Griffin boys capture Region 4-2A title

Fairfield Central’s boys track and field team celebrates their region title. | Raymond Duck Harrison

COLUMBIA – Fairfield Central’s boys track and field team is peaking at the right time. As the Upper State and State Championship meets loom in the coming days, the Griffins have already claimed one title: Region Champions.

Fairfield Central’s boys took first place with a team score of 205, beating out Keenan (172), Gray Collegiate (93), Columbia (63) and Eau Claire (8) during the SCHSL 2A Region 4 meet at Keenan High School on April 30.

Jayden Boyd and Hank White each had three place finishes on the day. Boyd finished first in 100m dash (10.61), 200m dash (21.43) and long jump (6.58). White finished first in the 800m run (2:04.59), 1600m run (4:50.20) and 3200m run (11:23.47). Jalen Swilley finished first in shot put at 14.28.

Top-three finishers: 

  • Tydarion Grier- 2nd 100m dash, 10.66; 2nd long jump, 6.5m
  • Derek Cammon- 2nd 800m run, 2:06.89)
  • Krishi Patel- 2nd 3200m run, 12:34.97
  • Antario James – 2nd triple jump, 12.52m
  • Jalen Swilley- 2nd discus, 26.57m
  • Christian Hingleton- 3rd 100m hurdles, 16.74
  • Marlon Smith- 3rd 40m hurdles, 1:03.59
  • Kristian Golden- 3rd high jump, 1.78m
  • Jamie Brown- 3rd 400m dash, 52.00
  • Chancery Turner- 3rd javelin, 32.15m

The Griffin girls finished fourth. Senior Sharmelle Holmes had top finishes in 100m dash (11.66), 200m dash (23.67), and long jump (5.8m). Katriel Moore finished second in 400m dash (1:01.03) and Natalie Mickle finished third in discus (20.89).

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