Beaufort High’s Amanda Barnes sets national pole vault mark

Beaufort High School is home to the nation’s top female high school sophomore pole vaulter. Beaufort sophomore Amanda Barnes delivered her top mark in the 50th Annual Bob Hayes Invitational at Raines High School in Jacksonville, Fla., last weekend as she reached a winning height of 12 feet, 9 inches. Her effort broke a seven-year-old meet record and gave her the top effort over other 10th graders nationally.

The Beaufort High School track and field program enjoyed some other highlights in the meet.

The Beaufort girls 4×100 relay team, consisting of Tatyana Fripp, Bre-Anne Heyward-White, Savionna Glover and Aaliyah Smalls,  finished in 49.8 seconds.

For the Beaufort boys track and field team, Michael Dickson finished fifth in the 110-meter hurdles. Dickson turned in a stellar time of 14.6 seconds.

The Beaufort High boys’ 4×400 team finished in 3:37.

Antoine Smalls won the $1,000 Bob Hayes Invitational James Day College Scholarship which rewards a student for their community service and athletic endeavors.

Battery Creek was also well-represented in the Bob Hayes Invitational. Quamecha Morrison placed seventh in the high jump (5-2); Kimberly Vigil eighth in the pole vault (7-6); and La’Shirrae Morrall 12th in the triple jump (34-11).

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