Locals make mark at 2017 Dogwood Classic

The 2017 Dogwood Track Classic featured a ton of sterling performances from athletes across the region and state, but local competitors also got in on the mix and put together some strong outings.


The top finish of the meet for locals actually came on Friday as Albemarle’s girls squad finished second in the distance medley relay with a time of 12:28.10 behind champion E.C. Glass’ 12:27.10. Western Albemarle’s squad took fifth in the race.


Several other girls relay squads ran well, with the Western girls taking fourth in the 4×800 while Louisa’s girls took sixth in that race. The STAB girls took sixth in the 4×100.


Individually, Louisa County’s Taylor Robinson finished third in the 100 hurdles while Fluvanna County’s Matasha Martin checked in at eight in that race. Western Albemarle’s JMU-bound runner Averi Witt finished fourth in the 1600 while Albemarle’s Ryann Helmers took sixth. In the 800, Witt took seventh behind Albemarle standout Kat Mayo who took fourth.


STAB’s Clara Duffy took sixth in the 2000-meter steeplechase while Fluvanna’s Saige Haney took sixth. Fluvanna’s Renee Custer took fourth in the discus. Alexandira Daniels of Fluvanna took fifth in high jump while Madison Masloff finished fourth in the pole vault and Louisa’s Celia Agee snagged fifth in the vault.


On the boys side, Fork Union’s 4×400 squad led the way with a runner-up performance behind champion Lee-Davis. STAB’s Jayden Nixon finished fifth in the 200 meters while Fork Union’s squad took fourth in the sprint medley relay. Blue Ridge’s Adam Maisano took 11th in the steeplechase. Reynold Wallbrook of Fork Union took 11th in the 300 hurdles. Woodberry took ninth in the 4×100.