William Fleming boys and Blacksburg girls claim Blue Ridge titles

LYNCHBURG, VA -- William Fleming's boys and Blacksburg's girls claimed the Blue Ridge District championships Friday night in Lynchburg at Heritage High School. Heritage is a short flat track measured in yards instead of meters, and is very challenging to all competitors. One lap is approximately 133 meters.

William Fleming moved down to AA's this year and invaded the Blue Ridge District by claiming the boy's title away from a very good Christiansburg team. Fleming scored 130 points to Christiansburg's 114 points. Fleming's Ryan McCoy lead the way with a triple win in the long jump (21'0.5"), triple jump 43'10.5"), and 60 yd dash(6.76). Yes, Heritage is measured in yards and not meters.

Troy Meyer and Justin Vaught of Christiansburg both came away with two first place finishes. Meyer ran a fabulous 1000yd run in a time of 2:28.3, and then won a close finish in the mile over sophomore teammate Justin Hatch. Vaught won the high jump with a jump of 6'. 0" and then claimed the 60 yd hurdles in 8.21. Hatch easily took the 2mile in 10:04.0.

Blacksburg's girls had a 131 - 109.5 margin over Fleming. Julie Haimann led the Blacksburg team with two victories in the mile (5:46.7) and two mile (13:03.0). Travis of Christiansburg had two victories in field events. She took the high jump with a jump of 4'06" and claimed the triple jump with a distance of 32'08.5". Teresa Watson of Fleming had a good meet with a first and a second place finish.