Team WAR adds another region championship

Published 9:53 pm Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Nansemond River High School girls’ track and field team has won another regional championship.

Championship season is an exciting time, and Team WAR has already checked off the first item on its list. Last weekend at the Class 5 Region A meet, Team WAR took first place with a score of 121. No other team in the region scored more than 100 team points.

Leading the way for Team WAR was Tre’Breh Scott-McKoy and Kori Carter. Scott-McKoy placed first in the 300-meter dash and was second in the 55-meter hurdles, high jump and long jump. She hit personal records in both the 300-meter dash with a time of 39.47 and long jump with a 17-05.00.

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Carter finished first in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.08, which was a personal record for her. Asia Crocker and Brene’ Donaldson finished fourth and fifth, respectively, with personal-record times in the 55-meter dash. Those two also tied for third place in the high jump. Carter also finished first in the 500-meter with a PR time of 1:15.14. Tea’ Foster placed third in the 1,000-meter run.

“We feel like our hard work is starting to pay off,” Carter said. “We had a tremendous amount of personal records at the meet.”

For the boys’ team, they placed third. Jevon Waller took the regional championship in the 55-meter dash, and Kevin Johnson took the 300-meter dash championship. Johnson ran a PR of 35.78. Jacari Sain took second in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:37.63, which is a school record. Christian Dubois placed second in the high jump, and the 4×400 relay team placed second.

Nansemond River feels confident going into the state meet. The girls will be heavy favorites, while the boys have a shot at bringing home a title as well.

“Our performance was pretty good heading into states,” Waller said. “We like where we are right now without having to stack events. We all ran pretty good and had state qualifiers and PR’s.”

The Class 5 state meet will be Feb 23-24 at Boo Williams Sportsplex.