Louisa sweeps 2018 Jefferson District indoor track titles

Louisa County didn’t leave a lot of doubt and left itself some room for error in a sweep of th 2018 Jefferson District Indoor Track and Field Championships, with the Lions’ girls rolling up 123 points to second place Western’s 96 while the boys cruised to a title with 157.5 points to runner-up Charlottesville’s 73 points.


The Louisa boys swept the relays, winning the 4×800 team of Bowen Varney, Jaret Grimsley, Branden Wood and Taylor Ward and the 4×400 with Jacob Woodson, Grant Williams, Robert Brown and Matthew West as well as the 4×200 with West, Woodson, Tyler Haywood and Williams combining for that victory. Woodson won the 55-meter hurdles for the Lions and West won the 55-meter dash. Dillon Nelson won the 1600-meter and 3200-meter races to pile up big points. Isaac Haywood got big wins for the Lions in the triple jump with Tyler Haywood snagging second in the triple. Sean Dobb led a one-two-three-four finish in the shot put for the Lions, with Cray Jones, Logan Yancey and Alex Washington following Dobb in the title-winning spot. Woodson also chipped in a runner-up finish in the pole vault.


Charlottesville’s second place finish got a boost from Mathieson Haworth winning the 300-meter and 500-meter races along with Isaac Vik winning the 1000. Joe Von Storch won the long jump.


Also on the boys side, Western Albemarle boys 4×800 squad took second place while Jack Eliason took second in the 1600. Western’s Landon Smith won the pole vault.


Fluvanna’s boys got a runner-up finish from Colby Martin in the 55 hurdles and a runner-up by Dante Eddings in the 55-meter dash. Christian Holland took second in the long jump.


Albemarle’s Chayden Hackett took second in the 500-meter run and Tighe O’Loughlin finished second in the 1000. Evan Burns placed second for the Patriots in the 3200.  


Orange’s Jordan Presley was the runner-up in the 300 and Ty Warren finished second in the high jump and third in the long jump. Elijah Suggs finished third for the Hornets in the triple jump.


Monticello’s Jerrick Ayers took third in the 55-meter dash and finished third in the 4×200.


On the girls side, Louisa’s title hopes got a boost from a powerhouse performance by Dahja Price who won the 55-meter dash and the long jump and took third in the high jump. Sarah Seay doubled up with wins in the 1600 and 3200-meter races for Louisa and Celia Agee also won a title in the pole vault. In the relays, the Lions’ girls won the 4×200 with a team of Sophie Karney, Neisha Ragland, Sarah Proctor and Price and took third in the 4×400 and fourth in the 4×800.


Western’s Ella Taylor won the 1000-meters and Caroline Koester won the 300. The Western girls placed second in the 4×200 relay and won the 4×400. Leah Ackerman won the shot put.


The Fluvanna girls team of Emily Smeeds, Kristen Cabrera, Keri Hart and Saige Haney won the 4×800 relay. Cabrera and Haney finished second and third in the 1000. Charlottesville’s Susannah Birle was the 55-meter dash runner-up.


Albemarle’s Catie Grebe finished second in the 500 while Emma Graham took second in the high jump. Orange’s Jasmine Tompkins was the runner-up in the shot put.


Monticello’s Hannah Anderson finished third in the 1600 and fourth in the 1000. Lilly Linnweber was the runner-up in the 3200, Maria Vizcaino took third. Makayla Butler was third in the shot put.