Using the home course to its advantage, Camden took both the boys’ and girls’ titles from Saturday’s second annual Bulldog Invitational track championship held at the CHS Track and Field Complex.
The Bulldogs outscored Crestwood, 126-96, to take the boys’ crown while the Lady Bulldogs pile up 175 points to easily get past runner-up Darlington (133.33 points) to win the six-school event which kicked off the spring season.
In the boys’ portion of the meet, Darlington (81), Crestwood (67), Lugoff-Elgin (49), Lancaster (48) and North Central (39) rounded out the scoring.
The host Bulldogs were paced five first-place finishes including two from senior Carlos Williams who doubled in winning the 200-meters (23.74) and the 400-meter run (53.81). Garrett Lawson won the 1,600 meter run with a time of 5:13.28 while in the field events, Dylan Reyes took first place in discus with a throw of 109-11throw while Ryan Kelly’s clearing the bar at 11 feet was tops among the pole vaulters.
Other top three finishes in the field events from CHS came from Ben Hayes (105-04), who was third in discus. Trey Watkins (38-10) was second in the shot put while he was third in the discus. Jericho Murphy’s lead of 37-11 was good for third in the triple jump.
In the track events, Jamal Murphy (19.51) took third in 110-meter hurdles with Hayes (1:05.27) taking second in the 400-meter hurdles. Lawson (11:24.40) finished second in the 3,200 meter run with Lee McKenzie (2:27.74) finishing second in the open 800-meter run.
The Lady Bulldogs and Darlington were followed in the final tally Lancaster (77.33 points), Crestwood (36.33), North Central (29), Hartsville (28) and Lugoff-Elgin (10).
Camden’s Staci Sumpter ran a 27.85 in the 200-meter dash and Tajz Bradley jumped 15-11 in the long jump for first-place finishes. The CHS 4 x 800-meter relay team of Julia Keen, Abby McLaughlin, Treasure Green, and Deniah Arthur took first with an 11:13.52. Kadrea Ferguson led a 1-2-3 Lady Bulldog sweep in the open 800-meter race with a 2:50.15 time followed by Abby McLaughlin in second (2:57.78) and Mashylla Murphy in third (2:58.48). Julia Keen ran a 14:02.00 to win the 3,200 meter run in a race in which Megan Goodrich (14:55.00) took third.
In the field events, Camden’s Makaila Allen took second with a 4-8 leap in the high jump. Heather Woolard jumped 14-10 in the long jump and 32-04 in the triple jump earning two third places. With a throw of 24-01 in shot put, Destine Hunt came in third.
In other track events, Shykeisha Lane (20.12) in 100-meter hurdles and Katelyn Stevens (1:26.89) in 400-meter hurdles took third place finishes, respectively. Arthur (1:05.33) came in second in the 400-meter run and Sumpter (13.28) came in third in the 100-meter dash. In the 1,600 meter race, Keen (6:24.69), McLaughlin (6:27.48), and Goodrich (6:38.81) took second, third, and fourth, respectively.
The Lady Bulldogs took second place in both the 4 x 100-meter relay (51.20) run by Woolard, Bradley, Makaila Allen and Sumpter and the 4 x 400-meter relay (4:27.45) which included Arthur, Sumpter, Treasure Green and Woolard.
CHS travels to Spring Valley Wednesday for a meet.