St. James’ Alston tops local list of 3A/4A state qualifiers

sjt&f-alstonhurdlesLocal schools posted state qualifying efforts in 13 individual events at Saturday’s Class 3A and 4A Qualifiers on Saturday. Four of them belong to St. James junior Alexus Alston.

Alston won the 400-meter hurdles (1:04.46), finished seventh in the triple jump (34-6.5) and 110 hurdles (15.60), and took eighth in the 100 meters (12:41). The top eight finishers in each event advance to the state meet.

Myrtle Beach’s Ethan Epstein was runner-up in the 3200 meters (9:51.76), and St. James’ Trey Myers posted a second place finish in the 400 hurdles (55:56) and a fourth-place showing in the 110 hurdles (15.12).

Myers was joined by several fellow Sharks in qualifying for next week’s finals at Spring Valley High. St. James’ Felicity Weber was sixth in the pole vault (8-6) and Ka’Mauri Humes placed eighth in the 200 meters (26.00).

Also in Class 3A, the North Myrtle Beach girls 400 relay team scored a fifth-place finish with a time of 49.94.

In Class 4A, Carolina Forest’s Angel Perez finished fifth in the shot put (48-11), and Dyverse Simmons took fifth in the long jump (22-0.5). Conway had a pair of eighth-place finishers – Malik Humes in the long jump (21-11), and O’Neal Thompson in the dicus (140-11).

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