Price, Graf lead the way as Cougars take track and field title

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — With senior Dante’ Price prevailing in all three of the sprints, Jefferson High stormed to the boys Potomac Valley Conference track & field meet title.
Price took a first in the 100 with his time of 10.76. He returned to win the 200 in 22.51. And then Price ran off to a win in the 400 in 48.57. In his fourth and last event he could compete in, Price was a member of the winning Jefferson 4×100 relay unit that clicked off a winning time of 3:30.07.

Jefferson’s boys won the county meet and later the PVC meet in readying for today’s Regional.

Jefferson’s boys won the county meet and later the PVC meet in readying for today’s Regional.

Jefferson amassed 162 points to Hedgesville’s 123 points. Musselman (92 points), Washington (68 points) and Martinsburg (62 points) trailed the top two teams.
Senior distance man Ryan Graf also posted three individual wins as well as running a leg on a winning relay team.
Graf ran a winning 2:02.77 in taking the 800. He followed with another win in the 1600, checking in with a time of 4:29.25. The field in the 3200 all finished behind Graf’s winning time of 9:31.89.
Jefferson won the 4×800 relay in 8:30.36 with Graf, Zach Wiberg, Rhett Zillinger and Jackson Jacobs doing the honors.
In the field events, Jefferson claimed wins in the high jump with Jordan Hardiman clearing 6-feet-4 inches and the long jump where Martinez Grant had a leap of 20-feet-11.75 inches.
The winning 4×100 relay team had Price, Robert Douglas, Juwan Yates and Lawrence Morris and was clocked in 43.36. The Cougars won the 4×400 relay in 3:30.07 with Warren Gray, Phillip Holliday, Leon Waldron and Warren Goode.
Achieving a second place was Dunkan Ward in the pole vault. Andrew Milliron was second in the 1600 and Jacobs second in the 3200.
Finishing third for the Cougars were Zillinger in the 1600 and Nico Hobbs in the 300 hurdles. The Jefferson 4×200 relay unit was also third.
Washington was paced by hurdler Connor Flinchum who was a two-time winner with his success in the 110 high hurdles (15.84) and the 300 intermediate hurdles (42.33).
Washington’s other win came in the 4×200 relay where Marquel Hosby, Ian MacLeod, Derrick Brunson and Flinchum were the four members.

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