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Cougar track faces tough competition at Bulldog Invitational

By DAVID GRAVELY

sports@southwesttimes.com

 

LYNCHBURG – The Pulaski County track and field program traveled back to Liberty University Saturday to compete in the Bulldog Invitational against 43 other teams from around the state.

 

The Lady Cougar squad finished with 18 total points, enough to earn a tie with Forest Park High School for the 11th spot out of 43 teams.

 

Grace Boone took fourth place in the 500-meter dash with a time of 1:17.28. Boone also earned fifth in the 300-meter dash with a time of 42.00.

 

The girls 4 x 400-meter relay team also finished fourth, posting a time of 4:22.38. That team was made up of Boone, Shanece Lewis, Carrie Smith and Madison Woolwine.

 

The Cougars found the going a bit tougher, earning just six points to end the day in a tie with Salem and Orange County for 27th place.

 

The boys 4 x 800-meter relay team took third place with a time of 8:31.87. That team is made up of R.J. Blevins, Shaun King, Ryan Smith and Noah Whitlow.

 

Other top 25 performances included a 15th place finish by Levi Gray in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.62. Sam Nall finished 17th in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:52.61. Nathan Eldridge earned 21st in the 500-meter dash with a time of 1:11.83.

 

The track and field team will be back in action Thursday, Jan. 11, at 4 p.m. when they travel to Roanoke College to face Salem.

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