Smith leads seven Dolphins headed to state meet

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Myra Smith qualified in four events and Erica Tobin punched her ticket in three disciplines to lead Battery Creek’s track and field team at the Class 3A Lower State qualifier meet Saturday in Camden. 

Smith won the 100 meters with a time of 12:39, placed second in the long jump (16- 4), and finished fourth in the 200 (26.55) and triple jump (33-2.5) to lead the Dolphins’ seven state qualifiers and pace Battery Creek’s girls to a fourth-place finish. 

Tobin was second in the javelin (101-1.5) and third in the 100 hurdles (17.34) and high jump (5-0), and Keona Sanders won the high jump with a mark of 5 feet, 2 inches. 

Michael Martello led Battery Creek’s boys to an eighth-place finish, winning the discus with a throw of 148 feet, 7.5 inches and place third in the shot put (44-10). David Tobin notched a third-place finish in the pole vault (10-6), Tanner McCracken was third in the javelin (123-0), and Trevin Singleton qualified fourth in the 110 hurdles (16.29). 

The qualifiers will compete in the SCHSL Class 3A State Championships on Friday at Lower Richland High School.