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Knights reclaim Region 3-A track throne

CHS to send nine athletes to AAA qualifier

Posted: April 26, 2012 3:14 p.m.
Updated: April 27, 2012 5:00 a.m.
C-I photo by Tom Didato/

CAMDEN JUNIOR JEREL HOLLOMAN clears the bar in his first attempt in the high jump in Wednesday’s Region 6-AAA track and field championships hosted at Camden High School.

Playing keep away with the Region 3-A boys’ track championship trophy, North Central kept the hardware in Boonetown as the Knights won the conference title for the second time in as many years by winning Tuesday’s championship meet which they hosted.
The Knights had big-time performances all around on the day with their 4 x100- and 4 x 400-meter relay teams both taking first place on their home track. Individually, NC seniors Tavarus Porter and Ealey Seegars led the charge with Porter taking first place in both the 110-meter hurdles and the long jump. Seegars captured won both the 400-meter hurdles and the triple jump. 
Freshman Will Mathis set a new school and personal record in the pole vault as he cleared the bar at 10-6.  Senior Thomas Flowers had a pair of second-place finishes in the 400-meter and high jump.  Junior Clarence Williams, who anchors both relay teams, finished second in the 100-and 200-meter dashes. Junior Quan Mickle took second in both the long and triple jumps. 
 The Lady Knights they finished second in the region meet for the second year in a row. 
Junior Aaliyah White doubled in winning both the 100-meter run and the 400-meter hurdles while freshman Lasiah Hammonds captured first in both the long and triple jumps. Freshman Quanisha Wright won the 200-meter dash and was second in the 400-meter race. 
Sophomore Sparrow Ostas was second and fourth in the shot put and discus, respectively while the Lady Knights were second in the 4 x 100-meter relay race. 
White, Wright, Hammonds, Porter, Seegars and Mathis were awarded All Region 3-A laurels. The Knights now set their sights on the Upper State Qualifier at Landrum on Saturday, May 5.
Camden sends nine to AAA qualifying meet: Hosting the Region 6-AAA track and field championship meet on their newly christened track, the Camden High track team will send nine athletes to the AAA state qualifying meet at York High School on Saturday, May 5.
Junior Jerel Holloman qualified in the high jump, the 110-meter hurdles and as a member of the 4 x 400-meter relay team which also included Chris Pate, Alexx Cooke and George Randolph.
CHS senior Bryton McEachin won the conference championship in the discus while also qualifying in the shot put. Cedric Cook qualified in both the 200-meter dash as well as in the long jump.
In the girls’ portion of the event, Haley Maree was a qualifier in the 3,200-meter run while Ashley Dent and Kentrell Salmond earned top four spots in the pole vault and discus, respectively.


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