Class 5A Track: Socastee’s Young strikes gold in discus

soctf-youngJunior Brianna Young was Socastee’s only athlete to qualify for Saturday’s Class 5A SCHSL Track & Field Championships at Spring Valley High. She represented her school the best way possible.

Young struck gold in the girls discus throw with a personal-best toss of 139 feet – nearly 6 feet farther than the runner-up. She accounted for all 10 points for the Lady Braves, good for an 18th-place team finish.

Kayla Watkins singlehandedly led the Carolina Forest girls to a 22nd-place team finish by scoring all 7.5 points for the Lady Panthers. Watkins tied for fifth in the high jump (5-2), and took sole possession of fifth in the long jump (17-6).

The Conway girls finished in 29th place as Kishanda Adams claimed sixth place in the shot put (37-2) for the Lady Tigers. The Conway boys placed 31st with 1 points provided by Raiqwon O’Neal’s eighth-place showing in shot put (46-7).

Photo courtesy of SHS Athletics

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