Wilson, Houseal lead Beaufort High with silver at 4A state meet


May River’s boys finished sixth and the Sharks placed eighth in the girls standings to lead the local contingent at the SCHSL Class 4A Track & Field Championships on Friday at Spring Valley High School. 

Hilton Head High (13th) and Beaufort High (14th) also cracked the top 15 in the boys standings, and Bluffton was 25th. The Bobcat girls placed 11th, one spot ahead of Beaufort, and the Seahawks finished 21st. 

The Sharks also claimed the only gold of the day for the Lowco contingent, edging Greenville by less than a second to win the boys 4×800 relay in 8:12.57. 

Beaufort’s Alvin Wilson nearly struck gold in the discus with a throw of 155 feet, good for silver behind Eastside’s Blake Presley (160-4), while Nash Mills won bronze in the 800, two spots ahead of teammate Charlie Bennett. 

On the girls side, Beaufort’s Anaiya Houseal also won silver with a mark of 5 feet in the high jump, just two inches shy of James Island’s Tia Lucas’ winning mark. Jayla Daise was third in the shot put for the Eagles, and Layla Warren placed fourth in the 100 hurdles and sixth in the 400 hurdles. Anna Brown was seventh in the 800, and the Eagles placed eight in the 4×400. 

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