Prep Roundup, March 5: HHH distance runners set state mark

March 6, 2011 

VARSITY TRACK AND FIELD

Sandlapper Invitational at West Ashley: Hilton Head High seniors Michael Brewer, Jack Felix, Mackenzie Johnston and sophomore Sean McMahon broke a long-standing state record Saturday at the Sandlapper Invitational at West Ashley High School, setting a new standard in the 4-mile relay. The Seahawks' 4x1600 meter team posted a time of 18 minutes, 26 seconds, breaking by seven seconds a mark that had stood for 26 years.

On the strength of their distance runners, the Hilton Head High boys placed seventh in the 24-team meet.

Brewer, Johnston, Felix and Aubree Bruce cruised to an easy win in the distance medley (10:50.97), and the Seahawks 'B' team placed fifth in that event. Hilton Head High's 'B' team also placed fifth in the 4x1600.

Felix finished the day with three first-place efforts, also winning the 1600 meters. He posted a time of 4:27.09 to win by less than a second. Freshman Colton Hennessey was seventh.

James Neely finished sixth in the high jump and seventh in the triple jump. Desmond Boneparte took eighth in the 200 for the Seahawks.

Battery Creek's boys finished 19th. Jamario Williams led the Dolphins, finishing third in the 400 (52.28). Rhakeem Brown was eighth in the 800 (2:10.63).

Battery Creek's girls finished 18th of 22 teams. Hilton Head High's girls were 19th.

Tatiara Collins took third in the triple jump (34-0) and was seventh in the 400 (1:04.69) for the Dolphins. Justice Hill was fifth in the triple jump (33-3) and joined Deijah Cannon, Jasmine Vaughn and Carolina Flores to help the Dolphins take seventh in the 4x100 relay (53.75).

Margo Dill -- who missed last season after having knee surgery -- placed second in the 400 (1:02.42) for Hilton Head High, and Christina Mason was eighth (1:05.84). Abi Short took sixth in the 800 (2:35.97).

Beaufort Relays: Beaufort High's girls set five new Beaufort Relays records -- all in the field events -- and won seven of the 16 events overall in Saturday's 16th annual meet at Beaufort High School.

Deja Jackson and Ashley Dantzler set a Beaufort Relays record in the discus relay, with a combined distance of 190 feet, 5 inches. They also broke the record in the shot put relay (69-8). Leah Glover and Arianna Russell paired up for a record in the high jump relay (9-0). Beaufort's Tiffany Robinson and Veneisha Holmes broke a record in the long jump relay (31-8), and Madeline Aune and Glover set a new mark in the pole vault relay (17-0).

Beaufort High's girls also won the shuttle hurdle (1:10.37) and 4x800 (11:19.62).

Bluffton's girls team won the triple jump relay (65-8).

On the boys side, Beaufort High took first in nine events, including a new Beaufort Relays record in the shuttle hurdle event. Devontae Greene, Randy Thomas, Henry Jenkins and Parrish Holmes posted a record time of 1 minute, 4.11 seconds.

Beaufort High's boys also won the 4x800 meters (8:40.83), medley relay (1:42.85), 4x200 (1:31.49), discus (229-3), long jump (38-9), pole vault (19-6), triple jump (79-3) and the 4x100 (43.37).

Whale Branch's boys won the distance medley (11:44.47) and shot put (81-10).

Bluffton boys took first in the 4x1600 (22:45.11).

VARSITY BASEBALL

Thomas Heyward 9, Hilton Head Prep 5 (8 inn.): The Dolphins led 5-3 going into the seventh inning in the third-place game at the Colleton Prep tournament, but the Rebels tied it up in the top of the inning and then scored four more in the eighth to get the win.

Ryan Day pitched 7 1-3 innings to earn the victory for Thomas Heyward (3-1). Day struck out five and scattered six hits. He also was 3 for 3 with a pair of stolen bases. Logan Mock went 2 for 5 with a triple and two RBIs, and Forrest Richardson went 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Matt Layman was 2 for 3 with a home run, two RBIs and a stolen base to lead Hilton Head Prep. Patrick Briody went 1 for 2, and Dylan Powell and Marcus Hindal were 1 for 3 for the Dolphins.

Thomas Heyward 18, Lowcountry Mudcats 3 (4 inn.): Will Richardson struck out five to earn the win for the Rebels. Brian Lee Wade was 3 for 3 with a pair of RBIs to lead the offense. Taylor Cowart was 2 for 3 and scored three runs, Mike Humbert went 2 for 2 and Evan Duncan was 2 for 4.

VARSITY BOYS LACROSSE

Hilton Head High 18, Socastee 2: Nick Roberts had five goals and two assists, Charlie Jackson added three goals and two assists and the Seahawks improved to 5-0 this season with a win at home.

Nick Bautista chiped in two goals and five assists for Hilton Head High. Erik Rzeczycki and Hayden Lovette also had two goals each for the winners.

High Head High's Clayton Reed and Madison Gayle split time in net.

VARSITY GIRLS LACROSSE

Hilton Head High 20, Savannah Club 11: Sammi Burns scored six goals and added four assists to propel Hilton Head High.

Gabby Avent chipped in three goals and two assists, and Carson Kendrick also scored three times for the Seahawks.

Hilton Head High goalie Morgan Raffaele made eight saves. She also tallied an assist.

ALL-STAR BASKETBALL

In the North-South all-star game at Wilson Hall, the North squad pinned an 88-80 loss on the South.

Hilton Head Prep's Alex Orford tallied 12 points,12 rebounds, two steals and two assists for the South, and Hilton Head Christian Academy's Taylor MacDonald added nine points, three blocks, two assists and two boards.

In the SCISAA vs. GISA game at Heathwood Hall, Hilton Head Christian's JaBrook Tucker played a starring role in his team's 100-89 loss to its Georgia counterparts. Tucker scored seven of South Carolina's first 11 points and finished with 11 points and four assists.

JV BASEBALL

  • Beaufort High 13, Fort Dorchester 3

  • Beaufort High 9, Savannah Christian 5

  • Savannah Christian 7, Battery Creek 3

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