The William Byrd track team competed in the 48th annual All-American Relays at Radford High last Friday. The Byrd boys were eighth and the girls were 12th among 19 teams as the Covington boys and Christiansburg girls took team titles.
“It was a ‘good Friday’ for us,” said Byrd coach Eric Royal. “We had strong showings by both teams.”
Leading the Terrier boys was Hunter Board, who ran his fastest 200 meters in both the open 200 and 4×200 races, finishing fifth in open race with a time of 23.76. He also ran a 52.6 as a split in the 4×400.
Board ran on the second place Sprint Medley(200, 200, 400, 800) team with Jackson Honaker, Ryan Moore and Hunter Bohon, and on the fifth place 4×400 team with Honaker, Ashton Ashley and Conner Lynch.
Greyson Cornett was third in the 300 Hurdles and fifth in the 110 Hurdles and Lynch took a fourth in the 800. Ryan James had personal bests in the 1,600 and 3,200 while Joe Shail did a good job in his first 3,200 race.
For the girls, Byrd took second in two relay races. The Sprint Medley team of Kayland Bond, Savannah Gheen, Madison Lane and Alexis West was runnerup, as was the 4×800 team of Lane, Morgan Fletchall, Erin Wienke and Julia Burek.
“Julia set a PR,” said Royal. “Each girl has run their best time but not yet as a foursome. Looking forward to when they all do it at the same time.”
Wienke also took a sixth in the open 3,200 and Jasmin Allinson continued to improve in the 100 and 300 Hurdles.
Byrd is off this week for spring break, returning April 26 for a meet at Franklin County.