Individual success expected in track
Randolph-Henry High School’s varsity outdoor track and field program does not have a wealth of participants this year, leaving team success in meets largely out of reach, but individual Statesmen still have ample opportunity to make a big impact.
“Some students will work to be successful and have a chance to go on in postseason competition,” Randolph- Henry Head Coach Joe Freeland said.
Last year, the Statesmen track and field program had four regional qualifiers. One key contributor in the boys 800-meter run, George Sandridge is gone due to graduation. “We had a few kids that chose not to run this year due to other commitments,” Freeland said.
There are those who have emerged as standouts, however, that remain.
In a recent track meet at Prince Edward County High School, Randolph-Henry sophomore Travis Adams placed first in the boys 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs. Senior Trequan Agnew placed first in the shot put. Placing second were senior Joey Hengeli, in the boys triple jump, junior Hanna Goldman, in the girls 800-meter run, and junior Jacob Barker, in the boys 3,200. Barker placed third in the 1,600, senior Billy Brantley placed third in the boys discus throw and boys shot put, sophomore Emma Silver placed third in the girls discus throw, freshman T’Jeyla Osborne claimed third in the girls 800 and freshman Amayas Holcomb placed third in the boys 800.
Randolph-Henry faces Buckingham County High School and host Nottoway High School on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.