Beaufort High’s track and field teams swept the team titles Saturday at the Marwin Kline Invitational at Whale Branch Early College High School.
Beaufort’s boys racked up 163.5 points to top the 11-team field, while May River (134) was second. Whale Branch (27.5) was seventh, and Bluffton (5.5) was 11th.
Desmond Gaillard was named the top field athlete after winning the high jump, triple jump, and long jump and placing second in the 200 meters.
Dexter Ratliff broke the school record in the discus with a throw of 178-5 — the top throw in the state this season — while Marlon Belden won the 1600 and teamed with Josh Wilborn, Jonathan Pozas, and Max Davis to claim the 4×800 crown. Alex Macias won the pole vault.
May River’s boys won the 4×100 and 4×400 relays. Owen Andrews won the 800 and placed second in the 1600, and DJ Robinson won the 400 hurdles.
The Eagles and Sharks also topped the 13-team girls standings, with Beaufort (187) running away with the title and May River (117) placing second. Battery Creek (94) was third, Whale Branch and Bluffton (24) tied for seventh, and Ridgeland-Hardeeville (20) tied for 10th.
Beaufort’s Layla Warren won the 100 hurdles and teamed with Chasemere Washington, Isis Henderson, and Reyonce Black to win the 4×100 relay. Charlize Antia won the 3200 and was third in the 1600, while Nigeria Davila was the high jump and placed second in the 400 hurdles, Trelayah Wright won the triple jump, and Jasmine Torrance won the discus.
Emma Peluso led May River with wins in the 800 and 1600, while Keelin McAlpine won the 400 hurdles, Chynna Sneed won the shot put, and Cathryn Roberts claimed the pole vault. The Sharks also won the 4×800 relay.
Battery Creek’s Daje Bartley won the 400 and helped the Dolphins win the 4×400 relay, and Myra Smith won the long jump.
Ridgeland-Hardeeville’s Lenasia Singletary won the 100 and 200.