Harnett track teams compete at conference championships

From staff reports
Posted 4/29/22

Check the final results for local teams taking part in the All American Conference Track and Field Championships this week.

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Harnett track teams compete at conference championships

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FAYETTEVILLE — All four Harnett County schools participated in the inaugural All American Conference Track and Field Championships, held at Reid Ross Classical on Wednesday. 

E.E. Smith came away with first place on both the boys' and girls' side. Triton's boys and Overhills' girls had the best team finishes among local programs. 

Here are the best performances from area athletes at the event. 

Harnett Central 

Kayla Mitchell – Took gold in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1 minute, 46 seconds. She also claimed second in the 200 and third in the 100. 

Savannah  Godfrey – Anchored the gold-medal winning 4x800-relay that also included Avery Blegen, Kalina Monte and Ellie Vaughn. She also placed third in the 800 with a time of 2:35.27.

Joseph Gardner – Claimed silver in the 300 hurdles with a time of 44.32. 

Keshawn Pearsal – Took silver in the shot put with a score of 40 feet, 1 inch. 

Overhills 

Jasmyne Younger – Earned conference runner of the year after taking gold in both the 100 and 200. She also helped a bronze effort in the 4x200 with Zariah Squirewell, Anniya Collins, Mya McNeil. 

Jocelyn Shaffer – Placed third in the 3200 with a 15.26.30.

Sheila Mungai – Took third in the 1600 with a 5:57.75. 

Justin Hobbs – Won gold in the 100 with a season-best 11.06. Took second in the triple jump with a 39-9.25.

Rodric Felton – Part of the first-place 4x800 team alongside Jasper Hunter, Noah Chevalier and Tristan Smith.  Anchored silver 4x400 team of J'Mari Black, Anthony Rich and Ryan Davis. Took second in both 400 and 800.

Demeatrice McCalla – Took second in the 110 hurdles with a 17.74.

Damien Robinson – Tied teammate Omari Taylor in the high jump with a score of 5-10. 

Triton 

Malik Beaumont – Claimed gold in the 400 with a 51.45 and also in the triple jump with a 40-1.50. Beaumont also took silver in the long jump with a 20-9.25. And he helped the 4x400 team get third alongside James Shaw, Will Heard and Juan Catalan. 

Shyhiem Cooke – Blew past the 200 field for gold, posting a 22.32. Claimed silver in the 100 with a 11.18. Helped the 4x100 team take second with J.J. Cowan, Camauri McDougald and Eligah Holmes. 

 Eligah Holmes – Got gold in the 110 hurdles with a 17.21.

Nate McKoy – Took silver in the discus throw with a score of 120-11.

Pope Hunter, Sabine Wheeler, Carter Daughtry and Aidan Johnson – Earned bronze in the 4x800. 

Kate Perez – Took silver in the 3200 with a 15.25.50.

Western Harnett 

Shalyna McCants – Claimed silver in the high jump with a 4-10 and bronze in the long jump with a 16.6.75.  She also helped the third-place 4x100 team of Johnae Hofler, Leah Smith and Lyric Jean Paul.

Hunter Frenzke – Placed second in the 3200 with an 11.00 and helped 4x800 silver-medal team of Preston Gantt, Brendan Hudson and Elijah Gardner. 

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