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FRANKLINTON – Junior Tyre Boykin and sophomore Tinyauh Rhoda were the leading scorers Friday for the West Bladen Knights in the NCHSAA Class 2A MidEast Track & Field Regional at Franklinton High School.

Boykin scored 12 individual points with a third-place finish in the 100 meter dash (11.31) and sixth-place finishes in both the 200 meter dash (23.21) and triple jump (40-08). Boykin was also a member of the Knights 4×400 meter relay team that placed sixth and the 4×200 meter relay team that finished eighth.

The Knight finished ninth in the boys meet with 30 points. Durham School of the Arts won the boys meet with 107 points. East Bladen was in 22nd place with two points.

Rhoda tallied all eight points for the Lady Knights with sixth-place finishes in both the 100 meter dash (13.33) and 200 meter dash (27.86) and a seventh-place finish in the long jump (15-04).

West Bladen finished in 17th place in the girls meet, while East Bladen posted a 19th-place finish with six points. Durham School of the Arts also won the girls meet with 139 points.

Knight junior Andrew AJ Brown scored six points by finishing third in the long jump (21-06) and was also a member of the 4×200 meter relay team. Junior Davian Willis Howard tallied five points for the Knights by finishing fourth in the 110-meter hurdles (15.92). Willis-Howard was also a member of the 4×200 meter relay team.

West Bladen sophomore Abdul Taylor scored three points by finishing sixth in the 300 meter hurdles (42.44) and was a member of both the 4×400 meter and 4×200 meter relay teams.

The West Bladen 4×400 meter relay team that scored three points by finishing sixth was composed of Shyron Adams, Taylor, Javonta Matthews, Kerron Washington, Jadacus Register, and Boykin (3:42.14).

The Knights 4×200 meter relay team that tallied one point with an eighth-place finish was composed of Willis-Howard, Washington, Brown, Taylor, Adams, and Boykin 1:36.33.

Junior Alicia McKiver scored two points for the East Bladen girls with a seventh-place finish in the 400 meter dash (1:04.18).

The East Bladen girls 4×800 meter relay team of Teronda Autry, Vianey Estrada, Rachel Hurrell, Vena Metz, Gemizha Stephens, and Annette Munoz-Ventura scored two points by finishing seventh (12:26.1).

The Lady Eagles 4×200 meter relay team of Aaniya Jackson, Azariah Rhodie, Makia Johnson, Aniya McKoy and Autry also scored two points with a seventh-place finish (1:55.86).

Sophomores A. J. Smith and Cody Long scored one point each for the Eagle boys. Smith finished eighth in the 800 meter run (2:19.58) and Long finished eighth in the discus (114-01).

Other results from Friday’s meet for Bladen County athletes were:

West Bladen boys: Willis-Howard ninth in 300 meter hurdles (43.18); Washington 13th in triple jump (35-02); Adams 13th in long jump (18-04.5).

West Bladen 4×800 meter relay team of Jacob Bryan, Nathaniel Davis, Donovan Stone, Javonta Matthews, Jeremiah Payton placed 12th (9:43.36).

West Bladen girls: Rhoda ninth in triple jump (29-10); West Bladen 4×200 meter relay team placed 10th (2:06.78); Alyssa Bell 12th in 800 meter run (3:01); West Bladen 4×400 meter relay team of Bell, Victory Crawford, Maleah Walker and Amyia Williams placed 10th (5:10.74).

East Bladen boys: A. J. Smith ninth in 1600 meter run (5:14.2); Efren Vargas 12th in 3200 meter run (13:15.26); Wisdom Northern 12th in high jump (5:04.0).

East Bladen 4×200 meter relay team of Za’Quis Leach, Timothy McLean, Deonte Johnson, Lawson Hester, Tyrese McElveen and Tayshaun Berkeley finished ninth (1:36.6).

The East Bladen 4×800 meter relay team of Berkeley, Orlando Murchison, A. J. Smith, Damondta Smith, Antonio Ferguson and Johnson finished 10th (9:40.05)

The East Bladen 4×100 meter relay team of Johnson, McLean, Correy Melvin, Hester, Leach, and McElveen finished 11th (45.88).

East Bladen girls: Teronda Autry 11th in 400 meter dash (1:07.43); Lakendra Jones 11th in discus (69-09); the East Bladen 4×100 meter relay team of Makia Johnson, Aaniya Jackson, Azariah Rhodie, Teronda Autry and Anaiya Cromartie.finished 11th (55:06).

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