Alston lifts Sharks to banner day in state track and field

sjsoc-williamsSt. James sophomore Alexus Alston earned all-state honors in four different events to lead the local pack at the Class 3A state track and field championships at Spring Valley High.

Alston captured fourth place in the Triple Jump (34-11.5), set a personal best in the 400 meter hurdles for fifth place (1:08.59), and took seventh place in both the 100 meter dash and hurdles. After a quick mix up on the High School Leagues part Alexus was awarded her 4th place ribbon.

Felicity Weber matched her season best vault of 8 feet, 6 inches, which was enough to earned her fifth place overall.

For the St. James boys, Jelin Bellamy took fourth in the 400 meters with a personal best time of 49.77 seconds. Trey Myers ran a new personal record of 55.56 seconds in the 400 hurdles to finish sixth overall.

The Sharks closed the event with a fifth-place showing in the 4X400 meters. Cody “Tiki” Webster, Louie Salin, Myers, and Bellamy ran the relay race in a season record total time of 3:29.88 seconds.

The North Myrtle Beach girls also had some success in the relay races, claiming eighth in the 4×100 (51.24) and eighth in the 4×800 (10:49.09).

In Class 4A, Carolina Forest freshman Michael Pieterse captured sixth in the 1600 meters (4:34.49).

Photo by Rancier Photography

 

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