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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Northwestern High School Girls Track Team Second in State

A summary of Saturday's state track meet:

Good Afternoon Trojan Track Fans!!!

And a good afternoon it is! As I sit here typing this email, there is a bus heading up I-77 carrying the AAAA State Runner-ups (for the second year in a row) - the Lady Trojans from Northwestern High. I don't think the SC High School League awards a MVP in the State Meet, but if it did, A'Tyan Kennedy would have to be the odds on favorite in my book. A'Tyan, a senior, had a huge meet today: 1st Place 100 Meter Hurdles in a NHS School Record 14.43 seconds; 1st Place 400 Meter Hurdles in a NHS School Record 1:02.68, 6th Place in the 200 Meter Run 25.41 seconds (she was seeded 7th going into the race) and capped off her day by running the 1st leg on the 1st Place 4x400 Meter Relay Team which ran 3:55.25 (The school record in the 4x400 is 3:54.18 set in 2004 by the team of Tiayonna Blackmon (FMHS 2008) , Angelina Blackmon (NHS 2004) , Dishari'ck Howze (NHS 2004) & Tiaerra McLaurin (NHS 2005) - 4 tremendous athletes all of whom ran at NCAA Division 1 schools...SEC or ACC). Other members of the State Champion 4x400 Relay Team are: Nayna Gregory , Nicole Alexander , and Sharmaine Barnes .

Also, Kimberleigh Riggs repeated as State Champion in the Girl's Pole Vault by tying her own School Record of 11' 6"; Tenisha Stanley: 100 Meter Hurdles: 7th Place, 16.38 Seconds; Nicole Alexander: 400 Meter Hurdles: 4th Place, 1:06.26; Sharmaine Barnes: 400 Meter Dash: 5th, 58.96 Seconds; Kelia Shelton : Long Jump: 6th, 16' 8"; Felicia Mitchell : High Jump: 7th, 5' 0"; Marcie Gabrielle : Pole Vault: 6th, 9' 0" (on an ankle so swollen Coach Hudgins said he doesn't know how she ran down the runway!)

Team Scores went like this (and this is as close a track meet as you're likely to see!!):

1st: Dutch Fork with 62 Points.
2nd: Northwestern High School with 61.5 Points
3rd: Spartanburg with 61 Points
7th: Rock Hill High with 42.5 Points
13th: Fort Mill with 17.5 Points

On the boys side, Northwestern placed a respectable 8th place with only 3 individuals and 1 relay team representing the Trojans. Jarrett Neely led the guys efforts with his 2nd place finish in the Long Jump with a leap of 22' 7" - which moves him up the all time list to 5th Place, just ahead of York County Hall Of Famer, Sam Foster (NHS 1975) Cordarrell Patterson : 100 Meter Dash: 4th, 11.17 Seconds; Long Jump: 7th, 21' 8"; Patrick Cunningham : 400 Meter Hurdles: 3rd, 54.87 a time that moves him into 2nd Place All Time at NHS 1 spot ahead of NHS Assistant Coach Tre' Blake (NHS 2007). The Trojan 4x400 Relay Team placed 8th in 3:26.86.

Team Scores:
1st: Wando High School with 66 Points
2nd: Blythewood with 46 Points
3rd: South Pointe with 42 Points (and we beat them Head to Head during the season!)
9th: Northwestern High School with 22 Points
18th: Rock Hill, 14 Points
20th Fort Mill, 11.5 Points
28th: Clover, 7 Points

Former Trojans running at the State Meet:
Ceci Kryst (FMHS), Long Jump: 5th, 17' 0"; Triple Jump: 6th, 35' 9".
Quanika Blackmon (FMHS), 1600 Meter Run: 8th Place, 5:40.71.

Congratulations Everyone!!!!!!!


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