Track team at Colonel Classic Saturday


The William Byrd track team traveled to EC Glass to start the 2017 outdoor season, competing in the Vince Bradford Relays in Lynchburg.

“The weather was near perfect, with a little wind blowing, but temperature was very nice,” said Byrd coach Eric Royal. “With this being a relay meet it allows for running athletes in different events with a baton.”

The Byrd girls finished ninth out of 14 teams, topped by a second place finish for the 4×1,600 team. Both the 4×200 and 4×400 teams both finished fifth and the 4×100 team was sixth

The boys were 14th, taking a fourth in the 4×1,600 event. Greyson Cornett was sixth in the 300 hurdles.

The Terriers will be back in action this Saturday at William Fleming High for the Colonel Classic, a large meet that will go for most of the day. Field events start at 9 am with running events at 10 am.

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