For the first time since 2011, the St. Christopher’s indoor track took home the Prep League championship Saturday, outpacing second place Fork Union 150-96.
Woodberry Forest finished third while Collegiate finished fourth. Norfolk Academy and Trinity Episcopal took fifth and sixth respectively.
St. Christopher’s got the job done by winning eight events, including a pair of relays as the Saints snagged the 4×400 and 4×800 championships. The Saints also dominated in the jumps, sweeping the high, triple and long jump titles. Elby Omohundro, who won MVP honors for the meet, won the triple jump, placed second in the long jump, was the runner-up in the 55-meter hurdles and tied for fifth in the high jump.
Frank Royal took home the long jump title, took seventh in the 300 and fifth in the triple. Christian Sherod won the high jump to round out the Saints’ dominance on the jumps and ran a leg of the title-winning 4×400 relay.
Harrison Rice’s school record setting performance in the pole vault (15-09) was a big boost for the Saints and he also contributed with a fifth place in the high jump.
Wyatt Campbell led the Saints’ running effort with an event win in the 3200 meters and a third place in the 1600.
Fork Union’s second place finish was fueled in large part by Julian Yescas’ strong performance as the junior won both the 1000 and 1600 meter races. Ebruba Etta also got in on the act with a victory in the 500 meter dash and Logan Justice won the 300. Justice also ran on a runner-up relay squad in the 4×200. Sophomore Will Stupalsky finished second in the pole vault behind Rice’s huge vault and also took third in the long jump and triple jump as well as seventh in the 55 hurdles.
Woodberry Forest took third with the help of a lot of depth as the 4×200 relay squad was the only individual champion for the Tigers, who’s three-year reign as the Prep League indoor track champions ended with St. Christopher’s victory. The 4×400 squad too second overall as did the 4×800 squad. Baron Becker took second in the high jump and Josh Diaz was second in the shot put. Bebe Olaniyan, Cameron Hill and Terrell Jana took third, fourth and sixth in the 55-meter dash. James Carrington placed second in the 1000-meter run.
For Collegiate, a trio of individual champions powered the fourth place finish as Jess Speight won the shotput, Excellence Perry took the 55-meter dash and Barry Burgess won the 55-meter hurdles. Burgess also took third in the high jump. Perry added a fifth in the long jump and a second in the long jump. K.J. Rodgers took second in the 500 and the 4×200 squad finished third.
Norfolk Academy’s Bascombe Traywick took second in the 1600 while the Bulldogs’ 4×400 and 4×800 teams both finished third.
Donavan Goode took second in the 55-meter dash for Trinity Episcopal while Evan Thalhimer took second in the 300-meter dash. Max Galbraith took second in the 3200 for the Titans.