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R-MA's Fleming wins two state titles

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Randolph-Macon Academy's Alexandra Fleming brought home two state championships at Saturday's Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) state track and field meet in Richmond.

Fleming's first-place finishes in the 100- and 200-meter dash, plus a sixth-place finish in the long jump, single-handedly lifted the Yellow Jackets to an eighth-place team finish with 23 points.

Fleming posted a blistering time of 12.88 seconds in the 100 preliminaries, then clocked a winning time of 13.04 in the finals for the championship.

Fleming was also faster in the 200 preliminaries with a time of 26.59, but came through in the finals to win in 26.78.

In the long jump, Fleming was sixth with a distance of 15 feet, 9 inches.

Massanutten Military Academy's Selah Applin finished 22nd in the 100 preliminaries with a time of 14.25 seconds.

In the boys meet, none of the area participants scored with top-eight finishes.

MMA's Kenya Ray was 21st in the 100 (11.97 seconds), R-MA's Thomas Shea was 22nd in the 3,200 (11:25.50) and teammate Thomas Powars was 24th (11:33.07), and MMA's Richard Manning was 22nd in the discus (95-05).

Fork Union Military Academy won the boys competition with 195.5 points, and St. Catherine's School won the girls championship with 165 points.

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