Battery Creek’s girls won five events and placed in the top three in six more to lead the way at the Bob Jenkins Coaches Class Region 7 track and field meet Saturday at Whale Branch Early College High School.
May River and Beaufort High each won four events, while Whale Branch and Hilton Head High won three apiece.
Myra Smith led the impressive showing from Battery Creek, winning the 100 (12.73) and triple jump (32-8.5) and placing second in the 200 and third in the long jump. Erica Tobin also won two events, the high jump (4-10) and javelin (78-8), and placed third in the 100, and Keona Sanders won gold in the 400 hurdles (1:11.71), placed second in the high jump, and finished third in the 100 hurdles.
May River’s McKenna Swinton had a big day, winning the discus (84-8) and placing second in the shot put, while AnnaDora Hale won the 400 (1:05.61), and the Sharks claimed the 4×100 (55.11) and 4×400 (4:42.28) relays. Anya Arroyo posted two runner-up finishes in the 800 and 1600.
Beaufort had three athletes post multiple top-two finishes, as Charlize Antia won the 1600 (5:26.93) and was second in the 3200, Reyonce Black won the long jump (17-3.5) and was second in the 100, and Jayla Daise claimed gold in the shot put (35-3) and silver in the javelin. Anna Brown also claimed gold for the Eagles, winning the 800 (2:30.50).
Hilton Head High’s Cynthia Gudaitis won the 3200 (11:59.47), while teammate Emma McNamara won the pole vault (7-6), and the Seahawks claimed the 4×800 relay ((10:20.94).
Kaylyn Caldwell led the way for the host Warriors, winning the 400 hurdles (1:21.91) and the triple jump (31-5.5) and placing second in the 100 hurdles and triple jump. Diamond Wright won the 100 hurdles (18.08) with the best time in Class 1A this season, while Caldwell set the 1A standard in the 400 hurdles, and Faith Eugune’s third-place time in the 200 (28.58) was the best mark in the classification in 2021.
Bluffton’s Tacoya Heyward won the 200 (25.81) and placed second in the long jump.
A pair of SCISA athletes also set classification standards, as John Paul II junior Zoe Mast’s fifth-place mark of 72-7 in the discus was the best in SCISA 2A this season, and Holy Trinity senior Abby Carte placed second in the 400 with a SCISA 1A-best time of 1:07.95. The Mighty Lions hold seven state standards in SCISA 1A.