On Saturday, Dec. 10, the varsity indoor track and field team attended the WFS Indoor Invitational, their first meet of the season. The meet was hosted by Woodberry Forest School, a private school in Orange County. Harrisonburg’s team had entries in a variety of events, from the 55 meter dash to the 3,200 meter run.
Sophomore Hannah Miller placed first overall in the girls 3,200 meter run, finishing with a time of 12:34:68, beating the rest of the pack by 15 seconds. In the boys 3,200, junior Mo Berhe placed second with a time of 10:14:73.
Other high placers on the team include senior Molly Campillo, who finished fifth in the 1,000 meter run, clocking in with a time of 3:37:25, and her sister, sophomore Abby Campillo, who finished sixth in the 1,600 meter run with a time of 6:03:50.
The most successful HHS relay at the meet was the boys 4×400, finishing in ninth place with a time of 3:55:80. The relay was run by junior Isaiah King, freshman Jacob Seefried, senior Juleian Cappell and senior JP Mwami.
In the field events, senior Ethan Harris saw immediate success, qualifying for the state meet with his first throw of the season (47 feet, 6.75 inches).
The team’s next meet is on Dec. 17, taking place at Virginia Tech.