Bulldogs stand out at region meet

Published 9:49 pm Wednesday, February 20, 2019

King’s Fork High School track and field team competed in the region meet over the weekend and had some notable individual performances.

The Bulldogs boy’ and girls’ track teams finished sixth and ninth, respectively. However, the athletes did come back with some individual regional success.

Shamond Smith took home two individual titles. Smith finished first in the 1,000-meter run and the 1,600-meter run. During his 1,600-meter run he had a personal best time of 4:30.73. Smith holds the school record for both events.

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Devin Chambliss finished second in the shot put with 50-02.50, which is a personal best for him and a new school record. Chambliss actually broke his own personal best of 49.8, which was the new school record at the time. He has broken his own record and the original school record three times.

On the girls’ side, Amari Urbanski finished second in the long jump. Amariya Sanford finished second in the shot put. Overall, these performances set some momentum for King’s Fork going into the Class 4 state meet, which starts Friday at Roanoke College.