Eau Claire ran away with the Region 4-2A girls track and field championship last week at Memorial Stadium, while Mid-Carolina and Saluda finished in a dead heat in Region 3-2A.
The Upper State qualifying meet is scheduled for Saturday at Broome.
Eau Claire rang up an impressive 224 points while totally dominating the running events. Lee Central finished a distant second with 85 points.
The Shamrocks swept the sprints, the hurdles and the relays, and added one field event victory to finished with a haul of nine gold medals. Latracia Houston was the winner in the 100, 200 and the long jump. Andreini Paige was first in the 100 hurdles and second in the 400 hurdles. Andreina Paige was first in 400 hurdles, second in the 100s. Archie Archie finished first in the 800.
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Otherwise, Amber Cunningham accounted for the bulk of Columbia’s 33.5 points by winning in the shot put and discus, and Keirra Robinson was the lone winner (high jump) for Keenan, which finished in fourth place with 47 points.
Mid-Carolina dominated on the track, while Saluda had a big edge in the field events at the Region 3 gathering at Batesburg-Leesville. In the end, the Rebels and Tigers shared top honors with 128 points apiece.
Randreika Richardson and Rebekah Odom were the M-C stars, who both came away with three gold medals. Richardson prevailed in the 100 and 200 and was on the winning 4x100 relay team with Reondra Coates, Jasmine Fowler and Whitney Warren. Odom finished first in the 1600 and 322 distance runs and ran a leg on the winning 4x800 relay team that also featured Rebecca Nave, Anna Brenner and Alex Reyes.
Kaliyah Andrews (400) and Megan Goodson (long jump) were the Batesburg-Leesville individual champions. The Panthers finished in fourth place.
Newberry’s Initra Williams had title runs in the 200 and 100 hurdles.
Victoria Rivera emerged as Gilbert’s lone champion with a win in the triple jump.