LAURINBURG — The Scotland High School track team wrapped its 2018 season over the weekend competing in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s 4A state track championships in Raleigh.
Five members of the team placed in the top four at regionals and advanced — the Fighting Scots 4×100 meter relay team and Lady Scots freshman hurdler Sanya Lacue.
Freshman Jumarius “JJ” McLean ran the first leg of the relay followed by seniors Trey Dixon and Laron Quick. Junior Tyshawn Thomas served as the anchor leg. The Scots posted a time of 42.43 seconds to finish in sixth place out of 15 teams.
North Mecklenburg won the event with a time of 41.84 seconds. Jack Britt was the highest conference finisher taking fifth place with a time of 42.42 seconds.
When the race took place, Richmond won the event with a time of 41.46 seconds but after an hour the results were posted and it was determined that one of the Raiders baton exchanges took place outside of the exchange zone stripping them of their title and disqualifying them from the race.
In the team standings, the Fighting Scots finished 45th out of 52 teams with three points. Green Hope won the men’s team title with 55 points. Richmond finished 30th with eight team points while Jack Britt finished in a four-way tie for 32nd with seven.
The Lady Scots were represented by Lacue who competed as an individual in the women’s 300-meter hurdles.
Entering the state meet, Lacue was slated in 16th with a time of 49.15 seconds and that was exactly where she finished in 16th place. Lacue did shave a one tenth of a second off her time crossing the finish line at 49.05 seconds.
Southeast Raleigh’s Sierra Fletcher won the women’s 300-meter hurdles with a time of 41.87 seconds. Hoke County junior Veronique Woodson was the highest conference finisher taking eighth place with a time of 46.24 seconds.
Amber Hatten-Staley can be reached at 910-506-3170 or [email protected]