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School Board Recognitions
March 19, 2013

6. Student, Employee, and Public Awards and Recognitions
6A. VHSL Group AAA Individual State Champions: Indoor Track and Field

The School Board is pleased to recognize the following student athletes for earning first place at the recent VHSL Group Triple-A State Indoor Track competition which took place February 23:

From Landstown High School, senior Jaja D. took top honors in the shot put with a throw of 64 feet, 6 inches. That's the second best performance in the nation this season.

Also from Landstown, senior Leah L. won the state title in the 55 Meter Hurdles in 7.84 seconds, the fastest time in the nation this year. Leah also earned All-American honors by finishing fourth at the national indoor track meet in New York City. She will attend East Carolina University next year on a full athletic scholarship.

Our final state champion to be honored is junior Steven D. from Tallwood High School. Steven competes in the high jump, triple jump and sprints. He won the state championship in the high jump with a jump of 6 feet, 9 inches. Steven holds the high jump record at Tallwood High School and his season-best jump of 6 feet, 9 1/2 inches led the nation for most of the season. Steven recently competed at nationals and placed 10th.

Please join me in congratulating Steven, Leah and JaJa as outstanding student athletes!

That concludes our scheduled recognitions, Mr. Chairman.

Last Modified on Friday, January 20, 2017