Fork Union Wins Annual Gus Lacy Track Classic Saturday
Saturday, April 8, 2017 -- Meet Recap
FORK UNION, VA – The Fork Union track and field program won the 18th-annual Gus Lacy Track Classic this past Saturday at the Gus Lacy Track. The Blue Devils scored 93 points to win the 23-team event.
"What a great day for all in involved," said head coach Winston Brown. "A wonderful day to honor Gus Lacy and his family as well as Jeremy Haney and all of the other standouts from past Fork Union track teams. The athletic staff led by Brooks Berry and Rich Taddei did a wonderful job in getting the facility ready. The coaching staff at FUMA, as well as the volunteers, did a great job orchestrating the meet and thankfully the weather was fantastic. Our team certainly rose to the moment before a huge crowd with too many special moments to single one out."
Fork Union recorded 20 top-10 performances, including six gold medals. Junior Julian Yescas led the way with winning the 1600-meter run (4:30.79) and the 800-meter run (2:02.37).
The Blue Devils were victorious in the following relays, the 4x100-meter thanks to Nathan Disbrow, Daniel Reynolds, William Stupalsky and Ebruba Etta, who recorded a time of 43.56. And the quartet of Etta, Logan Justice, Giovani Desgrottes and Yescas put together a time of 3:28.22 that won the 4x400-meter relay.
Justice and Etta also won individual gold medals. Justice clocked a 51.32 in the 400-meter dash, while Etta came in at the 22.40 mark in the 200-meter dash.
In the field events, Stupalsky led the way with two second-place showings. The junior scored a 44-03.50 in the triple jump and 14-00.00 in the pole vault.
Throughout the day, Fork Union honored the Lacy family and the 2017 Gus Lacy Track honoree Jeremy Haney.
Fork Union returns to action Saturday, April 22 when it travels to Lynchburg, Va., for the Joe Curcio Invitational at
Prep Lacrosse Downs Fluvanna, 11-2, on Tuesday
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 -- Game Recap
PALMYRA, VA – The Fork Union Prep lacrosse team picked up an 11-2 victory at Fluvanna County High School Tuesday afternoon at Fluvanna's Sports Complex.
"Today was proof that we are a better team than how we have been playing recently," said head coach Nate Thiel. "We came out very strong with a 7-1 lead at halftime, then controlled the ball in the second half, allowing everyone to get playing time. I am proud of the team for not becoming complacent when we gained the lead. I hope we can take this momentum into our game on Thursday at Hargrave."
Jack Greenspon led the Blue Devils with three goals on three shots, one assist and five ground balls. Jon Walker followed with four goals and one assist, while Zach Miller recorded one goal on three shots, two assists, six ground balls and 13 face-off wins.
Between the pipes, Thailan Pay recorded nine saves on 11 shots on goal.
The Blue Devils return to action Wednesday, April 19 when they travel to Trinity Episcopal School for a 4:00 p.m. face-off.
Junior Prep Lacrosse Defeats Fluvanna, 9-2, on Wednesday
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -- Game Recap
FORK UNION, VA -- The Junior Prep lacrosse team defeated Fluvanna County High School, 9-2, Wednesday evening at Fluvanna's Sports Complex.
"Teamwork made a difference in our game against Fluvanna," said head coach Jon Greenspon. "Every member of our team saw playing time on the field and this can only help us to become stronger as we go forward."
Eighth-grader Logan French led the way with three goals and one assist, while sophomore Quentin Sargent followed with two of his own. Sophomore John Meheen also found the back of the net and recorded one assist and five ground balls.
In goal, sophomore Alec Springsteen recorded 10 saves.
"In this game, our team was able to generate more offense with six players scoring nine goals off of six assists. Our fielding and control of loose ground balls was also a huge factor in this win," concluded Greenspon.
The Blue Devils return to action Thursday, April 20 when they travel to Trinity Episcopal School for a 5:30 p.m. start time.