the 55 meter dash. (photos by Brian Hoffman)

In the 300m dash Remi Figart finished 2nd with a time of 46.91 and Kelsey Roth was 3rd with a time of 50.86 seconds. Harrilla won the long jump with a leap of 15’2’’ and Beatty was 2nd with a jump of 15’1/2”.

Remi FiGart competes in the long jump.

On the men’s side Noah Thompson finished 2nd in the 55m with a time of 7.20 seconds. In the 300m dash Isaac Roth won with a time of 39.53 seconds while Dakota Bell finished 3rd (42.61) and Case Crawford was 6th (46.31).

Keaton Band won the 1000m run with a time of 2:57.51 and Reagan Lilley was 4th (3:38.64).  Ryan Krawczyk took 2nd in the Mile at 5:22.32.  Isaac Roth won the long jump with a jump of 16’4”,  Jacob McKinney finished second in the shot put with a throw of 28’9” and Jack Hinkle was 3rd in the shot with a throw of 21’1”.

Keaton Band (white jersey) is on his way to a win in the 1000 meters.


Jacob McKinney puts the shot.



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