Phoebus' Kennedy King wins Group AAA state long jump championship

Phoebus’ Kennedy King upset favored Felecia Majors of South County to win the girls long jump in the Group AAA state track meet. King jumped 19 feet, 7 inches, Majors 19-4 ½.

In the preliminaries for Saturday’s final, Hampton’s Chantal Ray set a state record in the 100-meter hurdles. She ran 13.71, beating the previous record of 13.73 by Hampton’s Tierra Brown in 2007.  In the girls’ 100-meter qualifying, Phoebus’ Carolyn Brown qualified third, running 12.05. Kecoughtan’s J’Niyah Knox-Wilson finished eighth to make the final. And Phoebus' Charles Graham qualified fourth in the boys’ 110-meter hurdles in 14.64.

Brown later qualified fifth in the 200 in 24.81 and Graham was third in the 300 hurdles in 38.69.

In the Group AA state meet in Harrisonburg, New Kent won the boys’ 3,200-meter relay.

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