Blacksburg’s Ben Fleming claimed both the 1600 and 3200 meters Friday in the 3A West indoor meet as the Bruins boys brought home another championship. They will now attempt to bring another state crown back to the New River Valley.
Last year, the boys team finished third in the state indoor meet, and won a state title in 2013
and have had two state runner ups (2010, 2014).
In this year’s regional meet, Heritage finished second in the boys team hunt with 83 points, 13 behind Blacksburg. Broadway was third with 58 points, while Christiansburg would tie in fourth place with Turner Ashby.
Samantha Marin would win the 3200 on the gi
rls side of the track, but it wouldn’t be enough as
the Lady Bruins placed second (91) behind Western Albermarle (106). Heritage was third and Christiansburg a distant seventh.
Marin also placed third in the 1600 behind teammate Ailene Edwards. Annie Kay Combs was third in the 3200 behind Marin.
Blacksburg’s girls 1600 and 3200 relay teams would finish second in their respective events.
Christiansburg’s Zion Lewis placed third in the high jump, while the Blue Demon 3,200 relay team claimed the top finish outdueling Blacksburg at the line.