By Adolphus Ames –
The Broadwater Vikings girls track team won the VISAA Division II State Championship Friday, May 20, at Sports Backer Stadium in Richmond. The Vikings competed against 22 other teams and finished in first place with 76 points. Head coach Eric Hack was named coach of the year at the event.
Rylee Coates placed fourth in the 100-meter dash with 13.53 and placed fifth in the 200-meter dash with 28.38. Coates was also crowned Second Team All-State in pole vault and triple jump and came in fifth place in long jump.
Lindsey Smith and Grace Johnson placed third (Honorable Mention All-State) and fourth respectively in the 100-meter hurdles.
The Vikings boys track team placed tenth, finishing with a score of 23 points. Levin Smith came in third (Honorable Mention All-State) in high jump with a 5-08 and fifth place for shotput. Willie Holden placed seventh in long jump. Ture Gustafson came in seventh place in discus competition. Thomas Eno was crowned Second Team All-State in pole vault, clearing 8 feet.