The Nelson girls and boys tracks teams competed in last week’s Region 2C championships held at Amherst County High School.
Both squads finished in eighth place as the Nelson girls out-scored the boys, 33-25.
But the boys pole vaulter Robert Morris was the only Nelson County competitor from either side to win a regional title.
Morris cleared 9 feet for the crown.
“He (Robert) has performed well in the event since beginning to compete in it earlier this season,” said Nelson coach Michael Chambers.
“We had multiple athletes qualify for the state meet by finishing in the top four in their event, including Brice Wilson in the triple jump, Savannah Lawson in the 800m run and Rylee Truslow in the pole vault.”
The event was held under very hot conditions.
“We performed pretty well at this meet,” said Chambers. “It was a hot day and a long meet, but I feel that most of our athletes handled the conditions well and were able to produce quality performances.”
Girls pole vaulter Victoria VanHout took second place at 8 feet, which was a personal best for her.
Other Nelson athletes heading to state are Megan Brown in the shot put and discus while Carlos Martin will be competing in the shot put.
“Savannah Lawson will also compete in the mile at the state track meet thanks to achieving a qualifying time in a meet earlier this season,” said Chambers.” All of these athletes have worked hard this year and that hard work has paid off buy earning them an opportunity to compete at the highest level of 2A track and field. I’m looking forward to them continuing to work hard this week and being rewarded by great performances next weekend at East Rockingham.”