May River’s track and field team had a strong showing at the Class 3A Lower State Qualifier on Saturday at Waccamaw High School, as the Sharks had 13 individuals and three relay teams punch their tickets to this weekend’s state meet.
May River will send six individuals and one relay team to state on the girls side and had seven individual qualifiers and two relays advance on the boys side.
Emma Peluso led the Sharks’ girls with wins in the 800 and 1,600, while Chynna Sneed also qualified in two events, placing second in the discus and fourth in the shot put. Melvin Livermon won the 200 and 400 to lead the Sharks on the boys side. Ridge Dowe won the discus and placed third in the shot put.
Battery Creek’s girls will send five individuals and two relay teams to state, while Jordan Wilson-Smalls won the high jump for the Dolphin boys. Ridgeland-Hardeeville’s Lenasia Singletary qualified with second-place finishes in the 100 and 200.
The SCHSL State Championships are Friday and Saturday at Spring Valley High School in Columbia.
CLASS 3A STATE QUALIFIERS
May River: Emma Peluso (800, 1st; 1600, 1st); Kaelin McAlpine (400 hurdles, 1st); Cathryn Roberts (pole vault, 1st); Chynna Sneed (discus, 2nd; shot put, 4th); Jalyn Foster (800, 2nd); Victoria Sosa (3200, 4th); 4×800 (1st)
Battery Creek: Myra Smith (long jump, 3rd; 100, 4th); Erica Tobin (high jump, 2nd); Tiana Gray (400 hurdles, 3rd); Daje Bartley (400, 4th); Charisse Cohen (long jump, 4th); 4×100 (1st); 4×400 (2nd)
Ridgeland-Hardeeville: Lenasia Singletary (100, 2nd; 200, 2nd)
May River: Melvin Livermon (200, 1st; 400, 1st); Ridge Dowe (discus, 1st; shot put, 3rd); DJ Robinson (400 hurdles, 1st); Beau Bischoff (pole vault, 2nd); Terry Fields (long jump, 2nd); Owen Andrews (1600, 4th); Matthew Givens (400 hurdles, 4th); 4×400 (1st); 4×800 (2nd)
Battery Creek: Jordan Wilson-Smalls (high jump, 1st)