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RH track sending 14 to state meet
RH track Pettit
Daryn Pettit, the 5A state champion at 800 meters last year, is among 14 track and field athletes from Richmond Hill heading to the 6A state meet. - photo by File photo

The Richmond Hill track and field team is sending 14 athletes to the state meet after a successful day at sectionals.

Coach Levi Sybert said that is the most state meet qualifiers in program history.

“I think we are sitting well for a top three finish,” Sybert said. “It will take a flawless execution for all athletes to get to the podium.”

On the girls’ side, Daryn Pettit and Kayla Gholar both qualified in the 800 and 1600, while Rebekah Wilder qualified in the 3200. Hannah Bryan and Kalia White also qualified in the high jump and 300 hurdles, respectively.

For the boys, L’Marqez Prather qualified in four events — the 100, 200, long jump and as part of the 4x100 relay along with Matthew Clark, Sam James and Demond Fleming. James also qualified in the 200 and 400, while Fleming qualified in the 300 hurdles and as part of the 4x400 relay with James, Jordan Perkins and Rakim Gonzales.

Gonzalez also qualified in the pole vault. Jacob Hedgepeth qualified in the 1600 and 3200, while Jalen Murray qualified in the 800 and 1600. Rakeem Littles qualified in the 3200.

The state meet is May 11-13 in Carrollton.

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