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James River Track competed in Vince Bradford Relays

The James River track team competed in the Vince Bradford Relays at E. C. Glass High School in Lynchburg last weekend. Three Knights had state-qualifying performances in the meet, which included over two dozen teams.

  Lord Botetourt’s Micah Luedtke grimaces as he reaches for the finish line in the 1600 against James River. Luedtke broke 5 minutes for the first time with a personal best 4:58.0 in winning the event.  Photo by Ed McCoy
Lord Botetourt’s Micah Luedtke grimaces as he reaches for the finish line in the 1600 against James River. Luedtke broke 5 minutes for the first time with a personal best 4:58.0 in winning the event. Photo by Ed McCoy

“There was some good competition, and a bunch of triple-A schools,” said River coach Greg Dyer. “It was a good meet.”

Freshman Reanna Hamm continued to impress. She finished third in the 100, and in the process she qualified for the state in that event. Hamm, who also took a fourth in the long jump in Lynchburg, has already qualified for four state meet events.

Britta Grim won the Vince Bradford girls 1600 with a state qualifying time. Cheyenne Falls finished fifth in the shot put and Rachel Hepler was sixth in the discus.

For the boys, Russell Rexrode was third in the discus and fourth in the shot put. Russell’s discus throw qualified him for the state in that event.

River and Lord Botetourt competed against each other in a meet in Daleville last week. The River girls won their meet 65-58 while the Lord Botetourt team prevailed in the boys’ competition 89-30.

This Saturday River will compete in the Turner Ashby Invitational at Bridgewater College.

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