Indians tops in region

LEXINGTON The Gar-Field boys and girls track team swept the Northwest Region meet on Saturday at Virginia Military Institute.

The Indians boys scored 92 points to eke out a win over Woodbridge, who tallied 84 and a half points. In the girls, the Indians scored 1121/3 points while Cave Spring finished a distant second place.

It was the first time that Gar-Field won the region meet in both the boys and girls competition since 1993. It was seventh-year coach Jeff Custer’s first boys indoor region title and his sixth girls’ championship.

The Gar-Field girls have won 11 of the last 12 region meets.

For the Indians, Derek Liggins won the long jump with a leap of 22 feet and nine and quarter inches. Larry Evans won the high jump with a personal best of 6-5. Antoine Woods won the 55-meter hurdles with a 7.52 and the Gar-Field boys won the 800-meter relay.

Nick Burr was second in boys pole vault.

The Vikings’ Mike Lyng won the 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs while teammates Vandy Luseni and Daniel Simpkins took the 300 and 500-meter runs, respectively. Potomac’s Joe Robinson won the 55-meter dash while teammate Ivan Parker won the shot put.

Forest Park’s Reynold Smith won the triple jump.

In the girls competition, Gar-Field’s Latesha Coulter won the 55-meter dash with 7.23 and teammate Kharya Brown took the 300-meter dash with a 42.84. Tonnetta Harris won the 500-meter run with a 1:22.46 while both the 800 and the 1,600-meter relay teams for Gar-Field took first.

The Indians’ Tiffany Evans threw a meet-record 44-21/2 to repeat as region champion in the shot put. Kalin Locke was second in the 55-meter hurdles while Amanda Webber was second in the pole vault.

Corvette Johnson of Potomac won the 1,000-meter run.

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