Samuel Haynes broke a 37-year-old Carroll County High School record May 25 and was one of three Cavaliers to qualify for the upcoming 4A State Track and Field Championships.
During the 4A West Region Track Championships at Freedom High School in South Riding, the Carroll County junior set a new school record in the 1600 meter run, also known as the mile, with a time of 4:31.23. Haynes’ time broke the previous school record of 4:32.8 set by Tim Tolbert in 1979. Haynes’ time was good enough for sixth in the region meet, earning him All-Region 4A West honors and a berth in the 4A State Championships to be held June 3-4 at Harrisonburg High School. He also has qualified for state in the 3200 meter run.
Joining Haynes at the state meet will be teammates Sydney Haynes and Tyler Barrett. Sydney Haynes finished fifth in the 3200 meter run with a time of 11:40.65 to capture All-Region 4A West honors. Like her brother, she has qualified for state in both the 1600 and 3200 meter runs.
Barrett earned all-region honors and qualified for the state in the 3200 meter run with a time of 10:04.84, good enough for sixth in the region.
Also competing in the 4A West Championships for Carroll were Haley Turman and Derek Case. Turman placed 16th in the region in the shot put with a toss of 31-feet, 3.5-inches and she was 19th in the discus with a throw of 88-feet, 10-inches. Case placed 22nd in the long jump with a leap of 18-feet, 7-inches and he was 23rd in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 17:26.
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