Conference 21 West track meet: Lane breaks school record

Sherando's Davina Lane leaves the competition behind in the 100-meter hurdles during the Conference 21 Track and Field Meet this spring at Handley High School. Rich Cooley/Daily

WINCHESTER – Davina Lane did it again.

The Sherando junior broke the school record in the 200-meter dash at the Conference 21 West track and field meet Thursday at Handley High School. She now holds four school records (200, 100-meter dash, 100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles).

“That means a lot because I’ve been trying to get that one since last year,” Lane said. “… It’s really nice to know that I got that, because it felt like I PR’d, and I was really hoping because that race hurt so bad.”

Lane ran a 25.45 in the 200 on Thursday. She said her previous best time was a 25.64 last year, and this year her top time in the event was a 26.06. The school record was a 25.47 set by Latasha Watson.

Lane said she was motivated because she wasn’t happy with how she performed in the 300 hurdles. She won that race with a 46.42, but her top time this season was a 43.91.

Sherando's Jacquari Hayes, left, wins the 100-meter dash at the Conference 21 Track and Field meet on May 19 at Handley. Hayes is looking to build on his success from last year. Rich Cooley/Daily file

“My 300s were not good at all,” Lane said. “My coach wanted me to try and beat the (200) record, so I gave it everything I had left.”

Lane won three events – the 200, the 100 hurdles (14.92) and the 300 hurdles. She also placed seventh in the high jump (4-08).

She wasn’t the only Sherando athlete to win three events. Sherando’s Jacquari Hayes won the 100-meter dash (11.48), the 200 (23.20) and triple jump (43-11.50). Hayes also placed second in the long jump (21-10.00) and tried for fourth in the high jump (5-06).

“I had a pretty good day,” Hayes said. “We had some good weather and I thought I did pretty well in all my events.”

Hayes got off to a slow start in the 100, but was able to recover and beat Handley’s Micah Strother at the finish.

Sherando's Trevor Whitesides leads early in the boys 1,600-meter race as Millbrook's Tyler Cox-Philyaw hangs on his heels. Cox-Philyaw was able to overtake Whitesides and win the 1,600-race. Whitesides later edged out Cox-Philyaw in the 800-meter race. Rich Cooley/Daily

“The kid’s a competitor,” Sherando coach Tom Grim said of Hayes. “He likes to compete and that’s what I love about him. He goes out there and he’s going to lay it out there on the line. He works hard in practice and it shows.”

The Warriors finished second in the boys meet, and third in the girls meet. James Wood’s girls won the meet with 154 points, followed by Woodgrove (93) and then Sherando (92). Millbrook’s won the boys meet with 143 points, while Sherando had 125.3.

Sherando’s Trevor Whiteside had a strong day for the boys. He won the 800-meter run, and finished second in the 1,600-meter run. He was also part of Sherando’s fourth-place 4×400 relay team.

Whiteside had the lead in the 1,600, but Millbrook’s Tyler Cox-Philyaw took the lead before the final lap and held Whitside off the rest of the way. The two battled it out again in the 800, and it appeared it might be a repeat ending.

Cox-Philyaw took the lead on the final lap, but this time Whiteside responded with a surge of his own. Whiteside regained the lead on the back straightaway and held on for the win in a time of 1:55.57.

Sherando's Allison Combs throws the shot during the Conference 21 Track and Field Championships on Thursday at Handley High School. Rich Cooley/Daily

“Going in I knew he was going to try to do exactly what he did in the 16(00),” Whiteside said. “So I knew the back straightaway was the only way to pass him. So I had to get him on the back stretch, and I heard all my teammates cheering for me and it just pumped me up. I knew, ‘Just put your head down and grind the last 200, and don’t let anybody touch me.'”

Sherando freshman Isaiah Allen won the shot put (51-01.50) and was third in the discus (130-03). Sherando’s Alexander Martinez placed second in the discus (130-03), beating Allen on the tiebreaker.

“My goal today was just to come out and get a PR,” Allen said of the shot put. “So I did that by half an inch. So it was a good thing to get off my back, just to get it back out there where I PR’d at.”

Sherando’s Ania Summers won the 100 (12.95) in the girls meet. She was also fourth in the 200 (27.28).

“I was ready to go,” Summers said of the 100. “I was real excited, because I just recently PR’d so I was just ready to put in work and see what I can do. I was just really trying to stay focused.”

Sherando's Davina Lane leaves the competition behind in the 300-meter hurdles during the Conference 21 Track and Field Meet on May 19at Handley High School. Lane won state titles in the 100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles. Rich Cooley/Daily file

Sherando’s Donzailya Berg was second in the girls high jump (5-02), fourth in the long jump (16-04.50) and seventh in the triple jump (32-08.25). Allison Combs was fourth in the discus (103-04) and fifth in the shot put (33-03.50). Victoria Reese was second in the 3,200-meter run (12:04.12), while teammate Paige Conner was third (12:11.73).

In the boys meet, Thomas Shea was second in the 3,200 (10:04.08) and fourth in the 1,600 (4:27.04). Thomas Powars was third in the 3,200 (10:09.24).

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James Wood's Jackfen Costa inches past Sherando's Thomas Powers to win first place in the 4x800 meter relay during the Conference 21 Track Tournament Thursday afternoon at Handley High School. Rich Cooley/Daily