Fort Mill's girls track team finished seventh at the 17th annual Taco Bell Track and Field Classic over the weekend.
Fort Mill scored 21 points in the competition that attracted schools from across the state, as well as North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Tennessee and Florida.
J.L. Mann won the girls portion of the event with 75 points and Northwestern came in third with 31.20 points.
Fort Mill had some pretty good finishes in the meet. Senior Tiayonna Blackmon finished fourth in the 800-meter race with a time of 2:19.06 and was second in the mile with a time of 5:05.53, just 57 seconds behind the winner and 0.11 seconds ahead of Northwestern's Mary Kate DuBard.
Her sister, junior Quanika Blackmon, finished 16th in the mile in 5:27.46.
Also in the 800-meter, freshman Abby Lewis was 28th in 2:29.16. In the 400-meters, freshman Mickayla Page finished 38th in 1:03.80. In the two-mile run, Erica Friddle finished 52nd in 13:29.40.
In the 100-meter hurdles, senior Ashley Potts finished 11th in 15:40 and junior Katelyn Hnat finished 28th in 17.29. Potts also finished fifth in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:06:26 and junior Hallie Wright finished 39th in 1:14.08.
In the high jump, junior Ceci Kryst finished with a height of 17 feet, 6 inches, good enough for fifth and 19th in the triple jump with a total of 34 feet, one inch.
Junior Jaclyn Cika finished the high jump in 52nd with a mark of 13 feet, 3 inches and the triple jump in 47th at 30 feet, one inch.
In the shot-put, seventh-grader Alisha Blackmon finished 28th with a throw of 30 feet, 3 inches and 41st in the discus with a throw of 79 feet, 1 inch. Junior Vanessa Garcia was right behind her in the discus finishing 42nd with a throw of 78 feet, 9 inches. Freshman Cammy Gist finished the shot put in 39th place with a throw of 28 feet, 7 inches.
There weren't many Fort Mill boys track members who went to Spring Valley in Columbia to compete in the meet, but some did.
Senior Drew Nethery finished the 400-meters in 55.90 in 86th place. Senior Daniel Kalshoven finished the mile in 39th with a time of 4:49.44 and his younger brother, Jon, finished the same event 75th in 5:07.25.
Eighth-grader Drew Marshall finished the two-mile race 55th in 10:52.09 and sophomore Jon Tennis finished 73rd in 11:37.12.
Junior Josh Gist finished the 110-meter hurdles in 47th at 18.59 and junior Danny Mecca finished the 400-meter hurdles in 1:05.77, good enough for 42nd place.
In the high jump, sophomore Chris Coburn finished 54th with a jump of 18 feet and the triple jump in 63rd with a total of 36'3.25 inches.
Freshman Evan O'Neal finished the shot put competition in 44th with a throw of 38 feet, 4.5 inches and senior Josh Strickland was behind him at 45th with a throw of 38 feet, 1.5 inches. Strickland also finished 36th in the discus at 113 feet, 6 inches. Junior Justin Gomez finished 51st with a throw of 98 feet, 8 inches
Nation Ford also had competitors there, carrying more boys than girls.
In the 100-meters, Nation Ford's Alex Land finished 49th with a time of 13.10.
In the mile, eighth-grader Meredith Kilburn finished 22nd at 5:34.05 and junior London Ocon finished 77th in 6:52.45. Kilburn also finished 15th in the two-mile run in 12:08.65.
In the shot-put, sophomore Stephanie Shull finished 50th with a throw of 26 feet, 2 inches.
The boys had more competitors than the girls. Junior Xavier Cureton finished 14th in the 100-meters in 11.13 and junior John Chapman finished 66th in 11.55.
In the mile, freshman Kevin Ketner finished between the Kalshoven brothers in 53rd in 4:56.83 and finished the two-mile run in 60th in 11:00.87. Junior Kevin Coleman finished in 11:14.18 for 66th place.
In the long jump, junior Dee Truesdale finished 14th going 21 feet, 1.25 inches and 42 feet, 4.75 inches in the triple jump for 15th place.
In the shot put junior Mark Snipes finished 61st throwing 29 feet, 9.5 inches and 44th in the discus with a distance of 109 feet. Junior Stephen Cox bettered his teammate finishing 43rd with a throw of 109, feet 4 inches.