The Waccamaw Warriors boys track team earned a score of 177 and won the 3A Region 7 track and field title at Georgetown High School April 29. The Warriors beat second place Manning by 46 points. Waccamaw will host the South Carolina High School League 3A Lower State meet on May 4.
The top four finishers from each event will compete at Lower State for the right to compete at the state finals May 10 and 11. Here are some highlights from the boys events.
- The Warriors relay team took home the victory in the 4x800-meter relay and the 4x400-meter relay, earning 10 points in each of those events, and finished second to Manning in the 4x100-meter relay.
- Bryson Woodhouse finished first in the boys 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.18 seconds and finished second to Manning’s Zion Phillips in the 400-meter Hurdles.
- Kaimon Skinner finished first in the 100-meter sprint with a time of 11.67 while teammates Jerrod Smith and Jayvian Simmons finished third and fourth respectively. Skinner also claimed second in the 200-meter sprint behind Manning’s Keilah Dupree.
- Perrin Jones finished second in the Boys 1600-meter event, earning the Warriors eight points. Weston Stokes finished in sixth, adding a point to the Warriors total. Jones also finished fourth in the 400-meter Hurdles.
- Jarred Koonts finished third and Skylar Kertzel finished fourth in the boys pole vault, qualifying them for Lower State.
- Jayvian Simmons finished first in the boys long jump event, followed by his teammate James Alston, who finished second. Alston also qualified for Lower State with a second place finish in the triple jump. Simmons finished third in the triple jump and Eric Burns finished fourth.
- Jared McCabe won the boys shot put event with a mark of 45.5 meters and Brandon Ahalt qualified for state in the discus event with a third place finish.
The Waccamaw girls also had a successful day on the track, earning 118 points and finishing second to Bishop England, which earned 139 points on the day. The 3A Lower State girls meet will also be held at Waccamaw High on May 4.
Here are a few highlights from the Lady Warriors day.
- Anna Margaret Loftus took home first place in the 3200-meter event followed by her teammates Rylee Allison in second place and Alice Franke in fourth place. All three girls earned a spot in the event at the Lower State meet. Loftus and Allison finished second and third in the 1600-meter event.
- Tyaisha Edwards won the 200-meter sprint with a time of 25.48, over a second faster than Manning’s Measha Jones, and the 100-meter sprint with a time of 12.47.
- The Waccamaw relay team won the 4x800-meter relay, edging out Hanahan by fourth tenths of a second.
- Ellison Kate Fox qualified for Lower State with a second place finish in the 100-meter hurdles. Kami Fitzgerald also qualified for Lower State with a second place finish in the girls high jump.
- Alice Clark qualified for Lower State with a fourth place finish in the triple jump.
The Georgetown girls and boys track teams finished in sixth in the region meet with 25 points and 29 points respectively. Six Bulldogs did qualify for the Lower State meet.
- Tranise Parker took first place in the girls triple jump and second place in the girls long jump
- Jerry Dorsey finished second in the boys high jump and Aquizette Baynes finished third in the girls high jump.
- Melquan Cromedy finished third in the boys 400-meter hurdles behind Phillips and Woodhouse.
- The Georgetown boys finished third in the 4x100-meter relay behind Manning and Waccamaw.
- Gracen Cagle finished fourth in the girls 100-meter hurdles and first in heat number one.