Carvers Bay High School’s track teams are all smiles after the boys won a region championship and the girls placed second. More than two dozens Bears will compete for Lower State titles.
Carvers Bay High's boys track team won the Region VII-A championship last week.
"It was a total team effort," said boys coach Bill Peterman. "I hope that same effort and focus will continue in the next two weeks."
The Lady Bears finished second.
"I am very proud of our kids' success at the region meet," said girls coach Jeff Mezzatesta. "I am most proud of the development of our boys and girls middle and long distance runners, and our team's ability to set goals and standards that resemble the expectations of a true Carvers Bay Bear."
Individual winners for the boys team were: Randy Dozier, Rayshod Pittman, Rakeim Palmer and Devin Cuttino in the 4x100 relay; Pittman, Cuttino, Davin Young and Joe Brown in the 4X400 relay; Rollins Grier, Leshon Morris, Brown and Young in the 4X800 relay; Cuttino in the 100 and 200 meters; Brown in the 800 and 1600 meters; Desmond Sumpter in the long jump and triple jump; and Naquez Pringle in the shot put.
Individual winners for the girls team were: Desaree Green in the high jump; Zaria Blain, Amber Linnen, Tiera Young and Jasmine Cobb in the 4x400 meter relay; Young, Cobb, Shaakris Mention and Ijanai Haynes in the 4x800 relay; and Jasmine Cobb in the 800 meters
Waccamaw High's girls track team won the 2012 Region VII-AA championship this week.
The Warriors' total score was 148. Dillon was second with 136, followed by Loris 92, Mullins 54, Marion 43 and Aynor 13.
McKenzie Arnold, Kristina Chandler, Amelia Jones, Grace Barnett won the 4x800 relay, Barnett won the 1,600, 800 and 3,200 meters, and Jamaica Alston won the 200 meters.
Also qualifying for the Lower State meet were: Alston in the 100 meters; Jones in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters; Jaz Torrance in the 400 meters; Declyn Drejza and Mary Glazier on the 400-meter hurdles; Chandler and Arnold in the 800 meters; Valencia Syndab in the shot, discus and triple jump; Joy Milane and Mary Katherine Brown in the 3,200 meters; and Brianna Brooks, Alston, Torrance and Chandler in the 4X400 relay.
Waccamaw's boys team finished fifth in the region championships.
Aynor won the meet with a total score of 176. Loris was second with 100, followed by Dillon 86, Marion 68, Waccamaw 30 and Mullins 29.
The Warriors who qualified for the Lower State meet are: Elliot Reid, Adam Paquette, Nate Fata, Luke LaRochelle in the 4X800 relay, Colin McKellar in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters; and J.J Sherman in the discus.
The Lower State meet is in Myrtle Beach on Saturday. The state finals are May 11-12.
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