Byrd 38th in Wells Fargo Cup standings after winter sports


George Wythe-Wytheville, Maggie Walker, Blacksburg, Jamestown, Princess Anne, and Oakton sit atop the Group standings for the Virginia High School League Wells Fargo Cup following the winter sports season.

Jamestown leads Group 4A with 210 points, just seven and a half more than Great Bridge. William Byrd, a three-time cup in the ‘90s, is currently in 38th place in Group 4A with 22.5 points. Byrd did not score in the winter season despite two individual swim championships by Khalil Fonder.

Blacksburg is the only leader from the fall season still holding the top spot in their Group standings, topping Group 3A. The Bruins continued their season-long dominance with an impressive winter, scoring 160 total points with 50 in boys’ track, 40 in both girls’ track and girls’ swimming and 30 in boys’ swimming. The Bruins have 405 total points to lead second place Tabb by 112.5 points.

Oakton is aiming for a third Cup in five years in Group 6A while Maggie Walker is looking to win a fourth straight Cup in Group 2A. Group 1A leader George Wythe and 5A leader Princess Anne are hoping to hoist the cup for the first time after spring sports conclude the competition.

First awarded in 1990, the Wells Fargo Cup goes to the school in each group classification that has achieved the best overall record in VHSL state-level competition in 27 sports – the state champions’ state champion.

Cups are presented for athletic and academic activities to the top school in each of the League’s enrollment groups. The winner of the Wells Fargo Cup is determined by a point system based on performance in state championship events.  Points are awarded for all sanctioned sports.