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Track & Field Knights Third in St. Pauls Meet

ST PAULS – West Bladen’s boys and girls teams both finished third by narrow margins in a 3-way Three Rivers Conference track & field meet Thursday.

The host Bulldogs won the boys meet with 70 points followed by Whiteville with 57 points and West Bladen with 47 points. St. Pauls finished first in the girls meet with 89.5 points. Whiteville was second with 40.5 points, and West Bladen was just 6.5 points back with 34 points.

Junior Tyre Boykin led the Knight boys with a trio of first-place finishes. Boykin won the 100 meters (11.4), 200 meters (23.5) and triple jump (39-3). Junior Andrew AJ Brown won the long jump (17-7) and finished second in the 200 meters (24.3).

Sophmores Tinyauh Rhoda and Ramonia Whitaker were the big point-scorers for the Lady Knights. Rhoda won the 200 meters (28.5) and placed third in the 100 meters (13.8) and long jump (14-0).

Whitaker won the shot put (25-8) and finished fourth in the discus (54-11). The 4×400 meter relay team won their event (5:34). Junior Alyssa Bell finished second in the 400 meters (1:16) and fourth in the 800 meters (3:14).

Freshman Jamiyah Melvin-Hall placed second in the shot put (25-5) and third in the discus (57-3). The 4×200 meter relay team (2:01) took second-place and K. Lewis was third in the 300 meter hurdles (1:04).

Second-place finishers for the Knight boys included: sophmore Abdul Taylor, 110 meter hurdles (20.1); sophmore Shyron Adams, 400 meters (57.3); sophmore Nathaniel Davis, 800 meters (2:27); junior Tra’Shawn Ballard, long jump (17-4); senior Kerron Washington, triple jump (33-9); 4×200 meter relay team (1:36).

Freshman Zaidarius McKenzie placed third in the 110 meter hurdles (20.6), fourth in the 300 meter hurdles (51.9) and fourth in the long jump (16-8). Other fourth-place finishers were: freshman Ricky Brisson in the 800 meters (2:46) and sophmore Xzavion Morrison in the shot put (35-6).

West Bladen will travel to Whiteville Thursday.

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