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Four earn all-state in Group A track

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By Craig Worrell, Sports Editor

RADFORD ––Galax’s Manuel Echeagaray and Anna Sexton and Grayson County’s Michael Davis and Rosie Kirby placed among the top eight in their respective events and earned all-state status during the Group A track and field championships at Radford University’s Cupp Stadium.

Davis, a senior headed for Lees-McCrae on a cross country scholarship, placed fourth in the 1600 meters with a time of 4 minutes, 35.4 seconds, edging defending state champion Nathan Brame of Radford for the position. He also placed fifth in the 3200 in 10:34.5.

Also for the Blue Devils, Kirby managed to finish eighth in an extremely close 800 final, crossing in 2:34.94, just a half-second out of sixth place.

Echeagary became just the second Galax runner to earn all-state honors in the 1600 with his sixth-place finish, recording a time of 4:42.8.

Sexton became Galax’s first all-state recipient in the high jump, placing eighth with a leap of 4 feet, 10 inches.

Josh Fridley missed out by one-tenth of a second a top-eight finish in the 800, placing ninth with a time of 2:06. Marleigh Durham and Nick Phillips also competed for the Maroon Tide.