LYNCHBURG — Fort Defiance’s boys track team had three athletes place in the Class 3 state meet competed Saturday at Liberty University where the Indians finished tied for ninth place.
Fort was unable to follow up on the fireworks the Indians created Friday with their stunning first-place finish in the 4x800 relay. The quartet of Ramsey Corbin, Ben Smoker, Ben Harlow and Jacob Jones ran an 8:00.10 to beat heavy-favorite Christiansburg. Jones ran a tremendous anchor leg, closing a big gap and finally passing the Christiansburg anchor down the stretch.
Jones returned Saturday for his final day of high school track, and the senior didn’t disappoint by capturing third in the 800 meters with a clocking of 1:57.0. Jones will be running for Charleston Southern University in the fall.
Fort’s other two all-state finishers Saturday included Matt Wonderley’s sixth place in the 300-meter hurdles at 41.58, while Traevon Winston placed seventh in the discus with a heave of 135-feet-10.
The Indians ended the two-day state meet with 27 points, which tied them with Spotsylvania for ninth. Tabb won the Class 3 championship with 74 points, while Western Albemarle was second at 69½.
Heritage-Lynchburg rolled to the Class 3 girls title with 84 points, easily outdistancing Christiansburg’s 54.