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. The Saints got a huge boost from the meet’s top scorer Elby Omohundro who won the high jump, was the runner-up in the triple jump, took third in the 55-meter hurdles and the long jump and was fifth in the shot put.
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.
The Saints finished as the runner-up in the 4×800 and took fifth in the 4×400. In additon to Omohundro, Frank Royal had a big day, winning the long jump, taking third in the 55-meter race and seventh in the 300. Ian Smith won the 1000 meter individual title and Harrison Rice won the pole vault. Logan Hingst took seventh in the 55 hurdles, Miles Mullins took fourth in the 3200 and fifth in the 1600, Wyatt Campbell took fifth in the 3200 and Neal Dhar finished eighth in the 3200.
Collegiate finished third as a team with solid relay finishes leading the way, taking sixth in the 4×800, seventh in the 4×400, fifth in the 4×200. K.J. Rodgers finished as the runner-up in the 500, John Diemer took eighth in the 1000. John Phillip Mintz took fifth in the pole vault and Jake Darling took sixth in the long jump. Brett Oney was the state runner-up in the shotput and Kitchy Hyman took third in the shot while Alfred Stratford finished seventh in the high jump.
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 grabbed fourth in the long jump.
Norfolk Academy took sixth as a team, winning the 4×800 relay, snagging fourth in the 4×400 and eighth in the 4×200. Bascombe Traywick finished as the runner-up in the 1000 meters while Alex Nevarez took fourth in the 500, Adam Porter took eighth in the long jump, Jimmy Peccie took seventh in the 1000 and Mihir Damle snagged sixth in the 55 hurdles.
Trinity Episcopal’s Donovan Goode won the 55-meter dash while the Titans’ Max Galbraith took seventh in the 3200.