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Bethel High School and Phoebus High School indoor track teams earn state championships

Bethel High School won the 5A Virginia High School Indoor Track championship and Phoebus High School won the 3A Virginia High School Indoor Track championship.  The meets were held on Saturday, Feb. 27.

The Bethel team, coached by Nanette Gaines, Joe Strangis, Stan Widener, and Eddie Williams, had 62 points.  The second place teams (Douglas Freeman High School, Hickory High School and Lee-Davis High School) all tied with 35 points.

Individual winners from Bethel include:

Shot Put
Brandon Slade’s highest meet throw was 50 feet-00.50 inches.

55 Meters Hurdles
Isaiah Norris had a winning time of 7.60 seconds.

4 x 200 Meter Relay
Team members Carlos Young II, Isaiah Norris, Joshua Hagins, and Byron Carson had a winning time of 1:30:67.

500 Meter Dash at the State Championship
Ed Richardson III had a winning time of 1:05.72.

4 x 440 Meter Relay
Team members Joshua Hagins, Matthew Pittman, Ikeem Ellis, and Edward Richardson III had a winning time of 3:24:34.

The Phoebus team, coached by Vernita Brown and Ray Stith, had 86 points.  The second place team (I.C. Norcom High School) had 63 points. 

Individual winners from Phoebus include:

Boys 4 x 200 Relay Team
Team members Jomai Becnel, Ronell Jackson, Maurice Brown, and Daquan Lewis had a winning time of 1:33:29.

Boys Triple Jump
Jaelen Williams had a winning jump of 45-08.25.

State championship individual winners from the Girls Indoor Track Team include:

Girls 55 Meter Dash
Amira Aduma had a winning time of 7.21 seconds.

Girls 300 Meter Dash
Amira Aduma had a winning time of 40.98 seconds.

Girls Long Jump
Admira Aduma had a winning jump of 18-00.25.

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