Landrum boys and girls track carry on strong season

Published 11:42pm Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Landrum High School girls and boys track and field teams continue to perform well this season with both teams winning March 26 at home versus some strong competition.

The boys team scored 162 points, far ahead of second place Chapman High School which had 114.

The Landrum girls team finished with 134.5 points, followed by runner up Carolina Home School with 122.5.
Landrum High School Girls discus thrower Daisha Whitmire remained undefeated this year winning the discus for the fifth meet in a row. Whitmire broke the Landrum girls discus record in the first meet of the season at Broome High School, and broke the record again in the second meet at Christ Church Episcopal School in Greenville early in March with a throw of 96’ 5”. Whitmire also came in second in the girls shot put.

Other girls winners included Reydiance Whiteside in the girls triple jump and Shelby Morris in the girls high jump. Morris also placed second in the pole vault. Other Landrum girls second place finishers included Alison Jouan in the 400 hurdles and high jump, Ciera Belue in the long jump and Skyler Wofford in the girls triple jump. The girls 4 x 100 relay team consisting of Miranda Stallings, Kanari Littlejohn, Savanah Bengston and Heather Turley also came in second place.

Winners for the Landrum boy’s team included Sam Robinson in the boys 110 meter hurdles, Derek Brittain in the boys shot put and Aaron Bryant in the boys long jump. Paul Miller won in the boy’s 400-meter hurdles and came in second in the 110 hurdlers.

Other Landrum boys second place finishers included Jo Jo Wilkins in the 100 meters, Thomas Sparks in the 400 meters, Ray Miller in the shot put, the 4 x 100 relay team of Aaron Bryant, Jo Jo Wilkins, Anthony Anderson and Jacob Gibson, the boys 4 x 800 relay team of Troy Hodge, Thomas Sparks, Kevin Human and Ben Boatwright; and the 4 x 400 relay team of Thomas Sparks, Kyle Joiner, Paul Miller and Thomas Dewberry.

Both Landrum team wins came with several key athletes missing because of a school trip to Europe.

“This (key athletes missing) shows the amount of depth that both the boys and girls track teams have. Landrum High School has always been known for having good teams with plenty of athletes who can score at each meet,” said head girls coach John Sparks.

The Landrum Boys track team is undefeated at this point in the season in varsity competition with a record of 20 – 0. The Landrum

Landrum boys and girls track carry on strong seasonvarsity girls track team record stands at 17 wins and two losses as the teams begin to get ready for Region 1 AA competition in April.

– article submitted by John Sparks

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