Indoor track season came to an explosive close March 2-3 when the Indians traveled to Liberty University for the Group One and Two state championships. It was a very successful one with at least two school records being broken and several others close. Plus, every event from running to throwing saw a personal best by the Indian team members.
Layla Leo set the tone with a second place finish in the 500 meter race, breaking her own school record with a 1:20 time. She led the Indians to a 14th place finish with a total of 18 team points. She also ran the final leg of the 4X400 meter relay team, which included Trinity Smith, Sadie Blake and Camdin Sisk. Leo placed fifth with a 4:28.11 time.
The ladies 4X800 relay team of Sophia Sapanara, Smith, Blake and Sisk placed seventh with a time of 11:38. Camdin Sisk placed fifth in the 1000 meter run with a personal best time of 3:28.19.
The Indians guys also did well, scoring nine points for a 23rd place finish. Individually they also scored school record best times in their events.
Kyle Dobyns placed fourth in the 300 meter dash with a 37.81 clocking. Jay Bea took seventh in the shot with a 41’7” toss. Grant Biddlecomb took seventh in the 500 meter run with a 1:12.54 time.
The All Northern Neck District team was announced last week with Sr. Katrel Jones as a first team selection. Junior Camron Seldon and senior Denzel Palmer were second team selections.
With the winds of March just getting started, a young person’s mind stray to thoughts of baseball, softball, track and field and soccer, at least at Northumberland for the spring sports seasons. Two coaching changes have been announced, Mike Baker will move up the rise to take over the guy’s baseball team. Skip Grandstaff comes on board to lead the Lady Indians softball team. All other coaching positions remain the same on the varsity level.