Swamp Fox boys top Dorchester Two rivals

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Roger Lee/Journal Scene -- Ashley Ridge’s Shamon Thomas won a region championship in the Shot Put Thursday. --

Ashley Ridge put up a good fight but in the end Beaufort had too much depth for the Swamp Foxes as well as all the other teams at the 2013 Region 8-AAAA boys’ track and field championship meet.
Beaufort tallied 140.6 points at Summerville High School Thursday to claim the region title. Ashley Ridge wasn’t that far behind, placing second with 115.6 points. Trailing were Fort Dorchester (96), Summerville (91.2), Colleton County (41) and Bluffton (39.6).
Several Dorchester Two athletes did win events to claim individual region championships and several more placed in the Top 4 to also advance to the Class AAAA state-qualifying meet to be held May 4 at Spring Valley High School.
“The important thing this time of year is advancing athletes in as many events as you can,” Summerville coach Joe Call said. “If all the boys we are sending to the state qualifier place in the Top 8 to advance then we could have a strong showing at the state meet.”
With Sean White leading the way, Ashley Ridge was particularly strong in the field events.
White won the Long Jump with a 21-03.75 mark. He also placed second in the High Jump with a 6-00.00 mark that was just behind teammate Geraldo Johnson’s 6-02.00 region championship mark and placed second in the Triple Jump with a 42-09.75 mark.
Shamon Thomas won the Shot Put with a 46-11.00 mark and Malik Graham placed second in the Discus.
Jackson Ellenburg led the Swamp Foxes in the track events, wining the 3200 with a 10:05.95 time and placing third in the 1600 with a 4:40.00 time.
Devon Duncan (second in the 800) and Dashaun Santiago (second in the 400) will also advance to the state-qualifying meet.
Kenny Fenton-Griffith was a standout for the Patriots. He won the 100 with a 10.89 time and the 200 with a 21.90 time. Teammate Stephen Gillette won the 1600 with a 4:38.25 time.
Other Fort Dorchester athletes advancing to the state-qualifying meet include Timothy Smith (third in the 100), Jerod Lacy (third in the 800), Jesse Torterella (fourth in the 3200), Joseph Hutchinson (second in the Pole Vault), Robert Magwood (fourth in the Shot Put), Miles White (third in the Discus) and Josh Hamillton (fourth in the Discus).
Davon Anderson placed in multiple events for Summerville. The junior won the 110 Hurdles with a 14.20 time, placed second in the 100 with an 11.08 time and placed third in the 200 with a 22.47 time.
Summerville’s Andrew Scholz won the Pole Vault with a 12-06.00 mark while Loyless Clark won the Discus with a 161-10 mark.
Other Green Wave athletes advancing to the state qualifier include Braylon Wilkerson (second in the 400), William Luck (third in the High Jump), Kendall Parker (fourth in the Long Jump) and Zack Bailey (third in the Shot Put).
In the relay events: Summerville won the 4x100 while Fort Dorchester placed third; Fort Dorchester won the 4x800 while Ashley Ridge placed second; and Ashley Ridge placed second in the 4x100 while Fort Dorchester placed fourth.
The Green Wave 4x100 region-championship team is comprised of Daniel Smith, Jerod Tucker, Jacerie Ponder, Darin Smalls, Anderson and Wilkerson.
The Patriot 4x800 region-championship team is comprised of Alexander Armstrong, Mustapha Elgazar, Michael Gray, Jhaimin Mackey, Gillette and Lacy.
Contact Roger Lee @ 873-9424 ext. 213 or rlee@journalscene.com

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