Friday, March 14, 2014
Summerville-area track teams should be warm and loose for this weekend’s Outback Steakhouse Azalea Invitational meet.
The 22nd annual Azalea Invitational is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Summerville High School. Traditionally this meet features some of the top track and field athletes and teams from across the state. Green Wave track coach Joe Call says fans shouldn’t be disappointed with this year’s field.
“We have 38 teams registered, which I think is an all-time high,” Call said. “We’re excited about the quality of athletes participating.”
Local teams should carry some momentum into the meet after experiencing some success at the Sandlapper Classic meet held at West Ashley High School last weekend.
Fort Dorchester led the way for the local boys’ teams, earning 71 points to place fourth out of 14 teams at the Sandlapper. Summerville was just behind, finishing with 64 points to place fifth. Cane Bay tallied 34 points and placed eighth.
Wando, with 158 points, won the boys’ meet. Stratford and Goose Creek rounded out the Top 3.
Fort Dorchester’s Josiah Johnson placed third in the 200-meter dash with a 23.08 time and fourth in the 100 with an 11.34 time. Olin Ravenel placed third in the 400 hurdles with a 59.21 finish. Jerod Lacy placed third in the 800 with a 2:03.89 time.
The Patriot 4x800 relay team won with an 8:24.51 time. The Fort 4x1600 relay team placed fifth. The Patriot 4x100 relay team placed fourth. The Fort’s distance medley team placed second with an 11:36.16 time.
In the field events, Fort Dorchester’s Miles White placed fourth in the discus throw. Olin Ravenel placd fouth in the triple jump.
Summerville’s Braylon Wilkerson placed second in the 400 with a 52.00 time. Tameric Blockman placed third in the 110 hurdles with a 16.12 time. Cameron Morgan placed fifth in the 800.
The Summerville 4x800 relay team placed third with a 8:32.34 time.
In the field events, Summerville’s Kawuan Cox placed second in the discus throw with a 138-09 mark. Zack Bailey placed second in the shot put with a 47-01.00 mark. William Luck placed second in the triple jump with a 41-04.00 mark.
Cane Bay’s Nakil Tolliver placed fourth in the 110 hurdles. Brandon Brown placed fifth in the high jump.
Cane Bay had two high finishes in the 4x400 race, with one team placing third and another fifth.
In the girls’ meet, Summerville led the way for the local teams. The Lady Green Wave tallied 64 points to place fourth in a field of 16 teams. Trailing were Fort Dorchester (54 points), and Cane Bay (40), who placed fifth and sixth.
Miller Grove tallied 127 points to win the girls’ meet. Wando and James Island rounded out the Top 3.
Summerville had a strong showing in the field events. Sara Dixson placed second in the discus throw with a 100-01 mark and placed second in the shot put with a 31-02.00 mark.Reeves Goettee placed third in the high jump with a 4-10.00 mark. Saudah Mazyck placed fourth in the shot put. Brianah McCoy placed fifth in the pole vault.
Anya Bunao placed fifth in the 1600.
The Summerville 4x800 relay team won with a 10:06.64 time. The Summerville 4x100 relay team placed fifth. The Lady Green Wave distance medley team placed second with a 13:24.78 time.
Jasmine Quinn led the way for the Lady Patriots. She won the 100 with a 12.30 time and the 200 with a 25.35 time. She also placed second in the 100 hurdles with a 14.43 mark and in the long jump with a 17-05.75 mark.
Fort Dorchester’s Kristin Lodge placed fourth in the discus throw and fifth in the shot put. Zari Cosby placed fifth in the triple jump.
Cane Bay’s Danielle Cruz-Dennis won the 800 race with a 2:28.27 time. Sydney Hickert placed fourth in the pole vault.
The Cane Bay 4x800 relay team placed fifth. The Lady Cobra 4x400 relay team placed fourth.