There will be some new faces on the sidelines at Battery Creek this season. The Dolphins had a busy offseason, as athletics director Sarah Hayes has announced six coaching staff changes for the 2021-22 school year.
Beaufort’s Michael Dickson reached the finals of the 110-meter hurdles Saturday night at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., but he finished sixth, failing to make the U.S. Olympic Team.
It was just over a year ago when Tori Herman received the unthinkable news. Her senior season of track and her high school sports career were suddenly all wiped away. But the heartbreak only fueled her as the Hilton Head Seahawk became a Kentucky Wildcat. Just a handful of months later, she etched herself in the school’s record books and punched her ticket to the mecca of track and field in Oregon to compete for a national title.
In just her freshman year of college, Tori Herman has earned herself a spot on the national stage. The Kentucky sensation and former Hilton Head Seahawk rewrote the Wildcat record books Saturday, setting a program-best mark in the 1500 meters and qualifying for the NCAA Championships in June.
Led by stellar All-American performances from Iyana McKeever and Shamar Deacon, the USCB men's and women’s outdoor track teams impressed at the NAIA Championships from Wednesday through Friday at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
The Whale Branch girls finished second, the boys were fourth, and the Warriors brought home four gold medals from the SCHSL Class 1A Track & Field Championships on Saturday at Lower Richland High School.
Battery Creek’s girls finished seventh and state discus champion Michael Martello led the Dolphin boys to a ninth-place finish in the SCHSL Class 3A Track & Field Championships on Friday at Lower Richland High School.
May River’s boys finished sixth and the Sharks placed eighth in the girls standings to lead the local contingent at the SCHSL Class 4A Track & Field Championships on Friday at Spring Valley High School.
USCB’s men’s 4x400 relay team seized the opportunity in Cleveland, Tennessee, on Saturday, punching its ticket to the NAIA National Championships and rewriting the program record books to lead the Sand Sharks at the Lee Last Chance Meet.
Whale Branch will send 10 individuals and three relay teams to the SCHSL Class 1A Track & Field Championships after top-four finishes at the Lower State qualifier meet Saturday in Seabrook.