Payne leads MHS girls
|Members of the Middlesex High School girls track team are, front from left, Andri Rowe, Kabri Young, Peyton Howder, Leigh Harrow, Kausha Parrish and Shannon Bristow; and standing, Bianca Rios, Dana Hunter, Tarnisha Hayes, Zinnie Reed, Jasmine Faucette, Monica Ward and Brittin Payne. (Photo by Larry Chowning)|
by Larry Chowning
The Middlesex High School girls track team finished fifth in the Tidewater District meet on May 15 at West Point High School. King William won the meet with 140 points; West Point was second with 139; Mathews, third, 116 points; King and Queen, fourth, 67; and Middlesex, fifth, 43.
Lady Charger Brittin Payne finished second in the shot put with a season-best throw of 31’11”. She also was fourth in the discus (83’10”).
The winning toss in the shot put came from King and Queen’s Sabretta Bagby, whose best throw this season was 30’7”. However, she came up with a 33’9” throw to easily win the district meet.
Lady Charger Leigh Harrow finished fourth in the 1600 meters (6:34.37) and fourth in the 3200 meters (14:49). Bianca Rios placed sixth in the 800 meters(1:10.75), and Shannon Bristow was sixth in the 1600 meters (6:44.85).
Others to score for MHS were Monica Ward, fifth, long jump (13’2”); Zennie Reed, fourth, shot put (29’7”); and Jasmine Faucette, 6th, discus (73’5.75”).
The Lady Charger 4x100 meter relay team took second place (58.76), and the 4x400 meter relay team was third (5:07.02). The 4x100 team ran a personal best time. Members of that team were Kuasha Parrish, Andri Rowe, Kabri Young and Monica Ward. Members of the 4x400 team were Bristow, Rowe, Rios and Ward.
Those who placed in the district meet will compete in the Region A championship on Thursday, May 23, at West Point High School.