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Overcomers in track and field

Randolph-Henry High School outdoor track and field athletes completed the year by qualifying for and competing in last week’s James River District Championships.

Qualifiers included seniors Joey Hengeli, Roger Currin and Trequan Agnew, who were joined by underclassmen Devon Brogden, Masud Benu and Travis Adams.

Due to injuries, Agnew and Hengeli were not able to compete in the boys shot put, triple jump or 300- and 400-meter hurdles.

Brogden produced a career-high 19-foot 7-inch leap in the boys long jump to place 11th.

Currin and Adams achieved personal best times in the boys 3,200-meter run. Currin finished in 11 minutes, 41.83 seconds to place fourth, and Adams finished with an 11:45.79 time to place fifth.

Benu claimed sixth in the boys 300 hurdles with a great finish at the line, ending up with a 45.29-second time.

“This season saw us only get to compete in four meets due to weather,” R-H Head Coach Joe Freeland said. “Our athletes overcome only getting on a real track during meets, so we are limited in preparing for such a short season.”

The team gave the Highest Points Won award to Hengeli. Currin was named Most Improved, and Qaeshon Rawlings received the Coaches Award for dedication.

“These seniors have done a very good job of competing over their career and will be missed,” Assistant Coach Josh Haskins said.