The Glenvar boys won the Region 2C track championship for the third straight year when Christiansburg High School hosted the meet last Thursday. The Glenvar girls were third behind Floyd County and Appomatox. The Highlanders scored 139.5 points to win the region title, with Dan River coming in a distant second with 99. Three Rivers District schools took the next four spots with Floyd County third, Alleghany fourth, Radford fifth and James River sixth.
The Glenvar boys took seven region championships, including two by senior Jackson Swanson. He won the 100 meter dash in 11.19 and the 200 in 23.05. Avonne Noel won the 110 hurdles in 17.28 and took second in the pole vault, clearing 10 feet even. Colby Thompson won the 400 in 50.6 seconds while Heath Bowker took the 800 in 2:00.51. The team of Thompson, Heath Bowker, Caedan Bowker and Joey Loder won the 4×400 relay and set a new school record with a time of 3:30.64. Both Bowkers, Charlie Horrell and Davis Norman won the 4×800 relay in 8:25.83. The 4×100 team of Rawlin Hanks, Noel, Tre Dawyot and Swanson was second. Others who scored included Loder with a second in the 300 hurdles and a third in the 110s, Horrell with a second in the 3,200, Caeden Bowker with a third in the 300 hurdles, Thompson with a third in the 200 and a fourth in the high jump, Norman with a fourth in the 1,600, Dawyot with a seventh in the long and triple jumps, Braydon Claud with a seventh in the 800, Aldin Smith with a seventh in the 3,200, Tyler Davis with an eighth in the 1,600 and Nathaniel King with an eighth in the 110 hurdles Floyd County won the girls meet with 151 points, edging Appomattox who had 146.5.
Glenvar was third with 118 and the Highlanders won three region championships. Senior Sydney Loder won three events. She won both hurdle events, taking the 100 in 16.36 and the 300 in 47.7. She also cleared 5’ to win the high jump. Loder joined Mahre Swanson, Brooklyn Woolwine and Rhyan Harris to win the 4×100 relay in 50.9, breaking their own school record. They’re ranked number one in the state in Class 2 and are favorites for this week’s state meet.
Harris also won the 400 in 1:02.43, took second in the pole vault with a school record of 8’ and was third in the shot put. Others scoring points for the girls included Sophia Hammerlsey with a third in the 100 hurdles and a fourth in the 300 hurdles, Woolwine with a fourth in the 100 hurdles and long jump and a fifth in the triple jump, Molly McCroskey with a fourth in the 3,200, Joanna Killeen with a fifth in the 1,600, Lauren Michael with a sixth in the 1,600, Swanson with a seventh in the 100 and triple jump and an eighth in the 200, Jade Evans with a seventh in the 300 hurdles, Adrianna Hall with an eighth in the 400, Selina Noel with an eighth in the 100 and Khana Nguyn with an eighth in the 800. The 4×400 relay was fourth and the 4×800 relay was fifth. The top four in each event advance to this weekend’s state meet at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. “We had some solid performances and I’m looking forward to seeing how things go next Friday and Saturday at JMU for the state meet,” said Glenvar coach Neil Swanson.