Track races towards end of season

By: By Amber Hatten-Staley - Sports editor
Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange Fighting Scots senior Brenton Thomas won the long jump with a mark of 20 feet, 11 inches. Thomas finished second in the triple jump with a mark of 43 feet.

LAURINBURG — The Scotland High School track and field teams competed in spring-like conditions last week as they traveled to Fayetteville for their second to last regular season meet.

The Buccaneers hosted Thursday’s fifth Sandhills Athletic Conference meet where the Fighting Scots took second place with 67 team points while Richmond won the boy’s event with 96 points.

The Lady Scots finished fourth with 11 team points while the Lady Raiders also won the girl’s events with 85 team points.

Fighting Scots

The Fighting Scots top finishes came in the field events as senior Brenton Thomas won the long jump and took second in the triple jump.

Thomas posted a winning mark of 20 feet, 11 inches in the long jump before finishing second in the triple jump with a mark of 43 feet. Pinecrest’s Jaden Gaddy won the triple jump with a mark of 44 feet 7.5 inches.

Fellow senior Tyler Smith took second in the discus with a throw of 107 feet, just behind Jack Britt’s Vincent Gunter with a throw of 113 feet to win the event.

Sophomore Kendrell Sellers finished in second in the shot put behind Richmond’s Darren Mason, despite throwing the exact same distance — 43 feet 7 inches. Mason’s other three throws were farther than Sellers, giving him the win.

Sophomore Mohomed Kaba and senior TJ Smith took third and fourth in the shot put to nearly complete the sweep. Kaba posted a throw of 41 feet 5 inches while Smith had a throw of 40 feet 3 inches.

The Scots didn’t fare as well on the track, as the 4×100 meter relay team was ousted after back-to-back victories. The foursome took second with a time of 43.2 seconds, behind Richmond. The Raiders posted a winning time of 41.7 seconds.

The only first place finish came from senior Roy Pegues in the 400-meter dash. Pegues posted a winning time of 53.18 seconds to beat out teammates Manny Smith and Kaba. Smith took third with a time of 54.55 and Kaba finished in fifth with a time of 56.33 seconds.

Sophomore Deandre McKinnon scooped up a second place finish in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 45 seconds. McKinnon also competed in the 110-meter hurdles where he took third with a time of 18.8 seconds — beating out teammates Garret Golubeff and Ryley Barbour. The Scots sophomore also took third in the long jump with a mark of 19 feet 5.5 inches.

The Scots other third place finishes came in the 4×200 and 4×800 meter relays and the 3200-meter run. The 4×200 meter relay team took third with a time of 1:38 while the 4×800 posted a third place time of 9:42.

Sophomore Tony Strickland finished third in the 3200 meter run with a time of 11:09 behind two runners from Pinecrest.

Other events:

100-meter dash — Tyshawn Thomas, 5th, 11.4 seconds; Darius Dockery, tie 6th, 11.63; Joseph McKoy, tie 6th, 11.63; Nyzere Baker, 11th, 11.9; 400 meter dash — Christian Taylor, 14th, 1:02; TJ Smith, 15th, 1:03; 300 meter hurdles — Diangelo Crummel, 6th, 49 seconds; Dai’Nas Gibson, 7th, 49.3; Nyzere Baker, 8th, 49.8; Ryley Barbour, 10th, 54.9; 800 meter run — Andrew Gwen, 4th, 2:24; Logan Everett, 10th, 2:35; 200 meter dash — Thomas, 4th, 22.7 seconds; Trey Dixon, 5th, 23.0; Laron Quick, 6th, 23.8; Baker, 9th, 24.2; Walter Morrison, 11th, 24.6; 4×400 meter relay — Scotland, 6th, 4:06; shot put — Tyler Smith, 6th, 39-00; Tra’von McLean, 13th, 31-04; discus — George Butler, 8th, 98-03; Jalin McLean, 11th, 86-05; Kaba, 13th, 83-08; Blake Brigman, 15th, 81-11; high jump — Kaba, 5-04; Brenton Thomas, 5-02; long jump — Jumarius McLean, 9th, 17-07; Kris McLean, 10th, 17-02.5; triple jump — J. McLean, 6th, 38-07.

Lady Scots

The Lady Scots were short staffed on Thursday only competing in 12 of the 17 scored events. The women did not compete in the 4×800 meter relay, 400-meter dash, 800-meter run, high jump and triple jump.

In the long jump, junior Kayla Kirkley took second place with a jump of 15 feet 10 inches. Kirkley also competed in the 100-meter hurdles taking third place with a time of 18.3 seconds.

The Lady Scots were also dethroned in the 4×100 meter relay, after winning the event the past two meets. The ladies took fourth with a time of 52.2 seconds as the Lady Raiders won the event with a time of 50.7 seconds.

In the 3200 meter, freshman Madison Williams made her track debut taking third with a time of 13:51 finishing behind Pinecrest’s Halden Levin and Sophia Hirtle.

Other events:

100-meter dash — Ziaya Edwards, 7th, 13.61 seconds; Denisha Hill, 10th, 14.3; Destiny Adams, 12th, 14.44; 4×200-meter relay — Scotland, 6th, 2:03; 1600 meter — Madison Williams, 6th, 6:18; Madylin McMillan, 9th, 6:58; 300-meter hurdles — Miya Harrington, 8th, 1:00.7; 200-meter dash — Nahir Pegues, 7th, 28.9 seconds; Nautika Moore, tie 13th, 31.2; Shanice Thompson, tie 13th, 31.2; Jakira Robinson, 16th, 34.5; 4×400 meter relay — Scotland, 6th, 5:44; shot put — Tykeria McNair 6th, 24-02; Tyanna Simmons, 10th, 25-06; Daizha McMillon, 12th, 22-09; Kendriana Frazier, 15th, 22-02; discus — McMillon, 6th, 67-04; Sydney Smith, 7th, 65-09; McNair, 8th, 64-10; long jump — Miya Harrington, 5th, 14-06; Jazmine Williams, 8th, 13-10.

Scotland will host the final regular season SAC-8 meet on Thursday, April 19 at 4 p.m. inside Pate Stadium. Thursday will be Senior Night for fans are encouraged to come early to honor the Class of 2018. The Scots will travel to UNC-Pembroke on Saturday, April 28 for the SAC-8 conference meet.

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Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange Fighting Scots senior Brenton Thomas won the long jump with a mark of 20 feet, 11 inches. Thomas finished second in the triple jump with a mark of 43 feet.
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_29662924_1755146364523588_5478869203752509100_o.jpgAmber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange Fighting Scots senior Brenton Thomas won the long jump with a mark of 20 feet, 11 inches. Thomas finished second in the triple jump with a mark of 43 feet.
Senior Night set for April 19

By Amber Hatten-Staley

Sports editor