Scots defend their track

By: By Amber Hatten-Staley - Sports editor
Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange The Fighting Scots boy’s track team honored its 10 seniors on Thursday in their final regular season meet. The seniors include, in alphabetical order, George Butler, Trey Dixon, Andrews Gwen, Manny Smith, TJ Smith, Tyler Smith, Brenton Thomas, Christian Tyler and Laron Quick.

LAURINBURG — The Scotland High School track teams closed out their regular seasons on Thursday at Pate Stadium. The teams honored their 19 seniors — nine for the Lady Scots and 10 for the Fighting Scots — before the events got underway.

The Fighting Scots defended their house winning the boy’s meet with 122 points. Jack Britt finished in second with 76 team points followed by Seventy-First with 27 and Lumberton with nine.

The Lady Scots took second place with 72 points behind Jack Britt who won the girl’s meet with 127 points. Seventy-First took third with 21 points followed by Lumberton with 12.

FIGHTING SCOTS

The Fighting Scots raced to a second home win with victories in the 4×800 meter relay, 400-meter dash, 800 meter run, 200-meter dash, 3200 meter run, shot put and triple jump.

Seniors Roy Pegues and Manuel Smith finished first and second in the 400-meter dash. Pegues won the event with a time of 52.3 seconds with Smith right on his heels for second with a time of 54.1.

Senior Andrew Gwen won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:21 — nine seconds ahead of Jack Britt’s Richard Mercado who took second.

After just missing out on a first-place finish in the 100-meter dash, junior Tyshawn Thomas won the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.2 seconds beating out teammate Trey Dixon. The Scots senior took second with a time of 23.1 seconds.

Sophomore Tony Strickland took victory in the 3200 meter run with a time of 11:09.

The Scots nearly swept the 110-meter hurdles as junior Nyzere Baker took second with a time of 18.6 seconds followed by teammates Chris Brown and Ryley Barbour in third and fourth place respectively.

Scotland’s two 4×100 meter relay teams finished second and third behind Jack Britt. The Scotland A team posted a time of 43.9 seconds to finish just over one second behind the Buccaneers.

Sophomore Deandre McKinnon and freshman Dai’Nas Gibson took second and third in the 300-meter hurdles behind Jack Britt’s Lakito Bynum. McKinnon posted a second place time of 43.9 seconds while Gibson crossed the finish line in 47.6 seconds.

In the field events, the Scots swept the boys shot put finishing one through five in the standings. Sophomore Kendrell Sellers won the event with a throw of 44 feet 3 inches while senior TJ Smith took second with a mark of 42 feet 4 inches. Sophomore Mohomed Kaba finished third with a throw of 41 feet 8 inches just beating out senior Tyler Smith, who had a throw of 39 feet 9.5 inches. Junior Tra’von McLean rounded out the sweep in fifth with a throw of 37 feet 1 inch.

Scotland also swept the triple jump as senior Brenton Thomas won the event with a jump of 39 feet 11 inches. Freshman Chris Brown took second with a jump of 37 feet 5 inches.

Thomas took second in the long jump by 1.5 inches to Seventy-First’s Derrell Wright. Thomas posted a jump of 19 feet 0.5 inches compared to Wright’s winning jump of 19 feet 2 inches.

Freshman Zymere Reddick took second in the high jump with a mark of 5 feet 10 inches. Tyler Smith took second in the discus with a throw of 108 feet 6 inches.

In other events:

100-meter dash — Tyshawn Thomas, 2nd, 10.9 seconds; Darius Dockery, 3rd, 11.0; Nyzere Baker, 5th, with a time of 11.2; Joseph McKoy, 8th, 11.3; Jumarius McLean, 9th, 11.6; 1600 meter run — Logan Everett, 4th, 5:34; 400 meter dash: Zymere Reddick, 4th, 56.8; Jarrod Miller, 6th, 58.8; 300 meter hurdles — Chris Brown, 4th, 48.7 seconds; 200-meter dash — Baker, 7th, 24.1; discus — Mohomed Kaba, 4th, 92-05; Jalin Harris McLean, 6th, 91-00; George Butler, 7th, 90-02; Blake Brigman, 14th, 73-08; Tra’von McLean, 15th, 68-07; long jump — JaQuale Parker, 4th, 17-2.5.

LADY SCOTS

The Lady Scots saw first place finishes in five events — 100-meter hurdles, 100-meter dash, 1600 meter run, 300 meter hurdles and 3200 meter run.

Junior Kayla Kirkley won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18 seconds flat. Sophomore Ziaya Edwards continued her domination on the short track, winning the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.8 seconds followed by teammate Sanya Lacue. The Lady Scots freshman was beat out by her teammate by 0.1 second as she posted a time of 12.9 seconds.

Freshman Madison Williams won the 1600 meter run and the 3200 meter. Williams posted a winning time of 6:08 in the mile before winning the two-mile with a time of 13:30.

Lacue took the gold in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 53.7 seconds — four seconds faster than runner-up Janay Johnson from Jack Britt.

The Lady Scots 4×800 meter relay team took second place with a time of 13:14. The Lady Scots 4×200 meter relay foursome took second place as well with a time of 1:57. The second place streak continued as the Lady Scots 4×100 meter relay team also finished runners up with a time of 51.1 seconds. The 4×400 meter relay team finished third posting a time of 5:47.

In the field events, had three second place finishes in the discus, shot put and triple jump.

Senior Daizha McMillon took second in the discus with a throw of 88 feet 3 inches while fellow senior Tykeria McNair took silver in the shot put with a throw of 28 feet 9.5 inches. Senior Jazmine Williams took second in the triple jump with a mark of 24 feet 4.5 inches.

In other events:

100 meter dash — Jakira Robinson, 9th, 14.5 seconds; Denisha Hall, 10th, 14.7; 400 meter dash — Tykeria McNair, 10th, 1:22; Amari Mouzon, 11th, 1:26; 300-meter hurdles — Miya Harrington, 6th, 1:08; 800 meter run — Madylin McMillan, 4th, 3:13; 200-meter dash — Nautika Moore, 6th, 28.2; Nahir Pegues, 7th, 28.7; Brandi Ratliffe, 9th, 29.5; Shanice Thompson, 10th, 29.6; discus — McNair, 7th, 68-08; Sydney Smith, 12th, 62-07; shot put — Daizha McMillon, 6th, 25-02; Justice McCrimmon, 10th, 24-02; Kendriana Frazier, 11th, 24-01; Tyanna Simmons, 12th, 23-09; long jump — Shanice Thompson, 4th, 13-01; Harrington, 7th, 12-01; Jakira Robinson, 8th, 9-10.

The Scotland High School track teams along with the seven other teams from the Sandhills Athletic Conference will travel to UNC-Pembroke on Saturday, April 28 at 4 p.m. for the SAC-8 conference meet.

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Amber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange The Fighting Scots boy’s track team honored its 10 seniors on Thursday in their final regular season meet. The seniors include, in alphabetical order, George Butler, Trey Dixon, Andrews Gwen, Manny Smith, TJ Smith, Tyler Smith, Brenton Thomas, Christian Tyler and Laron Quick.
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1_IMG_1100.jpgAmber Hatten-Staley | Laurinburg Exchange The Fighting Scots boy’s track team honored its 10 seniors on Thursday in their final regular season meet. The seniors include, in alphabetical order, George Butler, Trey Dixon, Andrews Gwen, Manny Smith, TJ Smith, Tyler Smith, Brenton Thomas, Christian Tyler and Laron Quick.
Boys win, Lady Scots take second

By Amber Hatten-Staley

Sports editor