Beaufort’s Keasia Walker and Lakecia Whittingly exchange the baton while running the four x100 meter relay Wedensday, March 8, at Beaufort High School. The pair, along with Takayle Wright and Kalia Jenkins, won the heat with a time of 54.3 seconds. Bob Sofaly/The Island News


Beaufort, Creek track stars claim gold


Two Beaufort High track and field stars claimed gold at the prestigious Zaxby’s Azalea Invitational at Summerville on Saturday, and two Battery Creek athletes won events at the Shark Invitational at May River.

Anaiya Houseal won the high jump (5-2), while Acionna Lowe was named the field events MVP of the meet with second-place finishes in the shot put (32-6) and discus (105-4.5) and Charlize Antia finished second in the 1,600 meters (5:21.33) and third in the 800 (2:27.14) to help lead the Eagles to a fifth-place showing with 52 points.

Beaufort’s boys finished ninth with 32 points, led by Gavin Moore’s gold in the 3,200 meters, as his winning time of 9:55.78 edged Whale Branch’s Jesse Richardson by less than half a second.

At May River, Battery Creek’s Tanner McCracken continued his outstanding start to the season with two golds, winning the discus (144-0) and javelin (124-0) and placing third in the shot (41-11). Jahmiel Reid also won gold for the Dolphins, taking the high jump with a mark of 6 feet. Kiara Wilson led Battery Creek’s girls with runner-up finishes in the triple jump (31-11.5) and javelin (93-4), and Holy Trinity’s Bryant Salley also made the podium twice, finishing second in the 400 hurdles (1:18.18) and third in the 100 hurdles (19.36).

Zaxby’s Azalea Invitational

At Summerville High School


1. Lucy Beckham 86.5

2. West Florence 79

3. Philip Simmons 65.5

9. Beaufort 32

16. Whale Branch 13


1st: Gavin Moore, BFT (3200, 9:55.78)

2nd: Jesse Richardson, WB (3200, 9:56.03)

3rd: Beaufort 4×800 (8:39.98)

4th: Keith Chisholm (110H, 16.06)


1. Wando 108

2. Summerville 71

3. Philip Simmons 59

5. Beaufort 52

12. Whale Branch 24


1st: Anaiya Houseal, BFT (HJ, 5-2)

2nd: Whale Branch 4×100; Charlize Antia, BFT (1600, 5:21.33); Acionna Lowe, BFT (Shot, 32-6); Acionna Lowe, BFT (Discus, 105-4.5); Makayla Chisolm, CCHS (Jav, 122-6)

3rd: Destiny Pryor, WB (100m, 12.88); Charlize Antia, BFT (800, 2:27.14); Jakiyah Major, BFT (31-10)

4th: Talaijah Bartley, WB (100H, 16.49); Whale Branch 4×400 (4:19.62)

Shark Invitational


1st: Jahmiel Reid, BCHS (HJ, 6-0); Tanner McCracken, BCHS (Discus, 144-0; Javelin, 124-0)

2nd: Alex Vega, BCHS (PV, 8-6)

3rd: Devin Broaddus, BCHS (Discus, 126-7); Renardo Frazier, BCHS (Javelin, 108-0); Tanner McCracken, BCHS (Shot, 41-11)


2nd: Bryant Salley, HTCCS (400H, 1:18.18); Kiara Wilson, BCHS (TJ, 31-11.5; Javelin, 93-4); Audrey Jefferson, BCHS (Shot, 29-7)

3rd: Bryant Salley, HTCCS (100H, 19.36)

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