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Trio heads to state track championships
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CAMDENS LINDSAY PIERCE will compete in the AAA pole vault competition which will be contested tonight at Spring Valley High School. - photo by Photo by Derek Lawson

Three Kershaw County athletes will compete in four events at this weekend’s South Carolina High School League state track and field championships.

The two-day event will be contested tonight and Saturday inside Harry Parone Stadium at Spring Valley High School. All contestants finished in the top eight in last weekend’s state qualifiers.

Camden junior Lindsay Pierce took third place in the pole vault in last Saturday’s AAA state qualifier hosted by Lower Richland High School as he cleared the bar at 12-6.

The AAA pole vault competition begins at 6:45 p.m. tonight.

Lugoff-Elgin senior Ali Cummings took seventh in the triple jump in last Saturday’s 4A qualifier at Spring Valley with a leap of 45-11.5.

The 4A triple jump competition will begin tonight at 7:45 p.m. 

North Central freshman Jasmine Dunlap was a multiple qualifier as she finished seventh in both the 100-meter hurdles, in a time of 17.86 seconds, and 400-meter dash, in a time of 1:02.22, in last Saturday’s A-AA qualifier at Spring Valley.

The AA 100-meter hurdle and 400-meter dash events will take place on Saturday at 3:30 and 4:50 p.m., respectively.

The Camden High track team claimed seven season personal records at last Saturday’s state qualifier. In the girls’ 100 meter hurdles, Ty’asha Williams (19.23) and Brittany McClinton (19.69) had season PR’s. Carlos Williams finished out the season with three new PR’s  in the 100-meter (11.10), 200-meter (22.63), and 400-meter (51.17) dashes.  

Garrett Lawson’s time of 11:00 in the 3200 meter run set his new PR.  In the 4 x 800-meter relay, teammates Kadrea Ferguson, Caroline Woolard, Mashylla Murphy and Abby McLaughlin ran their season best time of 11:01.