By JP Widner/SWT Sports Writer
Lynchburg- Four Cougar boys from Pulaski County High School competed at the Virginia State Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday. The competition was held on the campus of Liberty University in the Tolsma Indoor Track Facility.
Senior Ian Calfee earned All-State honors as he threw 46′ 8 1/4″ to place 4th in the shot put competition. Calfee would like to continue to throw the shot put at the college level along with playing football. He is looking at NCAA Division III Eastern Mennonite University, Bridgewater College and Ferrum College as possibilitites.
Junior Kareem Calfee just missed All-State honors by three inches as he placed 9th in the shot put with a best throw of 45′ 1″. Dillion Alley tied for 10th place in the high jump (5’10”) and 16th in the triple jump (40’6″). Lonnie Maddox finished 26th in the long jump (18′ 3 1/2″). All three juniors will return for one more year to try and achieve the title of All-State.
“Ian had a very solid day,” said Head Track Coach Jamie McCarty. “It was great to have Dillion, Lonnie and Kareem make it to states, also. They performed well in a very tough state-level competition. We expect great things from them in the future.”
Blacksburg High School won the Virginia State Indoor Track & Field Championships with 58 points, followed closely by Lafayette with 56 points and Brunswick with 54 points. Christiansburg finished fourth with 42 points and EC Glass placed fifth with 39. Pulaski County finished tied for 26th place with five points.