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Lady Raiders place 5th at Montgomery Central meet

Members of the Lady Raider track and field team are joined by the boys' team following Saturday's meet. (Contributed photo).

TROY — Finishing near the top of the field during Saturday’s track and field meet, the Richmond Senior High School girls’ team placed fifth.

With 12 teams competing in the Timberwolf Invitational at Montgomery Central High School, the Lady Raiders recorded 50 points.

Richmond picked up a majority of those points with top-three finishes across five different events. Collectively, those placements secured 40 points.

The Lady Raiders had two first-place finishes (20 combined points), one second-place mark (eight points) and a pair of third-place results (12 combined points).

Both wins came in the relay races, as the Lady Raiders earned 10 points each for acing the 4×100 and 4×200-meter relays.

In the 4×100 sprint, the four Lady Raiders passed the baton in 52.05 seconds, well ahead of second-place Jordan-Matthews High School (55.26 seconds).


The 4×200 team also impressed, clocking in with a final time of 1:50.19, which was 5.01 seconds faster than Union Pines High School.

Akeya Harrison, who was a part of the relay wins, took home second place in the 100-meter dash. In the finals, she crossed the finish line with a mark of 12.94 seconds. Winning the race was Union Pines’ Briana St. Louis (12.27 seconds).

Richmond’s two third-place events were in the discus and shot put. Shadea Harrison took third in the discus (83 feet, 1 inch), just 20 inches shy of winning.

Honesty Horne mirrored that performance in the shot put, launching her throw out to a final distance of 31 feet, 2 inches. Horne was just 18 inches behind winner Southern Guilford’s Janiya Brown (32 feet, 10 inches).

Richmond will compete in a Sandhills Athletic Conference meet on Thursday at Lee County High School. Richmond, Lee County and Scotland High School will all compete, starting 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.