05/24/2024
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CLINTON – Clinton’s boys rode a strong showing in the jumping events to a 90-78 victory over West Bladen Thursday in a Southeastern Athletic Conference track & field meet. The Clinton girls rode a 56-15 advantage in the sprints and distance races to a 96-83 win over the Lady Knights.

St. Pauls placed 3rd in both meets, and Fairmont only fielded a boys’ team and finished 4th.

West Bladen senior Malijah McKoy won both the 100 and 200 meter sprints. Knight junior Demon’tre Love won both the 800 meter and 1600 meter races. West Bladen senior Deyon McDonald won both the 110 meter and 300 meter hurdles.

Knight senior Cornelius Esters won the long jump, and senior teammate Iyan Phillips took 1st place in the discus. West senior Christopher Perez won the shot put. The 4×400 meter relay team claimed a 2nd place finish, and sophomore Justin Spaulding finished 2nd in the triple jump.

West Bladen senior Trinity VanEyken won both the 100 meter and 300 meter hurdles in the girls meet, and junior Alina Chavez took 1st place honors in both the discus and the shot put. Freshman Janiya McKeithan won the triple jump, and the 4×100 meter relay team also won.

Senior Kiera Lewis posted 2nd place finishes in the 100 meters and the long jump. Sophomore Tah’lela Bethea recorded a 2nd place finish in the high jump, and senior Harmony Jacobs took 2nd place in the shot put. The West Bladen 4×200, 4×400 and 4×800 meter relay teams all finished 2nd in their events.

The complete West Bladen results for the meet follow:

Boys

100 Meters: 1. Malijah McKoy 11.24; 7. Messyah Whitted; 9. Jaiden Ward 12.64.

200 Meters: 1. McKoy 23.84.

400 Meters: 11. Damarion Bryant 1:06.64; 12. Elijah Gainey 1:07.24; 13. Ahmarie White 1:10.24.

800 Meters: 1. Demon’tre Love 2:19; 4. Sergio Rodriguez 2:31; 9. Dylan Taylor 2:43.

1600 Meters: 1. Love 4:57; 8. Dylan Taylor 6:10; 10. Miles Bullard 7:16.

3200 Meters: 3. Rodriguez 15:08; 4. Raul Morales 15:20.

110 Meter Hurdles: 1. Deyon McDonald 17.14 3. Shaun Barkley 18.04.

300 Meter Hurdles: 1. McDonald 46.34; 3. Barkley 48.14.

4×400 Meter Relay: 2. West Bladen 4:32.

4×800 Meter Relay: 3. West Bladen 10:03.

Long Jump: 1. Cornelius Esters 21-03; 6. Messyah Whitted 18-06.5; 7. Justin Spaulding 18-02.5.

Triple Jump: 2. Spaulding 34-08.5; 5. Esters 34-02; 6. Whitted 28-10.

Discus: 1. Iyan Phillips 116-02; 13. Josiah Oxendine 61-06.

Shot Put: 1. Christopher Perez 40-06; 7. Malachi Townsend 35-05; 9. Kamarie Washington 34-02; 16. Oxendine 25-00.

Team: 1. Clinton 90, 2. West Bladen 78, 3. St. Pauls 52, 4. Fairmont 23.

Girls

100 Meters: 2. Kiera Lewis 13.24; 3. Trinity VanEyken 13.44.

200 meters: 3. Lewis 28.34.

800 Meters: 4. Adairis Jimenez 3:57; 5. Jailyn Russ 4:01; 6. Helena Conklin 4:20.

1600 Meters: 4. Jimenez 8:28.

100 Meter Hurdles: 1. VanEyken 16.84.

300 Meter Hurdles: 1. VanEyken 52:34.

4×100 Meter Relay: 1. West Bladen 55.94.

4×200 Meter Relay: 2. West Bladen 2:16.

4×400 Meter Relay: 2. West Bladen 6:17.

4×800 Meter Relay: 2. West Bladen 16:06.

High Jump: 2. Tah’lela Bethea 4-06.

Long Jump: 2. Lewis 16-06; 3. Alajeh McMillan 14-09; 4. Bethea 14-04.

Triple Jump: 1. Janiya McKeithan 29-02.

Discus: 1. Alina Chavez 82-00; 3. Harmony Jacobs 66-08; 8. Teasia McDowell 37-10.

Shot Put: 1. Chavez 31-02; 2. Jacobs 30-02; 6. Saniya Martin 24-09.

Teams: 1. Clinton 96, 2. West Bladen 83, 3. St Pauls 53.

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