Landrum tastes success in first 2A region track and field championshipPublished 4:51pm Monday, April 29, 2013
Each athlete who places in the top four in their event at the Region track meet qualifies for next weeks Upper State Track Meet, which will be held at Landrum High School on Saturday, May 4, beginning at 11 a.m.
Other Landrum girls qualifying for next weeks Upper State meet include Tyniyah Goodlet in the high jump, Reydiance Whiteside in the triple jump, Heather Turley in the long jump, Brianna Hall in the 800 meter run and the 4 x 800 meter relay, and Deegan Green as an alternate for the 4 x 400-relay team. Several athletes qualified for the Upper State meet in additional events including Belue in the 4 x 800-meter relay, Bruce also qualified in the 100-meter hurdles, Jouan in the 400-meter hurdles, Whitmire in the shot put, Herbst in the 3,200-meter run and as an alternate on the 4 x 800-meter relay and Cash in the 400-meter run and as part of the 4 x 800-meter relay team.
Senior Samantha Waters will be competing at the Upper State meet in four events, including the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs and 4 x 800-relay.
The Landrum boys won a close contest, holding off Pendleton 148-139.
Head Coach Jeremy Darby’s Landrum boys team had three individual region champions. Sam Robinson won the 110-meter hurdles. Aaron Bryant took the triple jump and Derrick Brittain brought home the shot put title. Robinson also qualified in the 400-meter hurdles while Bryant also qualified in the long jump and the 4 x 100-relay.
Other Landrum boys who qualified for the Upper State meet include Jo Jo Wilkins in the 100 meter run and the 4 x 100-relay, Anthony Anderson in the 200-meter run, 4 x 100-relay and 4 x 400-relay, Kevin Human in the 1,600-meter run and 4 x 800-relay, Troy Hodge in the 3,200-meter run and 4 x 800-relay, Paul Miller in the 110-meter hurdles and 4 x 400-relay, Hunter Conley in the high jump and shot put, Daniel Cooper in the high jump, Ray Miller in the discus, Thomas Sparks in the 4 x 400-relay and the 4 x 800-relay, Peyton McCarter in the 4 x 100-relay, and Ian Betzel in the 4 x 400-relay and 4 x 800-relay.
– article submitted by John Sparks