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Franklin boys relay team 2nd in state

The Franklin High School varsity boys 4-by-100-meter relay team of senior Dae’Mari Holden, senior Darius Eley, sophomore Myrone Rawlings and freshman Kaden Bailey improved its personal-best time to 45.04 seconds June 18 and was crowned the Virginia High School League Class 1 Outdoor Track and Field State Runner-Up. Bailey also medaled in the boys 200-meter dash, placing fifth and running a personal-best time of 23.99 seconds. The Virginia High School League state championship meet, which was held at James Madison University on June 18, concluded the outdoor track and field season. Pictured above are, from left, Holden, Eley, Rawlings, Bailey and sophomore Markelyn Fenner, an alternate runner.