Terriers host track meet against three district rivals

By Sports editor Brian Hoffman

Patterson Stadium in Vinton was the site of a four team track meet Monday as William Byrd played host to Franklin County, William Fleming and Northside in a showdown of Blue Ridge District teams.

Byrd had some strong performances in the meet. On the ladies’ side Sela Beatty won the 100m dash with a time of 12.97 and finished second in the 200m in 26.69.  In the 400m dash Emma Gordon finished first in 1:05.11 and Kelsey Roth finished third with a time of 1:08.42.  Grace Owen finished second in the 800m with a time of 2:43.31 and in the mile Maci Glass finished second in 6:03.79.

The 4x100m relay team of Chloe Harrilla, Sarah Fuchs, Emma Dalton and Beatty was first with a time of 51.88.  The 4x400m team of Harrilla, Gordon, Glass and Dalton was also a winner at 4:42.54.

In the long jump Harrilla won with a jump of 15’5” and finished second in the triple jump at 30’9”.  In the discus Mya Rosser won with a throw of 87’11”, Jaylen Rosser finished second (84’4”) and Sarah Fuchs finished 3rd (76’2”).  In the shot-put Sydney Blewett won with a throw of 34’4.25”,  Mya Rosser was second (31’8”) and Jaylen Rosser took third (29’9”).

Chloe Harrilla long jumps in Monday’s track meet at William Byrd. (photos by Jeff Marvin)

On the boys’ side Isaac Roth took first in the pole vault with a height of 10’.  Jamie Cawley finished second in the triple jump at 35’3” and Walker Nance was third with a jump of 34’9”.  In the high jump Cawley and Jackson Meador tied for second, clearing 5’6”.

In the 400m dash Wyatte Bailey was third with a time of 54.44 seconds.  In the 800m run Keaton Band finished first in 2:06.92. Nance took second in the 110m Hurdles with a time of 16.94 seconds.  The 4x400m relay of Band, Roth, Ryan Krawczyk and Bailey won their race in 3:46.87.

Byrd will be hosting another meet on Wednesday, June 2nd, with Roanoke County rivals Hidden Valley and Glenvar expected to attend.

Jayson Marvin is out of the blocks quickly in the 200 meters.

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