By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @DinwiddieMonitr
Posted: Feb. 14, 2018 | 3:30 p.m.
RICHMOND – The VHSL Region 4B track meet was held at Arthur Ashe Center on Thursday February 8, at stake a chance for athletes to qualify for the State Championship meet by placing top 3 or hitting the standard in their respective events. Dinwiddie boys and girls teams had several members that performed exceptionally well.
Senior Azbien Prince is the 2018 Indoor Region Champion in the Long Jump (20’10”) he finished second in the Triple Jump (42’10”) behind his teammate and third in the 55m dash (6.81) and 6th place in the 300m dash (40.00). Azabien will be representing Dinwiddie at the State Championship meet in the Long Jump, triple Jump, and 55m dash. Azabien scored 27 points he is a three time All State athlete.
Junior Cirdale Lucess is the defending Region 4 Triple Jump champion and on his fourth and final jump of the competition he leap to 43’5.5” to defend his title surpassing his teammate to win the championship. He also finished 5th in the high jump (5’6), he was third in the long jump (19’9.50), he second in the 55m dash (6.76). Cirdale scored a team high 28.50 points to lead the generals, he is a four time all state athlete.
Sophomore sensation Cody Daulton had a breakout day finishing second in the 1000m run (2:50.24) and fourth in the 1600m (4:49.59) scoring 13 points for his generals.
Senior Ty’Rize Claud is the Region Champion in the 55m hurdles (7.96), he also finished 6th in the triple jump (41’10.50) scoring 13 points for his generals.
Senior Shaheem Parham finished third in the high jump (5’10) and finished fifth in the triple jump (42’ 2.50) scoring ten points for his generals.
The boys 4x400m relay team of Cody, Avery, Jalen and Ty’Rize finished 6th place running a subpar time.
The boys finished 2nd overall in the region, they lost to Louisa County by two points, when asked about the results Coach Young replied, “We did not trained for second place, the kids worked hard and we expected to win even if no else thought we could, but it was not meant to be we needed 2 points that we did not get.” The Boys track team finished second in the conference the last two years and now 2nd in the region, “ I think we heading in the right direction there are some things I need to do better as a coach to prepare my team in difficult situations.“ Coach Young.
Azabien Prince, Cirdale Lucess, Ty’Rize Claud, Shaheem Parham and Cody Daulton will represent Dinwiddie at the State Championship of Feb 23-24, 2018.
The Dinwiddie girls track team had two members to qualify for the state championship. Multi times All State thrower senior Aliyah Reed finished second in the region with a toss of 31’, and freshman Leslie Young finished 3rd in the shot put with a toss of 30’6.50, the freshman also finished fourth in the 55m hurdles (9.73) and eight in the triple jump (32’4”). These two will represent Dinwiddie at the State Championship, Leslie scored a team high 12 points and Aliyah scored 8points.
Junior Christina Harris finished 6th in the 55m dash (7.78) while nursing a severe ankle injury she was sidelined for most of the post season and could not compete in the horizontal jumps and was limping through the 55m dash.