Fort's Quinn sets record, Wave boys sixth
Jasmine Quinn scored more points by herself than most teams tallied during this year's Class AAAA girls' track and field state championships.
Quinn was the only athlete to earn points for the Fort Dorchester girls at the meet but the 40 points she earned with four first-place finishes gave the Lady Patriots a fourth-place team finish. JL Mann won the meet with 105 points and Wando was the runner-up with 65. Northwestern tallied 43 points to edge out Quinn for third place.
Quinn set a state record in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing in 13.84 seconds to break the record of 14-seconds flat set in 2009 by Pendleton's Jasmin Stowers. The Fort Dorchester sophomore also won the 100 with an 11.90 time, 200 with a 24.34 time and the long jump with a 19-07.50 mark.
Athletes are only allowed to compete in four events at the state meet and Quinn earned all-state honors in all four of her events.
Ashley Ridge runner Imagine Paterson placed eighth in the 400 with a 1:00.57 time.
The Summerville 4x800 relay team of Abby Bozarth, Anya Bunao, Abigail Butler and Maria Edwards placed seventh with a 9:59.84 time.
The Summerville boys had Top 3 finishes in four events en route to tallying 35 points for a sixth-place finish. Spring Valley won the boys meet with 78 points.
The Fort Dorchester boys placed 20th with 11 points and Ashley Ridge placed 21st with 10.
Davon Anderson led the charge for the Green Wave, wining the 110 hurdles with a 14.06 time and placing second in the 100 with a 10.73 time.
Summerville's Andrew Scholz placed second in the pole vault with a 13-06.00 mark. Loyless Clark placed second in the discus with a 170-00 throw. Zack Bailey placed eighth in the shot put with a 44-11.00 mark.
Kenny Fenton-Griffith scored in multiple events for Fort Dorchester, placing fourth in the 200 with a 21.92 time and fifth in the 100 with an 11.28 time.
The Patriot 4x800 relay team of Tanner Ziliack, Mustapha Elgazar, Stephen Gillette and Alexander Armstrong placed seventh with an 8:04.46 time.
Two athletes earned points for Ashley Ridge in the field events. Malik Graham placed fifth in the discus with a 163-01 throw and Shamon Thomas placed seventh in the shot put with a 45-00.00 mark.
Ashley Ridge runner Devon Duncan placed fifth in the 800 with a 1.57.84 time.
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