The Glenvar High track team swept the Region 2C meet at Christiansburg High School last Thursday as both the Highlander boys and girls won championships. Glenvar advanced 13 boys and 13 girls to the Class 1&2 meet at James Madison University in Harrisonburg this weekend.
The top four from each event advanced and the list is full of Highlanders. The boys won their meet with 124 points to outdistance second place Radford, who had 102. Floyd County took third with 95 points and James River was fourth with 92.
Tyler Johnson of Glenvar won both hurdle races, taking the 110 meters in 15.47 and the 300 in 41.38. Nick Woodson won the 400 in 52.67, Daniel Zearfoss won the 3,200 in 10:18 and Avone Noel cleared 11’1” to win the pole vault with a personal best.
Second places went to Jackson Swanson in both the 100 and 200 meters and Colby Thompson in the high jump. The Glenvar 4×100 relay team also finished second with the team of Kyle Hanks, Woodson, Johnson and Swanson.
The girls rolled up 164 points to win over runnerup Appomattox County, who had 146. Sydney Loder took three firsts with a time of 16.02 in the 100 hurdles, 48.79 in the 300 hurdles and clearing 5’2” to win the high jump.
Carly Wilkes swept the 800 and 1,600, winning the 800 in 2:19 and the 1,600 in 5:13. The girls 4×400 relay team of Rhyan Harris, Delaney Eller, Wilkes and Loder also came home first with a time of 4:15.
Harris also took second in the 400 and shot put and the girls 4×100 relay team of Mahre Swanson, Brooklyn Woolwine, Addrianna Hall and Harris was runnerup.
“I couldn’t be more proud of these kids,” said Glenvar coach Neil Swanson. “They’re hard workers and competitors and it shows. Not only this, but they know how to work and have fun at the same time.”