Alston, Watkins lead local track pack at Beach Run

sjrunCarolina Forest High sophomore Kayla Watkins, who also competes for the Myrtle Beach Track Club, earned Elite Performance status for her first place long jump of 17 feet, 6.75 inches in the Coach O Beach Run Invitational over the weekend at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.

Watkins was one of only six Silver Elite Performances that met the MileSplit US National Second Team standard. She also placed second in the 200 meters with a time of 25.96 seconds and third in the 100 meters with a time of 12.74 seconds.

Other top performances were turned in by Alexis Alston of St James High, who set a personal record in the 100 meter hurdles in a time of 15.07 seconds. She placed second in the event and also was runner-up in the 100 meter. She won first place in the triple jump.

For full meet results, visit https://sc.milesplit.com/meets/227977/results#.VwFfRXpRJTv

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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