The boys and girls track and field teams from Crestwood, Lakewood and Sumter high schools will gather at Memorial Stadium today for a little Sumter School District competition.
The teams will compete in the Sumter District Championship beginning …
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First Place: Carolyn Alan pole vault (9 feet, 6 inches).
Second Place: Kayla Greene 400 dash; MacKenzi Zimmerman, 1,600 run; 4x400 relay (Nyasia Cummings, Juelle King, Greene, Inayah Lipscomb).
Third Place: Zimmerman 3,200 run; 4x100 relay (King, Greene, Jada Gayle, Geryreon Peay); Hannah Merchant pole vault; Mercedes Peterson shot put.
First Place: Aubrey Stoddard 800 run (2 minutes, 35.63 seconds), 1,600 run (5:47.25); Bella Crowe 3,200 run (13:10.77); Taja Hunley 100 hurdles (18.01 seconds).
Third Place: Hunley triple jump.
Second Place: Sedajah Rembert long jump, triple jump.
Blythewood 140, West Florence 111, Sumter 71, Wilson 67, Lower Richland 60, Dreher 56, South Florence 54, Thomas Sumter 53, Crestwood 21, Swansea 4.
First Place: Brandon Poston 3,200 run (10:12.72); Ja'Kheem Heyward long jump (21-10); 4x800 relay (Poston, Brian Gamboa, Theron Bradford, Keron Benbow) (8:51.44);
Second Place: Bradford 400 dash; Brandon Poston 1,600 run; 4x100 relay (Anthony Dinkins-McCall, Robert McKnight, Lodaine Redwood, Jordan Gregg); 4x400 relay (Sterling McKenzie, Bradford, Redwood, Gregg); Anthony Andrews pole vault; Benjamin Ibe triple jump.
Third Place: Phillip Newman pole vault; Ronald McGee shot put, discus.
Third Place: Montrell White long jump.
Second Place: Triston Furrow shot put.
Wilson, 139.50, Sumter 126, West Florence 97, South Florence 77.50, Swansea 56, Lower Richland 54, Dreher 41, Crestwood 19, Thomas Sumter 12.
The teams will compete in the Sumter District Championship beginning at 5 p.m. The field events and running events are scheduled to begin at the same time.
This will be the second big meet at Memorial Stadium in the last few days. On Saturday, SHS played host to the Gamecock Invitational.
The Sumter boys finished second in a tight battle with Wilson in a 9-team meet. Wilson won with 139.50 points while Sumter had 126. Crestwood was eighth with 19 points and Thomas Sumter Academy was ninth with 12 points.
Brandon Poston and Ja'Keem Heyward both won events for the Gamecocks. Poston won the 3,200-meter run in a time of 10 minutes, 12.72 seconds, and Heyward won the long jump with a distance of 21 feet, 10 inches.
The 4x800 relay team of Poston, Brian Gamboa, Theron Bradford and Keron Benbow won in a time of 8:51.44.
Poston was second in the 1,600 and Bradford was second in the 400 dash. Anthony Andrews and Benjamin Ibe were second in the pole vault and triple jump, respectively, as were the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams.
The Sumter girls finished a distant third out of 10 teams. Blythewood won with 140 points, while West Florence had 111 and Sumter 71.
Thomas Sumter was eighth with 53 points and Crestwood was ninth with 21 points.
The Lady Gamecocks had one winner - Carolyn Alan in the pole vault. She won with a height of 09-06.
Sumter had three second-place finishes though, Kayla Greene in the 400-meter dash, MacKenzi Zimmerman in the 1,600 run and the 4x400 relay team of Nyasia Cummings, Juelle King, Greene and Inayah Lipscomb.
TSA won four events, led by Aubrey Stoddard. She won the 800 in 2:35.63 and the 1,600 in 5:47.25.
Bella Crowe won the 3,200 in 13:10.77 and Taja Hunley won the 100 hurdles in 18.01 seconds.
Crestwood's Sedajah Rembert was second in both the long jump and triple jump.
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