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Records set at state track and field meet
Richmond Hill High School’s girls were 10th and the boys were 12th in the GHSA Class 6A state track meet which saw Jasai Taylor, above, in gold singlet, posting a school record 37.65 seconds time in the 300-meter hurdles to claim second place in the boys’ event. Taylor’s runner-up finish was the highest of any local athlete at the meet held last week in Carrollton.

Richmond Hill’s girls were 10th and the boys were 12th in the GHSA Class 6A state track meet which saw Jasai Taylor and Daisy Avery set school records in their events at last week’s meet in Carrollton.

Taylor posted a 37.65 seconds time in the 300-meter hurdles to claim second place in the event. Avery cleared the bar at 9-06 in the pole vault to finish 12th in her speciality.

With the top eight finishers in each event scoring points the girls had 18 points and the boys tallied 17. Westlake won the girls state championship and host Carrollton won the boys. Lucy Tuttle and Avery Fisher posted fourth-place finishes for Wildcats girls.

Tuttle ran a personal best 2:19.66 in the 800 meters and Fisher threw the shot put 39-02. Fisher also finished seventh in the discus at 113-07.

In the 3200 meters Reese Wilson turned in a gritty performance as she finished seventh in a time of 11:24.13. Tuttle and Wilson teamed with Caroline Cameron and Somaria Courtney to take fith-place in the 4 x 800 relay.

In addition to Taylor other Wildcats boys scoring points were Evan Clark who got seventh in the long jump, at 21-06, Deon Sumpter eighth in the 400 meter dash at 50.62 and the 4 x 400 and 4 x 800 relay teams.

In the 4 x 400 Taylor, Sumpter, Ravon Grant and Jordan Clark were sixth at 3:22.49 and in the 4 x 800 Chance Haggray, Josh Mitchell, Corey Adamski and Noah Sybert were clocked in 8:09.56 to snare sixth-place.

Bryan County High School did not finish among the leaders in Class A but the Redskins did get a sixth-place finish in the boys 300-meter hurdles from senior Keigan Monroe who ran a 43.82.

The 4 x 800 relay team of Connor Arnold, Jonathan Wanzer, Ethan Twombly and Jaylen Williams set a school record with a time of 9:52.23 as they finished 14th. Twombly, a freshman, capped an excellent freshman season with a 14th-place finish in the 1600 meters at 5:28.10.

For RHHS, Joel Bowlin was 10th in the 100-meter hurdles, Haggray was 14th in the 800 meters, Clark was 14th in the long jump, Sybert 12th in the 3200 meters, Rich 14th in the 3200, Adamski 16th in the 3200, Grant 13th in the 400 and Caroline Cameron was 11th in the 800 meters.

In addition to the school records set in the state meet there were several other Richmond Hill records set during the season.

Freshman Jayla Lawrence ran a 26.09 in the 200 meters in the Fleet Feet Friday Night Lights meet, Fisher had a 39-11 toss in the shot in the Fleet Feet and she threw the discus 116-10 in the Class 6A sectional meet.

On the boys side Bowlin ran a 15.10 in the 110-meter hurdles in the Region 2-6A meet.

Of Richmond Hill’s state qualifiers Adamski, Bowlin, Evan Clark, Jordan Clark, Haggray, and Mitchell were seniors.

Monroe was Bryan County’s lone senior qualifier.

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