York Comprehensive High School boys track participants made their presence felt in a huge way at Saturday’s Trojan Relays.Held annually at the Northwestern High School track and field facility, the 38th annual event included prominent track programs among the 15 participating teams from two states.
The YCHS boys track team placed ninth in the prestigious event.
Head coach Joey Moore lauded Quadry Cobb, Zach Hudson, Beau Nunn and Kaiyon Schrouder for competing at a high level in the shot put and discus.
He likewise commended Tyrice Hayes for the performance level he reached in the high jump.
“A couple of the 4A schools proved too much to handle, but these young men dominated the other 3A schools in attendance,” said commented Moore.
According to Moore, “Beau had a shot put throw of 47-feet. ,” noted the YCHS coach. “Kaiyon heaved the discus 121-feet and Tyrice leaped 6-foot-4 in the high jump.
“All three performances were among the best at the Trojan Relays,” he said.
Spring Valley, a traditional state championship contender, took top team honors among the boys with 105 points. Ardrey Kell of Charlotte emerged as the top girls team with 103 points.
Host Northwestern totaled 83 and 81 points, respectively, in boys and girls competition, for second place in each.Earlier in the week, the YCHS boys and girls track teams defeated Chester handily in a home meet. The boys won 116-25, with the girls prevailing 92-47.
First-place finishers for the boys included: Rainey Moore, 110HH; Lee Wright, 100m & 200m; Cole Rumfelt, 1600m; CJ Pendergrass, long jump; Tyrice Hayes, high jump; Corey Dover, 400m; Beau Nunn, Shot Put; Cody Miles, 400H; Jesse Dillhyon, pole vault; Kaiyon Schrouder, discus; and Chris Ingolia, 3200m.
Top finishers for the girls were: Allison Rodgers, 100H and Pole vault; India Doster, shot and discus; Alana Orr, 400m and 100m; Courtney Aiken, 200m; Aglimiah Sanders, 3200m; and Amari Williams, high jump.