High School Sports

Maybin becames Newberry's first two-time state girls track champion

Newberry senior Delkira Maybin capped a busy and productive spring by winning two medals at the Class 2A state girls track and field championship meet.

Maybin successfully defended her title in the 200-meter race, winning her second straight gold medal with a time of 25.17 seconds. Her winning time in 2007 was 25.17. She also finished second in the 100 for the second year in a row behind young Pendleton star Jasmine Stowers.

Maybin also fit in a full season with the Bulldogs softball team, leading Newberry to a share of the Region 3-2A pennant, a No. 1 seed into the state playoffs and a District II runner-up finish by hitting .594 with 31 stolen bases.

She is only the second Newberry girls to ever win an individual state title, and the first to bag two gold medals. The Bulldogs first state champ was Tonia Glymph, who was the 3A shot put champ in 1987.

Boyd also ran leg on two relay teams at state, teaming up with sophomore Initra Williams, Sakari Boyd and Rain Bates for a fifth-place finish in the 4x100. Williams, Bates and Ivory Grey joined Maybin on the eight-place 4x400 quartet.

Williams was the only other Newberry individual to place. She finished fifth in the 100 hurdles and eighth in the 400.