The William Byrd track team participated in the 53rd annual Cosmopolitan Club Track Meet at William Fleming High School last week.
Team winners were the Cave Spring boys and Patrick Henry girls in the Senior Division and the Franklin County boys and Christiansburg girls in the Junior Division, for freshmen and sophomores.
The Byrd girls finished seventh in the Senior Division and 11th in the Junior Division with over 20 schools represented. The girls Junior 4×400 relay finished second in the meet in 4:36.28, the best time for the school this year. The team consisted of sophomores Erin Wienke, Brin Tardy and Evie Laherty and freshman Kelsy Roth.
Four girls qualified for the finals of the 800. In the Senior division, junior Morgan Fletchall placed third in a personal best 2:32.06 and senior Kayland Bond qualified seventh in 2:39. In the Junior division, Wienke placed third in a season best 2:32.41 and Tardy was seventh at 2:37.54
Senior Jasmine Allinson placed second in the finals of the 100 hurdles in the Senior division in a personal best 17.73 and fourth in the 300 hurdles in 53.07, also a personal best.
Senior Gracie Tyus finished fifth in the senior division shot put at 35’1″ and missed state qualifying mark by just 3/4″.
Seniors Savannah Gheen and Alexis West made the finals of the triple jump. West placed third, jumping 34’10.25″, and Gheen was seventh at 32’3″. It was the first time West ever competed in triple jump.
On the boys side, the Terriers were ninth in the Senior division. The group of Hunter Board, Hunter Bohon, Greyson Cornett, and Beem Sareekun placed third in the 4×100 relay Senior division in a season best time of 46.06.
The 4×400 team placed third in the Senior division at 3:41.18, consisting of Board, Jayden Glass, Bradley Woodcock and Sareekun.
Senior Ashton Ashley placed fifth in the Senior division 800 meters in 2:05.05, a personal best. Junior Cornett placed fifth in the 110 hurdles in 16.55 after finishing second in the qualifying round. He also placed sixth in the 300 hurdles. Bohon placed 6th in High Jump at 5’8″.
There was also a middle school division, with the Read Mountain boys and Northside girls coming out on top.
Byrd’s Nathan Hayslett finished fifth in 300 hurdles and eighth in the 400. Also in middle school, Chloe Harilla placed fourth in triple jump.
Byrd was scheduled to compete in the Blue Ridge District meet at Fleming on Wednesday of this week, and on Saturday they’ll run in the Knights’ Classic at Cave Spring.
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