Griffins Qualify at Region Meet

Akyel Richmond takes the top spot in the long jump. (Photo/DeAnna Robinson)

Akyel Richmond takes the top spot in the long jump. (Photo/DeAnna Robinson)

COLUMBIA (May 4, 2016) – Fairfield Central Griffins advanced in 16 events Saturday at the Region III 2A meet at Memorial Stadium and will move on to the state qualifier meet this Saturday, also at Memorial Stadium.

Where they finished (*denotes advanced to qualifier meet):

Boys

100M Josh Bell* (1st – 11.19); Tony Ruff* (11.21); Vanard Hall (11.99); Antoine Young (12.29).

110M Hurdles Akyel Richmond* (16.81); Theron Byrd (17.28).

1600M – Zaretrious Evans* (5:03.45); Dante McMillan (7:21.98).

200M – Tony Ruff* (1st – 23.14); Josh Bell* (23.23); Vanard Hall (24.98); Antoine Young (24.45).

400M Hurdles – Theron Byrd (1:07.23).

400M – Kimoni Harris (55.71); Akyl Ross (56.74).

4x100M Relay – Vanard Hall, Tony Ruff, Josh Bell, Akyel Richmond* (1st – 43.29).

4x400M Relay – Antoine Young, Ah’Quil Ros, Kimoni Harris, Theron Byrd* (3:47.84).

800M – Zaretrious Evans (2:20.38); Dante McMillan (2:43.28).

Long Jump – Akyel Richmond* (1st – 23-02.00); Vanard Hall (18-01.50); Theron Byrd (17-06.00).

Triple Jump – Akyel Richmond* (1st – 43-03.50).

Girls

100M – Aaliyah Morgan* (13.00); A’Passionate McDaniel (13.94); Takiya Willingham (14.59); Faith Able (16.36).

200M – Margo Benbow* (28.06); Jayla Johnson (28.99); Zykirah Davis (29.31); Jasmine Boyd (29.58).

400M Hurdles – Trenell Boyd* (1:17.87); Alyssa Boyd (1:25.92).

400M – VerDaja Cleckley* (1st – 1:03.98); Jasmine Boyd* (1:07.88); Tahalia Collier (1:11.01).

4x100M Relay – Jayla Johnson, Ver’Daja Cleckley, A’Passionate McDaniel, Aaliyah Morgan* (52.90)

4x400M Relay – Trenell Boyd, Zykirah Davis, Jasmine Boyd, Ver’Daja Cleckley* (4:42.08).

800M – Ashanti Thompson* (2:47.70).

Long Jump – ZyKirah Davis* (1st – 15-06.00); Margo Benbow (14-08.00); Tahlia Collier (14-03.00).