WINSTON-SALEM — Three student-athletes represented Richmond Senior High School’s indoor track and field program in one of the state’s largest holiday invitationals over the weekend.
Seniors Isis Covington and Akeya Harrison, along with sophomore Ja’Mya Fuller, competed in the COROS Holiday Classic at the JDL Fast Track.
A total of 74 schools participated in the event, and many others competed in an unattached category.
All three Lady Raiders ran in the 300-meter dash. Both Covington and Harrison ran in the 55-meter dash, and Fuller competed in the 55-meter hurdles and long jump.
Covington had the team’s best finish in any event, placing 11th overall in the 55-meter sprint preliminaries. She clocked in at 7.49 seconds, tied with Hayleigh Bryant (unattached) and Alaya Gillespie (Statesville).
Harrison crossed the finish line in 7.76 seconds in the same event, placing her 31st overall out of 97 runners in the race. Matching her time were two unattached runners — Maleah Cornelius and Krista Silletti.
In the open 300-meter race, a total of 83 runners competed for a chance to run in the finals. Harrison was the leader for Richmond, posting a time of 45.42 seconds, landing her in 38th place.
Covington (47.06 seconds) placed 49th overall and Fuller took 64th overall with a mark of 49.09 seconds.
Rounding out the Lady Raiders’ competition was Fuller, who placed in the top 25 in both the 55-meter hurdles and the long jump.
Running in the 55-meter hurdle prelims, Fuller raced to a final time of 10.18 seconds. That was just 0.99 seconds off from reaching the top 10.
Fuller’s distance in the long jump was marked at 12 feet, 10 inches, landing her in 24th place out of 38 competitors. Elizabeth Deen of Southern Guilford won the event at 16 feet, 8 inches.
Richmond’s boys’ indoor track and field team did not compete in the invitational.
The Raiders and Lady Raiders will return to action on Jan. 11 in the Polar Bear 3 Invitational at Union Pines High School.