Track and field teams bring home five state championships

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Beaufort County student-athletes brought home five championships — and one new state record — from last weekend’s South Carolina High School League Track and Field Championships in Columbia.

State Champions Darrian Chaplin, Tony Winston, Desmond Howard and Nathan Parker of the 4 x400m Relay, and hurdler Kaila Smith.
State Champions Darrian Chaplin, Tony Winston, Desmond Howard and Nathan Parker of the 4 x400m Relay, and hurdler Kaila Smith.

Beaufort High School’s 4×400-meter boys relay team in Division 4-A (Desmond Howard, Nathan Parker, Tony Winston and Darrian Chaplin) squeaked by Columbia’s Spring Valley High, and the team’s time of 3:16.35 broke a state record that had stood for 17 years.

Other local state champions were:

• Kaila Smith, Beaufort High, 4-A 400-meter hurdles (1:00.87)

• Quamecha Morrison, Battery Creek High, 2-A high jump (5 feet)

• Whale Branch Early College High boys 1-A 4×800-meter relay team — Charles Jiles, Damian Brown, Tyion Brunson, Devonta’ Glover (8:40.54)

• Dee Delaney, Whale Branch Early College High, 1-A 400-meter hurdles (56.99)

 

 

OTHER BEAUFORT HIGH WINNERS

Amanda Barnes finished 4th in the Pole Vault. Michael Dickson finished 4th in the 110m hurdles and 4th in the 4x100m relay

The Girls Team finished in 8th place, with 25 points. The Boys Team finished in  9th place, with 26 points.

Congrats to Boys’ Head Track and Field Coach Alvin Harvey, Assistant Reginald Jones, Girls’ Head Coach Herbert Glaze and Assistant Corey White.