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Camden track teams race past B-C and McBee

Posted: March 19, 2018 3:15 p.m.
Updated: March 20, 2018 1:00 a.m.
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LADY BULLDOG HURDLERS, from left, Imani Wyatt, Nyla Jackson and Katelyn Stevens swept the 100-meter hurdle race with Stevens following Wyatt to the finish line with Jackson coming in third place.

Camden swept to victory in both ends of a three-school track meet hosted last Thursday at the Camden High School Athletic Complex.

The Bulldogs scored 73.5 points to defeat McBee (51.5) and Brookland-Cayce (44). 

In the girls’ portion of the meet, the Lady Bulldogs piled up 122 points to easily outdistance Brookland-Cayce and McBee, which scored 20 and 15 points, respectively.

Chris Titus had a big day in the field events for the Bulldogs as he won the pole vault by clearing the bar at eight feet while finishing second in the discus with a throw of 102-9. ZaeQuan Norris tied for first in the high jump with a jump of 5-8 while Lance McCray jumped his way to a third place finish in the long jump with a leap of 17-10.

On the track, CHS teammates Shymeik Corbett and Jalen Johnson tied for first in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.37. Corbett also won the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.94. In the 800 meter dash, Caden Ralph brought home a first place finish for the Dogs with his time of 2:32.  

The Bulldogs’ distance teams swept both the 1,600- and 3,200-meter events. Senior Garrett Lawson led the boys in the 1,600 with a time of 5:01, followed by teammates Sam Messinides (5:13) and Pavlos Patoulas (5:22).  Lawson also won the 3,200 with a time of 11:08. Messinides (11:14) and Patoulas (11:56) wrapped up second and third. Darrion Clay finished second in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:08, followed by teammate Jayden Crim (1:11), who came in third. Clay also ran in the the 110-meter high hurdles, finishing second in a time of 17.25.

The CHS 4 x 400 “A” team, with members Xavier Downing, Devin Engram, Landon Goodwin and Norris, came in second with a time of 4:07.  The Bulldogs’ 4 x 800 “A” team of Lawson, Messinides, Patuolas and Ralph, came in first with a time of 9:27.  The Bulldogs’ 4 x 800 “B” squad, made up of team members Caleb Cahn, Hunter Grantham, Ben Watson and Alex Boyce, brought home third place with a time of 10:33.

In the Lady Bulldogs’ romp, the hostesses swept the discus event with Kiana Doby coming in first with a throw of 48-8, followed by Mya Missouri (42-8) and Caroline Best (37-11). Doby also had a second-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 20-9 with Missouri (18-7) coming in third.  

Heather Woolard doubled with field wins in the long jump (15-1) and the triple jump by going 31-9. She also won the 800-meter run in clocking of 2:51. ZyAja Cook won the high jump with a jump of 4-8. Nadya James (13-2) tied for second in the long jump while Camden Katelyn Stevens (28’5) took second in the triple jump.

In the track events, Staci Sumpter on the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.65, followed by teammate Carleigh Vaughn (13.18), who finished third. Sumpter also brought home a first place for the Lady Bulldogs in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.12. Nadya James (28.53) came in third.  In the 400-meter run, Camden’s Deniah Arthur finished in first with a time of 1:02, with Carleigh Vaughn coming in second at 1:09.  Arthur was second in the 200 meters in a time of 2:57.

The Lady Bulldogs swept the relays, winning the 4 x 100, 4 x 400, and 4 x 800 events. Imani Wyatt claimed first place finishes in both the 100-meter hurdles (18.28) and the 400-meter hurdles (1:14). Teammate Katelyn Stevens finished second in both events with times of 19.46 and 1:23.  Nyla Jackson wrapped up third in the 100-meter hurdles for CHS with a time of 19.68.  

The Lady Bulldogs distance team swept both the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs. Senior Julia Keen led the girls in the 1,600 with a time of 6:29, followed by McKenzie Taylor (6:46) and Eleni Patoulas (6:47). Keen then took the 3,200 meters in a time of 14:32. Megan Goodrich (15:06) and Patoulas (15:07) rounded out the 1-2-3 finish for Camden.

Tonight, Camden travels to Spring Valley for a 5 p.m. meet.

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