St. Christopher’s edges Fork Union for Prep League indoor track title

St. Christopher’s track program had to wait five years for their last indoor Prep League championship.

 

Apparently the Saints decided that was too long. St. Christopher’s won their second straight indoor championship Saturday, edging runnerup Fork Union in dramatic fashion 145.5 to 145.

 

The Saints got a huge lift from an amazing all around day by Elby Omohundro who won both the high jump and triple jump, finished as the runner-up in the long jump and shot put and took third in the 55-meter hurdles. Teammate Frank Royal also had a strong day, winning the long jump and runner-up in the 300 while taking third in the 55-meter dash.

 

The Saints got a big relay win in the 4×800 and took third in the 4×400. They also got individual event championships from Ian Smith in the 1000 and Harrison Rice in the pole vault. Miles Mullins was the runner-up in the 1600 while Neal Dhar took second in the 3200.

 

Fork Union’s near miss at claiming its first indoor title since 2013 came on the strength of a pair of strong relay performances — a win in the 4×200 and a runner-up in the 4×400 — and Will Stupalsky’s all-around effort. Stupalsky won the pole vault, took second in the triple jump and second in the 55-meter hurdles while taking third in the long jump.

 

Ebruba Etta won a pair of individual titles for the Blue Devils, taking home the 55-meter dash and 300-meter dash wins. R.C. Walbrook won the 55-meter hurdles and took third in the 300. Julian Yescas won the 1600 and Blaine Marrs won the 3200.

 

Joshua Julien took third in the 500 and Harrison Duncan was third in the triple to round out the bulk of Fork Union’s scoring.

 

Norfolk Academy took third place with 59.50 points on the day, getting a charge from an event win in the 4×400 relay. Alex Nevarez finished as the runner-up for the Bulldogs in the 500 while Bascombe Traywick took second in the 1000 and third in the 1600.

 

Collegiate took fourth with 55 points thanks to Brett Oney winning the shot put and K.J. Rodgers winning the 500. Alfred Stratford took third in the high jump and Kitchy Hyman took third in the shot put.

 

Woodberry finished fifth with Baron Becker taking second in the high jump and Jeb Brinkley taking third in the pole vault.

 

Trinity Episcopal took sixth with Donovan Goode taking second in the 55-meter dash while Max Galbraith took third in the 1000 and 3200.

 

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