West Florence Boys Win Class 4A Tag Team Championship, In Lower State | High school


FLORENCECS – The West Florence boys won the Class 4A Lower States Tag Team Championship on Saturday at Wilson High School. The Knights scored 72 points, beating Beaufort by two. The girls from South Florence finished third in the team competition with 62.

Victories in the Knight boys’ event were taken by Jamari Bennett in the 100 meters (10.68 seconds), Bakari Brown in the 400 hurdles (57.97) and Charlie Mazick in the 3,200m (10:08.41).

This is the second year that the South Carolina High School League has featured upper and lower state formats. For a long time before, this stage was known as a qualifier.

Bennett won the Class A 100 state championship last year while competing for Timmonsville. Saturday’s time set a personal record and a school record.

“(Bennett) winning a lower state kind of set the tone, the mentality for the boys,” West’s track coach Rich Wideman said. West also won the region. “He has that type of personality. He gets on well with everyone in the team and it’s just fun to be with him. I love the kid. You have kids you love coaching and you have kids that you love to coach. I love coaching Jamari.

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Brown, in the 400m hurdles, closed late on the top two runners and won what was also a personal best.

“What really impressed me was his finish,” Wideman said. “He finished very strong. He was second or third before this last obstacle and he passed the leaders just after the last obstacle. The second place guy finished at 58.16. It was a tight race.

And Mazick, who is four seconds away from tying the boys’ school record of 3,200 and finished seventh in last fall’s cross-country competition, is also hitting his stride.

“He works his tail, but he likes to joke a lot,” Wideman said. “He was a great catalyst for our distance running. His 3,200m today weren’t his best. It was more of a strategic race. His best time this year is 9:47, and he did 10:08 today – and he still won. We are waiting for next week to see what he can do. We hope he will finish in the top three or five. »

Wideman was also proud of his team’s overall performance.

“We scored points in the sprints with several people; we scored well in the hurdles,” Wideman said. “But I was really impressed with the score in distance and jumps. And, we also got some points on throws.

The top four individual finishers in each event are guaranteed to compete in next Saturday’s track and field meet at Spring Valley High School. Eight other athletes – the next best eight times combined from lower state and upper state times – also qualify for state.

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South Florence (Jahmya Luckey, Mal Cornelius, Kwameci Marks, Triniti Green-Muldrow) won the 4×100 at 48.99. Caelin Sloan of the Bruins won the 1,600 in 5:10.47. She also won the 3200 at 11:10.60. Luckey won the 200m at 25.93 and Hartsville’s Amaril Jett won the long jump at 18-2.25.

Defending state champion in the 110 hurdles, Tyae McWhite of South Florence, set a personal and school best by winning at 13.82. Jonathan Flemister of Hartsville won the 400 in 49.53. Hartsville (Trista Wilson, Ethan Jeppson, Justin Canty, Jon Flemister) won the 4×400 at 3:29.70, and Damarion Coe of the Red Foxes won the long jump at 22-2.25. Wilson (Montrel Goodson, Jyron Waiters, Deionte McClinton, Melvin Hunter) won the 4×100 at 42.19.

Lake City freshman Treshon Burgess won the 400 at 49.12; Manning’s Emmery Mouzan won the 110 hurdles (15.55); Lake City won the 4×100 (42.12) and 4×400 (3:28.87). Manning’s Xavier Evans won the high jump at 6-2, and Justin Daniels of the Monarchs won the triple jump at 45-3.

Mion Frierson of Lake City won the 100 at 12.63; Manning’s Delaney Frierson won the 100 hurdles at 16 seconds; Jaila Bostic of Marlboro County won the shot put at 32-2, and her Bulldogs teammate I’Sheondra Powell won the 200 at 26.06.

Chesterfield’s Tyrell Melton won the drive at 146-8.

Tevin Young of Carvers Bay won the 200m in 22.83; Hannah-Pamplico’s Ja’Marcus Williams won the high jump at 5-10, and his Raider teammate Jatorri Bartell-Gray won the triple jump at 44-11.5.

Defending long jump champion Jayla Graham (Hannah-Pamplico) won at 17-1.50. Her Raider teammate, Artaisha Profit, won the triple jump at 33-10.5.

GSSM’s Elise Lanahan won the 1600 in 6:06.87. McBee’s Emily-Jay Mixon won the 100 at 17.49. Her Panther teammate Diana Williams won the high jump at 4-10 and the javelin at 95-5.

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