Class 4A Track: Close calls cost Myers, Alston crowns

sjtf-myersSt. James High led local teams with podium appearances in Saturday’s Class 4A SCHSL Track & Field Championships at Spring Valley High, but it’s hard to blame for the Sharks for thinking about the ones that got away.

For a split second, it appeared senior Trey Myers of St. James High had claimed the Class 4A state title in the 400-meter hurdles by more than 1 second. But upon closer inspection, Myers’ time of 54.66 seconds was disqualified for twice contacting the hurdles.

Myers took second place in the 110 hurdles in a time of 15.06 seconds. Teammate Chris Anderson placed eighth in pole vault (10-6) to give the Sharks a 20th-place finish with 9 points.

The Lady Sharks suffered through similar misfortune as senior Alexus Alston settled for runner-up in the 100 and 400 hurdles. Alston finished just .07 seconds off the winning pace with a time of 15.23. She placed second in the 400 in a time of 1:07.51.

The Lady Sharks also got a third-place showing in the pole vault by Felecity Weber by clearing 9 feet, and teammate Ka’Mauri Humes was unable to compete in the 200 and 400 meters. The St. James girls finished 14th as a team with 22 total points.

The North Myrtle Beach girls earned a 20th-place spot with 8.5 points. The Lady Chiefs 4X800 meters relay team took seventh place, and Emily Barbosa claimed fourth place in pole vault (8-6).

Photo courtesy of SJHS Athletics

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