Clarke Track & Field Teams Take 1st and 2nd at Regional Finals

Clarke County’s track and field teams dominated regional competition in Charlottesville yesterday. The boy’s team placed first overall while the girl’s placed second. Both the boy’s team and the girl’s team will advance to the state finals next week at Radford University.

Billy Parker sprints to a win at 2010 VHSA Regional Track & Field Meet in Charlottesville, Virginia - Photo Dr. Charles Twigg

Billy Parker sprints to a win at 2010 VHSA Regional Track & Field Meet in Charlottesville, Virginia - Photo Dr. Charles Twigg

The regional meet was canceled on Friday due to heavy rains and lightning. Rain and lightning threatened again yesterday, but not before both the boy’s team took first place honors.

CCHS Boys Track & Field Team 2010 Regional Champions - Photo Dr. Charles Twigg

CCHS Boys Track & Field Team 2010 Regional Champions - Photo Dr. Charles Twigg

Clarke’s 3200 meter relay team scored 28 points placing first in each position.

Clarke boys narrowly lost the final event of the meet to district champion Manassas Park.  The Clarke County – Manassas Park rivalry will be continued this weekend at the state championship meet at Radford University on Saturday.

Many thanks to Dr. Charles Twigg of Berryville Optometry for providing photographs and information about the track meet.

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