Fort Mill Times

Indian Land girls get win on the track, boys finish second

The Indian Land boys and girls track teams won against Buford and McBee with the girls finishing with 64.5 points, followed by Buford, 28 and McBee, 27.

The boy's team ended the meet in second place with a score of 57, behind McBee, 58 and beating out Buford, 29.

"Everyone performed very well," said head coach Nicole Hemric. "The entire team improved times and did excellently against the opposing teams, but more importantly, we had a very smooth running meet and were very successful in that way."

Hemric, acknowledged the great efforts made by assistants and volunteers.

The Lady Warriors took home first place in the 4x800 in 15:09, the 4x100 in 56.72 and 4x400 in 5:10.44. Mariah Williams won three of her events including the high jump with a winning jump of 4'2", 100-meter high hurdles in 17.31, and the 100-meters in 13.06..

The team took home the first and second spots in the long jump, with Lindsay Johnson in the top spot with 14'3 inches, followed by Demetrius Stinson in second with 13' 9.5 inches Stinson also finished second in the triple jump with 27'10 inches, and was beat out of first place by teammate Tia Johnson, who won the event with 28' 9.5 inches. Johnson also took home second in the high jump.

Other second place finishers included Meghan Moore in the 100-meter high hurdles in 22.62, Tiffany Cutrone in the 1,600-meter in 7:33, Lindsay Johnson in the 100-meters in 13.4, Destiny Todd in the 400-meters in 1:12.4, Jaimee Langton in the 800-meters in 3:18.38 and BreeAnna Bolick in the discus with a distance of 64' 9 inches. The girls came close to sweeping the 400-meters with Montgomery in first in 1:29.22, Jones in third in 4:03.50, and Adams in fourth in 4:28.84.

The boys came close to a win, bringing home nine first place finishes, including the 4x800 and 4x400. The 4x100 team took second place with a time of 46:09. Williams finished first in the high jump with 5'8 inches and first in the long jump with 20 feet. The team came close to sweeping the 3,200-meter with senior Wes Scott taking first place in 11.24. Scott also finished first in the 1,600-meter with a time of 5:03.

The team will at home again this Thursday as they host Great Falls and McBee.

Indian Land could have some home track advantage by hosting the Region III meet later this month.

"We look forward to getting another look at the region competition and preparing for our region meet on April 24th," said Hemric said.

Upcoming meets

• April 3 vs. Great Falls and McBee, 5:30 p.m.,

• April 15 vs. Andrew Jackson, Buford, Great Falls and Chesterfield, 5:30 p.m.

• April 24 hosting Region III-A meet, 5:30 p.m.

• May 3 at Upper State meet, TBA

• May 10 at State Meet, TBA