Track & Field: NMB, CF run away with tri-meet sweeps

nmbtf-relayboysThe North Myrtle Beach High boys track and field team improved to 2-0 on the season by winning a tri-meet Thursday night at Waccamaw.

The Chiefs tallied 86 total points to defeat the host Warriors (68) and third-place Green Sea Floyds (9), and they saved their most exciting victory for last.

The final race of the night saw the Chiefs’ 4×400 relay team outlast the Warriors as a pair of eighth graders – Tyler Edwards and Jareh Piggott – took advantage of a great first leg by junior Derrion Conyers and got the baton to anchor Dondre Thompson in time to cruise to the victory.

North Myrtle Beach placed well in all field events and sprints and were competitive in the middle and long distance races.

The Chiefs will be back in action Monday evening at Carolina Forest.

* The North Myrtle Beach Lady Chiefs won the same tri-meet, taking first place in nine of the 17 events for 100 points. Waccamaw (78) and Green Sea Floyds(0)  rounded out the field.

Emily Barbosa, Jenna Downey, Wilson Jenerette, and Jevelyn Cox set the school record in the 4×800 with a time of 10:16.

Overall, the Lady Chiefs were led by strong performances from Jada Gore, Medinah Williams, and Emily Barbosa. Gore placed first in Long Jump and Triple Jump and also place fourth in the 100 hurdles. Williams placed first in the 100m, 200m, and 4×100. Barbosa placed first in pole vault, 400m, 4×400, and second in the 4×800.

The Carolina Forest boys claimed a tri-meet victory over visiting Conway and Georgetown Georgetown. The Panthers tallied 69 total points to edge the Bulldogs (65) and Tigers (33).

Carolina Forest got a pair of wins from Eion Mahood in the 110 hurdles (19.64) the pole vault (7-0). Shane Mallo won the 400 meters (1:06.18), Josh Norman claimed the 800 (2:18.18), Michael Pieterse won the 1600 (4:45), and Antwine Loper took the discus (117-4).

Conway’s Rakim Bellamy broke the tape in the 100 meters (11.61), Shane Moody won the 3200 meters in a time off 11:06, and Malik Morant captured the shot put (42-7).

* The Carolina Forest girls rolled up 85 points to defeat Conway (68) and Georgetown (23) in a tri-meet at home.

The Lady Panthers got first-place finishes from Ashtyn Poirier in the 110 hurdles (16.33), Kayla Watkins in the long jump (17-0), Zaria Frederick in the triple jump (29-9), Kristina Matthews in the discus (30-9) and shot put (91-3), and Mya Eddleman in the pole vault (6-0).

Photo by Lesley M. Etherson

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