Daise, Wilson win gold at Lower Richland
Beaufort High’s girls placed 10th among 32 teams and the boys were 21st out of 36 teams at the Diamond Hornets Invitational on Saturday at Lower Richland.
It was a strong showing for the Eagles in a field that included a number of elite teams, and Beaufort’s throwers had an especially good day.
Jayla Daise won the girls javelin by nearly six feet with a launch of 95 feet, 2 inches, and she placed third in the shot put, coming within a foot of the winning mark. Alvin Wilson also claimed gold in the boys discus with a throw of 154 feet, 6 inches, edging Chapin’s Duke Molinaro by three inches.
Charlize Antia was the Eagles’ top finisher on the track, placing fourth in the 1,600 meters.
At the Lowcountry Invitational at Woodland, Whale Branch’s Talaijah Bartley placed second in the 100-meter hurdles.