Track & Field: Sharks leap for gold at State Qualifier

sjtaf-alstonjumpA pair of St. James High track and field athletes hurdles their way to victory Saturday at the Class 4A State Qualifier in York.

Senior Alexus Alston won the 400 meter hurdles in a time of 1:06.62. She also took the gold in the 100 meter hurdles (15.66). St. James senior Trison Myers (54.66) won the 400 meter hurdles and took fourth place in the 110 hurdles (15.74) to qualify for next week’s SCHSL Track & Field Championships.

Alston and Myers were two of five Sharks to qualify in the top eight spots. Ka’Mauri Humes placed third in the 400 meters (1:00.18) and seventh in the 200 meters; Felicity Weber was third in the girls pole vault (8-6); and Chris Anderson placed seventh in the boys pole vault (11-0).

North Myrtle Beach also had a big day as two girls relay teams qualified – fifth in the 4X800 meters (10:22.34) and eighth in the 4X100 meters (49.96). North Myrtle Beach’s Emily Barbosa placed fifth in the girls pole vault (8-6) for the Lady Chiefs.

In Class 5A in Columbia, Carolina Forest’s Kayla Watkins delivered another strong performance in the field, tying for third in the high jump (5-2) and fourth in the long jump (17-6).

Conway got a pair of personal-record performances in the shot put. Raiqwon O’Neal-Thompson (50-2) placed fourth in the boys shot while first-year thrower Kishanda Adams captured fifth in the girls shot (35-0).

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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