By Brian Hoffman

The William Byrd girls were second and the boys were sixth in the Region 3D indoor track meet in Salem Saturday night. The Christiansburg girls and boys swept the team titles at the Kerr-Cregger Indoor Fieldhouse on the campus of Roanoke College.

Isaac Roth soars over the bar in the pole vault event. (photos by Brian Hoffman)

The top six in each event scored at the regional, and the top three will advance to the state meet. The Class 3 state meet will be at Liberty University on Monday and Tuesday of next week.

Last Saturday at RC Byrd’s Chloe Harrilla started off the day by finishing second in the long jump (16’2.5”), fourth in the high jump (4’2) and second in the triple jump (31’9.5”).  Sela Beatty qualified for States in the 55m dash with a third-place finish and time of 7.73 seconds.

In the 300m dash Remi Figart (45.22) and Emma Dalton (45.33) qualified for states with a second and third place finish. Olivia Hurd qualified for the state track meet with a third place finish in the 1000m run with a time of 3:26.60 and the girls 4x200m relay of Harrilla, Kelly O’Connor, Dalton and Figart qualified for states with a season’s best performance of 1:52.73, outrunning Christiansburg.  Also, the girls 4x400m relay qualified for states with a third-place finishing time of 4:38.22 with the team of O’Connor, Kelsey Roth, Emma Gordon and Maci Glass.

Emma Dalton hands off to Remi Figart for the final leg of the girls’ 4 x 200 relay. Byrd won the race in their best time of the season and qualified for the state meet.

The girls’ 4x800m relay team of Hurd, Rebecca Qiu, Glass and Gordon finished second in the race and earned a spot in the state meet with a time of 10:59.30.  The William Byrd girls’ team finished second among eight teams in the region with 71 points.

On the boys’ side, the 4x800m relay of Cameron Dalton, Keaton Band, Jayden Glass and Ryan Krawczyk won the race with a time of 8:47.74.   Band finished second in the 500 with a time of 1:11.46.  The 4x400m relay of  Band, Dalton, Isaac Fix and Isaac Roth finished third and qualified for the state meet with a time of 3:46.81.   Roth also finished third in the pole vault with a height of 11’.

Walker Nance glides over a hurdle.

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