Warriors, Firebirds Are Top Teams at Eastern Shore District Track Championship


The Northampton varsity girls and boys track teams hosted the Eastern Shore District Tournament meet Wednesday afternoon in Eastville, welcoming rival teams Nandua, Arcadia, and Chincoteague.

Nandua’s boys team came out on top, winning the district championship overall with a score of 130. The Firebirds were second with 57 points, followed by the Yellow Jackets in third with 47 points, and the Ponies with six points.

The Arcadia girls team earned the district win overall by a count of 54. Nandua was second with 53 points, and Northampton finished third with 21.

Individually, Northampton’s JyAsia Savage finished first in the girls 100-meter dash. Nandua’s Amiyzah Harmon was second, and Arcadia’s Kayla Wharton finished third. Yellow Jacket Amayah Williams earned fourth, Warrior Anijah Nock placed fifth, Firebird Rinasha Reid was sixth, and Nandua’s Teyanna Tazwell finished seventh. 

In the girls 200-meter dash Northampton’s Williams earned a first-place finish.  Nandua’s Harmon was second, Northampton’s  Savage placed third, Arcadia’s Zymia Brown was fourth, Northampton’s Princess Payne placed fifth, Arcadia’s Jay’Arianna Dorsey finished sixth, and Warriors Tilaya Jones  and Brianna Tazwell were seventh and eighth, respectively.

Nandua’s Jones ran to a first-place finish in the girls 400-meter dash, followed by Arcadia’a Kenniah Cook in second, and Nandua’s Bonneisha Braxton in third.

Nandua’s Lacy Gouldin finished first in the girls 1600-meter run, and Nandua’s Nora Bahn was first in the girls 3200-meter run.

Warrior Amber Myers was first in the girls 100-meter hurdles, followed by her teammate, Taylor Thornes. Arcadia’s Norasia Harris placed third, and teammate Dorsey was fourth.

Nandua’s Taylor Thornes earned the win in the girls 300-meter hurdles, followed by teammate Myers in second, and Arcadia’s Norasia Harris in third and Kaliyah Jubilee in fourth.

The Northampton girls team finished first in the girls 4×100-meter relay, with Nandua finishing in second and Arcadia in third.

Arcadia’s Joslin Shaffer was first in the girls high jump.

Firebird Kenniah Cook finished first in the girls long jump. Northampton’s Payne was second, Arcadia’s Joslin Shaffer finished third, and Nandua’s Braxton placed fourth.

Cook also took the top spot in the girls triple jump, with teammates Shaffer and Aniyah Miles earning second and third, respectively.

Arcadia’s Norasia Harris earned first in the girls shot put, with Cook in second and Lenee Maddox in third.

Harris also claimed first in the girls discus, with Maddox behind her in second and Cook settling in third.

Arcadia’s Lethan Williams finished first in the boys 100-meter dash. Nandua’s Tyrell Jones was second, Northampton’s Shamar Johnson finished third, Nandua’s Dominic Juran and Damani Baines were fourth and fifth, and Chincoteague’s Tavare Handy placed sixth.

Jones claimed the boys 200-meter dash for the Warriors, with teammate Gerald Pitt finishing second. Northampton’s Corey Smith finished third, Nandua’s Baines was fourth, Arcadia’s Renaldo Tull Jr. was fifth, Northampton’s Johnson was sixth, and Chincoteague’s Handy placed seventh.

Jones earned another first-place finish in the 400-meter dash for the Warriors. Teammates Gerald Pitt and Trevis Pitt placed second and third; Northampton’s Jaquan Langston was fourth,  and teammate Kobe Lyons was fifth. Arcadia’s Keven Cropper Jr. and Kylen Wharton ran to sixth and seventh place finishes.

Nandua’s Trevis Pitt finished first in the boys 800-meter run. Arcadia’s Jaden Gilliam was second, Nandua’s Luke Webb grabbed third, and teammated Ethan Elliott was fourth. Arcadia’s Jose Gonzalez finished fifth.

Warrior Carlo Balmoria was first in the boys 1600-meter run, followed by teammate David  Gastelum in second. Yellow Jacket Raul Vera finished third, Warrior Ethan Harrower was fourth, and Firebird Jose Gonzalez was fifth.

Nandua’s Riley Bull grabbed a first-place finish in the boys 3200-meter run, followed by teammates Carlo Balmoria in second and Gastelum in third.

Northampton’s Tyrease Harris finished first in the boys 110-meter hurdles. Nandua’s Juran was second, Arcadia’s Bryden Bibbins and Tiair Bibbins finished third and fourth, respectively.

Harris won the boys 300-meter hurdles as well for Northampton. Nandua’s Armontey Stevens finished second, Arcadia’s Tiair Bibbins was third, and Nandua’s Harrower was fourth.

The Warriors boys relay team won the 4×100-meter relay, followed by the Arcadia team. The Nandua boys also won the 4×800-meter relay, with the Northampton team coming in behind them in second.

Nandua’s Brynden Sampson finished first in the boys high jump. Arcadia’s Keith Grinage was second, followed by teammates Williams in third, and Tiair Bibbins in fourth. Nandua’s Gerald Pitt was fifth.

Northampton’s Forest Flynn vaulted his way to a first-place showing in the boys pole vault. Teammates Harris was second and Liam Flynn finished third.

Williams earned the win for Arcadia in the boys long jump. Firebird La’kuan McRoy was second, followed by teammate Cropper in third. Nandua’s Tremere Summerville finished fourth, Patrick Lilliston was fifth, and Jay Bailey placed sixth.

Northampton’s Corey Smith jumped to a first-place finish in the boys triple jump, followed by Arcadia’s Cropper, and teammate Bryden Bibbins. Nandua’s Bailey was fourth.

Chincoteague’s James Perkins threw to win the boys shot put. Nandua’s Larry Jones was second, and teammates Markey Collins was third and Baines was fourth. Arcadia’s Bryden Bibbins finished fifth, and Christopher Wharton placed sixth.

Nandua’s Larry Jones claimed the top finish in the boys discus. Teammates Collins was second, followed by Richard Peoples in third. Arcadia’s Wharton finished fourth.

The 2A regional tournement begins at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School in Richmond May 22, and the Region 1A championship will begin May 23 in Sussex.