04/21/2024
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ST PAULS – West Bladen’s girls won the Southeastern Athletic Conference track & field championship meet Wednesday piling up 122 points to finish well ahead of host St. Pauls (72 points), Fairmont (71), Midway (69) and 5th place East Bladen (54).

Coach Stanley Williams’ Lady Knights dominated the relays racking up 34 points by winning the 4×100 and 4×800 events, placing 2nd in the 4×200 and 3rd in the 4×400. Junior Keira Lewis and senior Shanyla Hunter placed 1-2 in the long jump with Lewis’ winning leap of 15 feet, 6 inches edging Hunter by an inch.

West Bladen junior Trinity VanEyken won the 100 meter hurdles and was 3rd in the 300 hurdles. Sophomore Destyni Blackwell tallied 8 points with a 2nd place finish in the 800 meter run, and junior Adairus Jimeniz was 2nd in the 3200 meter run.

Lady Knight senior Azillyah McDonald totaled 10 points by finishing 3rd in the 100 meter hurdles and 4th in the 300 hurdles. Junior Harmony Jacobs also scored 10 points for West taking 3rd place in the discus and 4th place in the shot put.

Senior Reema Virden led East Bladen with 18 points winning the 800 meter run and placing 2nd in the 1600 meters. The East Bladen 4×200 meter relay team won their event. The 4×100 meter relay team posted a 3rd place finish, and senior Savanna Howell finished 3rd in the triple jump.

Clinton edged St. Pauls 156 points to 155 for the boys’ championship. West Bladen’s boys finished 3rd with 89 points, and East Bladen was 7th (24 points).

Girls Events

100 meters – 3rd Keira Lewis (WB) 13.39; 4th Trinity Kemp (EB) 13.54; 7th Shanyla Hunter (WB) 13.64; 8th Zykeria Bowen (EB) 13.89; 10th Ariel Cromartie (EB) 14.44; 14th Jyra Best (WB) 14.91.

200 meters – 5th Trinity Kemp (EB) 29.03; 6th Sabara McLean (WB) 29:35; 10th Azillyah McDonald (WB) 31.01; 11th Jyra Best (WB) 31.08; 13th Zykeria Bowen (EB) 33.20; 14th Trinity Meares (WB) 36:00.

400 meters – 4th Naihena Leach (EB) 1:13.15; 7th Zybriona Johnson (WB) 1:21.92; 8th Sabara McLean (EB) 1:23.02; 9th Alicia Lawson (WB) 1:23.78.

800 meters – 1st Reema Virden (EB) 3:09.1; 2nd Destyni Blackwell (WB) 3:17.67.

1600 meters – 2nd Reema Virden (EB) 7:16.66; 5th Sierra Lawson (WB) 11:10.00.

3200 meters – 2nd Adairis Jimenez (WB) 18:26.24.

100 meter Hurdles – 1st Trinity Van Eyken (WB) 17.28; 3rd Azillyah McDonald (WB) 18.74; 5th Ariel Cromartie (EB) 19.96; 7th Layla Lent (EB) 20.52.

300 meter Hurdles – 3rd Trinity VanEyken (WB) 51.73; 4th Azillyah McDonald (WB) 56.02; 6th Layla Lent (EB) 1:04.12.

4×100 Meter Relay – 1st West Bladen 54.39; 3rd East Bladen 58.23.

4×200 Meter Relay – 1st East Bladen 1:58.37; 2nd West Bladen 1:58.56.

4×400 Meter Relay – 3rd West Bladen 5:39.06.

4×800 Meter Relay – 1st West Bladen 13:30.59.

High Jump – 3rd Tahlela Bethea (WB) 4’0”.

Long Jump – 1st Kiera Lewis (WB) 15’6”; 2nd Shanyla Hunter (WB) 15’5”; 6th Naihena Leach (EB) 12’10”; 10th Savanna Howell (EB) 11’9”; 5th; 11th Nice McKoy (EB) 10’10”.

Triple Jump – 3rd Savanna Howell (EB) 27’7”; 5th Naihena Leach (EB) 26’11”.

Discus – 3rd Harmony Jacobs (WB) 65’7”; 4th Alina Chavez (WB) 65’6”; 12th Savanna Howell (EB) 42’5”.

Shot Put – 4th Harmony Jacobs (WB) 26’8”; 9th Savanna Howell (EB) 23’2”; 14th Alina Chavez (WB) 8’2.5”.

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