Hurt, Scott lead Chargers on track

Published 8:10 am Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sophomore Zakiyyah Hurt and senior Brandon Scott represented Central High School with some high finishes during the Conference 42 Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at Charles City High School on May 18.

The Lady Chargers scored 30 points to finish in fifth place out of seven teams, while the Chargers placed sixth with 27 points.

Cumberland’s girls team easily won the conference title with 158 points, and the boys team from Middlesex was victorious with 146.

Hurt took second place in the 100-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles. She claimed fourth place in the long jump and the triple jump.

Scott placed second in the 110-meter hurdles, third in the 300 hurdles and he was listed as being part of the 4×100-meter relay team that took fourth. Also listed with him on the team were Tyler Williams, Raymond Alexander and Malik Lambert.

The Chargers 4×400-meter relay team came in fourth, as well. Listed on that team were Williams, Alexander, Ben Spencer and Brian Blaszkiewicz.

Also coming in fourth in an individual event was Morgan Hall in the girls 3200-meter run.

Taylor King was right behind Hall in fifth, while Dion Graham took fifth place in the boys shot put.

Blaszkiewicz claimed fifth in the 1600-meter run.

Lambert finished sixth in the 200-meter dash, rounding out the Central athletes responsible for generating points for the school’s teams.

Athletes or relay teams placing in the top six of an event earn points for their school team.

First place is worth 10 points, second is worth eight, third is worth six, fourth is worth four, fifth is worth two and sixth is worth one.

If there is a tie in the top six, the tied athletes or relay teams earn slightly less points than normal.

Central’s qualifying athletes will be competing in the Region 1A East Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday at Sussex Central High School. The meet is set to start at 1:45 p.m.