With three of the top individual scorers putting up huge days for Fork Union’s indoor track and field squad, Saturday was all about multi-tooled athletes like Will Stupalsky, Ebruba Etta and R.C. Walbrook.
Those three multi-tooled athletes helped the Blue Devils win the program’s first state title since 2013 Saturday in Richmond, edging out host St. Christopher’s 125 to 113 to sew up the championship.
Etta won the 300-meter dash and took second in the 55-meter dash
Wallbrook won the 55-meter hurdles, was the runner-up in the 300-meter race and took fifth in the 55-meter dash.
Stupalsky finished second in the high jump and pole vault, third in the triple jump, took fourth in the 55-meter hurdles and grabbed fifth in the high jump.
It helped too that Fork Union won the 4×200, took sixth in the 4×400 and seventh in the 4×800. Harrison Duncan also piled up points by taking fourth in long jump and triple jump and fifth in the 55 hurdles. Julian Yescas finished fourth in 1600 and fifth in the 1000. Logan Justice took sixth in the 300 while Joshua Julien grabbed fifth in the 500 and William Lot took sixth in the 500
Nathan Disbrow was the runner-up in high jump and sixth in pole vault while Tifeoluwa Akintan took sixth in triple.
Woodberry Forest finished fifth as a team with Baron Becker’s third in the high jump and fifth in the triple jump leading the way. R.J. Ross took seventh in the long jump and triple jump too. Myles Malone took fifth in the high jump, Jeb Brinkley snagged third in the pole vault, Kyle Kauffman took fourth in the pole vault and Drew Kwon grabbing fourth in the long jump.
Covenant junior Hallie Reese finished as the state runner-up in the shot put.
Tandem’s distance runners managed to make an impact at the meet as well, with the Badgers’ 4×800 team taking fourth in the state. The girls 4×200 team finished ninth.