Louisa County sweeps 2019 Jefferson District outdoor track titles

Photo courtesy George Stanley

Louisa County track and field swept the 2019 Jefferson District outdoor track and field championships Tuesday at Fluvanna County High.


On the boys side, Louisa outpaced runner-up Fluvanna County 128-113, with two relay wins helping power the victory. The Lions won both the 4×400 and 4×800 relays and also leaned on a series of individual champions to pull off the title.


Isaac Haywood, the reigning indoor triple jump champion, won the triple jump and took third in the 200-meters. Bowen Varney won the 800, Mark Carter won the high jump and Jacob Woodson won both the 300 hurdles and the pole vault. Logan Yancey was the runner-up in the discus while Shylek Washington took second in the high jump and Branden Wood was the runner-up in the 3200. Robert Brown finished third in the 400


For runner-up Fluvanna, Eli Hartzog piled up points with wins in the discus and the shotput while Christian Holland won the long jump and Ledric Reid took home the 110 hurdles title. Holland also took third in the triple while Cameron Holland finished third in the long jump. Colby Martin was the runner-up in the triple and Dante Eddings was the runner-up in the 100. Jared Newman was the runner-up in the 110 hurdles and Alden Custer was the runner-up in the discus behind Hartzog. Both Fluvanna’s 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams took second.


Western Albemarle took third overall, led by Joe Hawkes winning the 1600 and finishing as the runner-up in the 800 while Jack Eliason took second in the 1600 and third in the 800. Joseph Taylor notched a win in the 3200 while Connor Pearson was the runner-up in the 300 hurdles and Ricky Weike took second in the pole vault. A trio of third place finishes rounded out the highest scoring Warriors with Will Bonner taking third in the 1600, Stuart Terrill third in the 3200 and Henry Sullivan third in the 110 hurdles.


Monticello’s William Trent had a huge day, winning the 400 and taking the runner-up slot in the 200 while teammate Kumiko Turner was the shot put runner-up.. The Mustangs’ 4×100 squad took third.


Charlottesville got third place finishes from Lewis Tate in the 100 and their 4×800 squad. Albemarle’s Payton Martin took third in the high jump and Bowdie Arvidson was third in the pole vault. Orange County’s Jarious Faulkner was the runner-up in the 400 and the Hornets took third in the 4×400.


Powhatan’s Anthony Greenhow won the 100 and 200 and helped lead the Indians to a win in the 4×100.



Louisa County’s girls squad ran away with the girls title, scoring 199 points to hold off second place Western’s 106 total points.


The Lions got a huge boost from winning both the 4×100 and 4×800 races while finishing as the runner-up in the 4×400.


Individually, seven different Lions won events. Dezmajia Carter doubled up with wins in the long and triple jumps. Dahja Price wn the 100 while Neisha Ragland won the 200 after taking third in the 100. Cierra Caicedo won the 3200 and led a sweep of the top three spots with Sarah Seay taking second and Alayna Campbell taking third. Sydney Cherry won the 300 hurdles and took third in the 100 hurdles. Celia Agee’s pole vault title rounded out the event champions for the Lions.


Other key Louisa contributors were Caitlyn Matthews taking second in the 400 and Faith Leslie taking third in that race. Haleigh Kerstetter took third in the 800, Olivia Hurley was the runner-up in the short hurdles, Chloe Fritz was third in the 300 hurdles and Susan Frierson was second in the triple jump.


Western Albemarle’s runner-up performance got a charge from a win in the 4×800 and a two-event sweep by Sterling Hull as she won the 800 and 1600. Kate Ratcliffe took second behind Hull in both those races. Elizabeth Davis won the 400 and was the runner-up in the 200. Caroline McGahren took third in the 1600, Ella Taylor was the 300 hurdles runner-up and Vakirah Barbour took third in the discus.


Fluvanna finished third as a team, with Delaney Reed’s discus title leading the way. The Flucos’ 4×800 and 4×400 squads were the district runner-ups. Jules Shepherd finished third in the high jump and long jump. Amina Wilson was the pole vault runner-up and Ashlee Price took third place. Khyariah Dacis was the runner-up in the shot.


For fourth place Orange, Hannah Snodgrass won the 100 hurdles and Jasmine Tompkins won the shot put and was the discus runner-up. DeSante Clark took third in the triple jump while the Hornets’ 4×100 squad took second.


Monticello got a big win from Zhynia Johnson in the high jump, while Makayla Butler took third in the shotput. Both the Mustangs’ 4×100 and 4×800 squads took third.


Powhatan’s Paris Brown was the runner-up in the 100 while Arnell Jackson took third in the 200 and was the runner-up in the long jump. Ashley Trevillian was the high jump runner-up.