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4×100-meter relay teams finish top-5 at Apex invitational

APEX, N.C. — The Richmond Senior High School boys’ and girls’ track and field teams participated in the Apex Lions Relays on Saturday.

One of 56 schools participating in the invitational, Richmond competed in 16 events between the Raiders and Lady Raiders.

The best finish of either squad was the Lady Raiders’ 4×100-meter relay team, which took fourth place with a time of 49.34 seconds. Winning the event was Hillside High School (47.81 seconds).

Also impressing was the Raiders’ 4×100-meter relay team, which sprinted around the track in 43.30 seconds, taking fifth overall. Riverside High School (42.43 seconds) won the race.

The Raiders recorded three other top-10 finishes on the day. Sophomore Aaron Coleman placed seventh overall in the 110-meter hurdles (15.27 seconds).

Two other Raiders cracked the top 10, including senior Taye Spencer in the shot put (44 feet, 6.5 inches) and junior Tyrene Stanback in the high jump, who cleared the bar at 5 feet, 8 inches.

Senior Honesty Horne’s performance in the girls’ shot put landed her in 12th place, seeing her longest throw go for 31 feet, 10 inches.


Also taking 12th in the boys’ triple jump was senior Emerson Wall, who landed at 41 feet even. Wall placed 20th in the long jump (18 feet, 4 inches).

Stanback was just behind Wall in the triple jump, securing a final distance of 40 feet, 8 inches to take 15th place.

The Lady Raiders had four more finishers in the top 24 of their respective events. 

They were senior Akeya Harrison in the long jump (20th, 15 feet, 6.5 inches), the sprint medley relay team (21st, 1:58.82), junior Shadea Harrison in the discus (60 feet, 11.5 inches) and senior Nyla Stroman in the triple jump (24th, 30 feet, 3.5 inches).

Rounding out the Raiders’ performance were a trio or relay teams. The 4×200-meter squad placed 24th with a mark of 1:34.06.

Both taking 29th place were the 4×400-meter (4:04.47) and 4×800-meter (9:16.24) teams.

Richmond will host Scotland and Union Pines on Thursday at Raider Stadium for its next meet. The first events will start at 4 p.m.

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Kyle Pillar is a 16-time North Carolina Press Association award-winning sports editor with The Richmond Observer. Follow the sports department on Twitter @ROSports_ for the best in-depth coverage of Richmond County sports.