Local track athletes capture first at S.C. Junior Olympics

The Myrtle Beach Track & Field Club played host to the South Carolina Junior Olympics at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium over the weekend, and several local athletes made strong showings on their home track.

Three MBT&FC members posted gold-medal performances, led by Latrell Pitts with a pair of state titles. He set the state record in the shot put and also took first in the discus to make two trips atop the podium.

Also capturing first place in their respective events and age divisions were Michael Mohr, who won the Boys 3,000 meters, and T.J. McCallum, who claimed first place in the triple jump.

Qualifying athletes advance to the regionals next month in hopes of making it to the national competition.

Photo courtesy of MBT&FC

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