Celebrating the Lowcountry’s state champs for 2018-19
The time is nearly here.
The Waccamaw girls track and field team is headed to Columbia in hopes of repeating as Class 3A state champions. The boys squad has a long list of qualifiers and could be in contention as well.
The Warriors have several athletes who will compete individually and collectively as the South Carolina High School Track and Field Championships begin Friday and run through Saturday at Spring Valley in Columbia.
Here is a team-by-team breakdown of local qualifiers, with where they finished in their respective state qualifier (top eight in the state advance) or Lower State (top four in the state advance) meets.
Socastee: Boys—Kenney Solomon (100 meters, sixth; 200m, sixth). Girls—Jermaisha Arnold (400m, sixth).
St. James: Boys—Jayson Brady (1,600m, fifth).
Myrtle Beach: Boys—400m relay team (sixth). Girls—Macy Werner (pole vault, tied first).
North Myrtle Beach: Boys—3,200m relay team (sixth), 1,600m relay team (eighth), Davonta Wilson (pole vault, tied first), Marcelous Livingston (shot put, third), Gabriel Hines (pole vault, tied first). Girls—Kayah Marques (pole vault, seventh), Malaaysia Williams (triple jump, eighth), Jermisha Moss (shot put, sixth).
Loris: Girls—Bre’Asia Paige (long jump, second).
Waccamaw: Boys—Bennett Stover (800m, third), Perrin Jones (3,200m, fourth), Bryson Woodhouse (110 hurdles, first), 400m relay team (second), 1,600m relay team (third), 3,200m relay (first), Jayvian Simmons (long jump, third), Jarred Koontz (pole vault, fourth), Jared McCabe (shot put, second). Girls—Tyaisha Edwards (100m, first; 200m, first), Rylee Allison (1,600m, fourth; 3,200m, third), Anna Margaret Loftus (3,200m, first), 3,200m relay team (third), Kami Fitzgerald (high jump, fourth).