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Hawks on top: Skyline boys win district crown; Sherando grabs runner-up spots

Daily Staff Report – sports@nvdaily.com

STEPHENS CITY — Skyline’s boys track and field team delivered a championship-worthy performance to claim first-place honors at Wednesday’s Northwestern District meet.

The Hawks piled up 145 points to win the boys title. Sherando took second with 126 points. Handley was third with 87, followed by James Wood (84) and Millbrook (43).

Handley won the girls championship with 160 points, followed by Sherando in second with 108 points. Millbrook was third with 107, followed by James Wood (95) and Skyline (13).

In the boys competition, Skyline’s Tavon Andrade became a two-time district champion by sweeping the hurdles events. Andrade posted a winning time of 15.11 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles, and won the 300 hurdles in 41.68.

Jody Caison chipped in with a win in the 200 meters (23.35), and combined with Jonta Baltimore, Marquis Lewis and Deante Hogan to win the district championship in the 400-meter relay (43.78).

Other district champions for the Hawks were Thomas Madden in the 1,600 (4:42.85) and Clay Jones in the 3,200 (9:57.40).

Sherando’s Devon Newman won three individual district championships, and ran a leg in another district championship relay. Newman posted first-place finishes in the 400 meters (51.16), long jump (21 feet, 04.50 inches) and triple jump (42-02.50). Newman combined with Seth Chewey, Ben Hatton and Chris Smith to win the 1,600 relay (3:28.72).

Chris Smith picked up another district championship for the Warriors, winning the high jump with a winning leap of 6-00.

In the girls meet, Sherando’s Alana Combs earned district championships by winning both the shot put (31-02) and discus (95-08).