~ PVN staff report
LURAY, March 1 — Fourteen track athletes at Luray High School headed out early this morning for the “Hill City” to compete in the VHSL Class 2 State Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 1-2 at the Liberty University Track Complex in Lynchburg.
Luray sophomore Annah Whitmer qualified for the state meet in three different events, while five other Bulldogs qualified in two events — sophomore Davey Johnson, freshman Carolina Wood, freshman Brianna Plum, junior Hunter Kibler and freshman Lucy Currle.
Among the local state qualifiers who were Region 1/2B champions on Feb. 18 at Heritage High School in Lynchburg were:
- Davey Johnson, sophomore — Boys 3200 M Run
- Carolina Wood, freshman — Girls 3200 M Run
- Freshman Carolina Wood, freshman Brianna Plum, sophomore Annah Whitmer and sophomore Alayna Roy — Girls 4×800 M Relay
The following Bulldog athletes also qualified for the Class 2 state meet:
- Hunter Kibler, junior — Boys 300M, 3rd place at region
- Annah Whitmer, sophomore — Girls 500M, 2nd place at region
- Eli Jones, junior — Boys 1000M, 2nd place at region
- Davey Johnson, sophomore — Boys 1600M, 2nd place at region
- Brianna Plum, freshman — Girls 3200M
- Freshman Lucy Currle, sophomore Annah Whitmer, sophomore Joslyn Alger and sophomore Alexa Davis — Girls 4x200M Relay, 2nd place at region
- Lucy Currle, freshman — Girls High Jump, cleared a height of 4’8″ to qualify for state
Qualifying for state at the East Coast Elite indoor track meet at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington earlier in the season were the members of the Boys 4x400M Relay team with a state-qualifying time of 3:52.54 — junior Hunter Kibler, junior Austin Lam, sophomore James Farrow and senior Michael Hite.
“The athletes worked hard over the season and earned themselves an opportunity at the state meet,” LHS head indoor track coach “Skip” Hamilton said. “The coaches are proud of their accomplishments. We have had a good week-and-a-half of practice since Region and hope to do well on Wednesday and Thursday.”
Tickets for the state indoor track meet at Liberty University may be purchased online at:
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