Prep Roundup, May 7: State track meet qualifiers

May 8, 2011 

Beaufort High athletes qualified for next week's state meet in nine different individual events and all three relays at Saturday's Class 4-A state qualifying meet at Spring Valley High School in Columbia.

Madeline Aune won the pole vault and Deja Jackson placed second in the shot put and also qualified in the discus to lead the Eagles girls. Beaufort High's girls also took second in the 4x100 relay.

On the boys' side, Akeem Smalls qualified in the 200 and 400 meters, and he was part of the Eagles' qualifying 4x100 and 4x400 relays. Desmond Howard and Randy Thomas each qualified in one individual event and ran on two relays.

The state meet will be held Friday and Saturday at Spring Valley High School.

Beaufort High qualifiers

Boys

High jump: Martin Washington

400 meters: Akeem Smalls, Desmond Howard

200 meters: Smalls

110 high hurdles: Henry Jenkins, Randy Thomas, Devante Green

4x800 relay: Ruben Francis, Tarae Davis, Mark Rennix, Timothy Aune

4x100 relay: D'Vonta Cohen, Smalls, Howard, Thomas

4x400 relay: Howard, Jenkins, Smalls, Thomas

Girls

Pole vault: Madeline Aune

Shot put: Deja Jackson

Discus: Jackson

Long jump: Veneshia Holmes

4x100: Tiffany Robinson, Stephanie Pollock, Latoya Smalls, V. Holmes

4x400: Bre-Anna Heyward-White, V. Holmes, Geneshia Holmes, Pollock

400 hurdles: Alexia Neal

200: Pollock

TRACK AND FIELD

Class 3-A state qualifier: Battery Creek's Jamario Williams Spencer Butler and Hilton Head High's Jack Felix, Jack Manesiotis, T.J. Melanson and Sara Manesiotis each qualified in two individual events for next week's state meet at the qualifying meet at Lower Richland High School in Hopkins.

Battery Creek's boys qualified in all three relays, and Hilton Head High took second in the 4x400 and 4x800 relays.

Local qualifiers

Boys

200 meters: Jamario Williams, BC, 4th

400 meters: Jamario Williams, BC, 3rd; Marcus James, BC, 5th

800 meters: Michael Brewer, HHH, 2nd; Aubree Bruce, HHH, 5th

1,600 meters: Jack Felix, HHH, 2nd; Jack Manesiotis, HHH, 5th; T.J. Melanson, HHH, 6th

3,200 meters: Jack Felix, HHH, 2nd; Mackenzie Johnston, HHH, 3rd; Jack Manesiotis, HHH, 4th; T.J. Melanson, HHH, 8th

400 hurdles: Desmond Jenkins, Bluff., 2nd

4x100 relay: Battery Creek, 4th

4x400 relay: Hilton Head High, 2nd; Battery Creek, 5th

4x800 relay: Hilton Head High, 2nd; Bluffton, 6th; Battery Creek, 8th

Shot put: Spencer Butler, BC, 8th

Discus: Spencer Butler, BC, 2nd

Girls

800 meters: Margo Dill, HHH, 8th

1,600 meters: Faith Lifer, HHH, 4th; Sara Manesiotis, HHH, 6th

3,200 meters: Sara Manesiotis, HHH, 4th

4x800 relay: Bluffton, 7th

Long jump: Shawanda Stokes, Bluff., 6th

Triple jump: Tyelure Moses, Bluff., 7th

Class 1-A Lower State qualifier: The Whale Branch High School boys finished fourth and qualified for the state meet in seven individual events to lead the local contingent in the meet at Doug Shaw Stadium in Myrtle Beach.

Led by Devonta' Glover and Devonta' Alston, who qualified in two events apiece, the Warriors scored 60 points, 27.5 behind champion Allendale-Fairfax.

Ridgeland athletes qualified in four boys events and two girls events, and the Jaguars finished fifth in the boys standings and tied for seventh in the girls standings. Hardeeville qualified in four boys events and two girls events, finishing 10th among boys teams and tying for seventh among girls teams.

Team scores

Boys: 1. Allendale-Fairfax 87.5; 2. Lamar 80; 3. Johnsonville 74.5; 4. Whale Branch 60; 5. Ridgeland 51; 10. Hardeeville 33.

Girls: 1. Johnsonville 185; 2. Allendale-Fairfax 90; 3. Lamar 74; T7. Ridgeland 24; T7. Hardeeville 24; 17. Whale Branch 2.

Local qualifiers

Boys

800 meters: Devontae Lykes, WB, 1st

1,600 meters: Devonta' Glover, WB, 3rd

3,200 meters: Devonta' Glover, WB, 1st

High jump: Devonta' Alston, WB, 2nd

Long jump: Devonta' Alston, WB, 2nd

Triple jump: Saydrian Williams, Ridge., 3rd

Shot put: Wesley Scott, Ridge., 1st; Travon McKee, WB, 3rd; Alvin Brown, Ridge., 4th

Discus: Jarrell Knighton, Hard., 1st; Alvin Brown, Ridge., 3rd; Howard Allen, WB, 4th

110 high hurdles: Aaron Grant, Hard., 3rd

400 hurdles: Aaron Grant, Hard., 1st

4x100 relay: Hardeeville, 1st

Girls

400 meters: Adashia Beasley, Ridge., 2nd

4x800 relay: Ridgeland, 1st

4x100 relay: Hardeeville, 1st

High jump: Aaliyah Hill, Hard., 4th

BASEBALL

Hilton Head Prep 8-9, Pinewood Prep 3-15: The Hilton Head Prep baseball team split two games at Pinewood Prep on Saturday in Summerville, forcing a decisive third game today in their SCISAA Class 3-A second-round series.

Pitcher Patrick Andrews notched his 10th win of the season in the Dolphins' 8-3 victory in the first game, which was continued from Friday's rainout. Andrews had nine strikeouts while going the distance.

Dylan Powell provided two home runs and three RBIs for Prep, which hit five home runs in the win. John Sheehan was 2 for 4 with a home run and two runs scored, Matt Layman was 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBIs, and Andrews was 1 for 3 with a homer and two RBIs.

Powell was at it again in the second game, hitting two more homers and driving in four runs, but the Dolphins dropped the nightcap 15-9. Powell has hit six home runs in Prep's four playoff games.

Patrick Briody was 1 for 3 with three runs scored for the Dolphins (15-9), who host Pinewood Prep at 3:30 p.m. today with a trip to the next round on the line. The winner will travel to Wilson Hall on Tuesday for the first game of the semifinals.

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