Middlesex trackmen win district title
by Larry Chowning
The final event of a high school track meet is the 4x400 meter relay. How a team does in this event has determined many championships.
At the Tidewater District track meet on May 17 both Middlesex and King William had a shot at winning the title with one event—the 4x400 relay—remaining.
The Middlesex team of Joseph Nordan, Tarik Audian, Ridge Ellis and Malik Green had a group prayer before the race and then went out and won the event with its best time of the season (3:39.23).
“It came down to that last event and after a group prayer our guys ran their best race of the season and gained a lock for first place team honors,” said MHS coach Joel Anderson, who was also named Tidewater District Coach of the Year.
MHS had two double individual winners. Robert Lemon won the long jump and triple jump, and Ellis won the 1600 meters and 800 meters.
Middlesex scored 129 points and King William tallied 123 for second place. Mathews was third with 116, King & Queen fourth with 47, and West Point fifth with 23.
The Chargers will compete Thursday, May 23, in the Region A track meet at West Point High School.
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