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Lady Raiders track and field opens season with 2nd-place finish

CAMERON — The Lady Raider track and field team clinched a second-place finish in its first meet of the season at Union Pines High School last Thursday.

Facing the host Lady Vikings and fellow Sandhills Athletic Conference opponent Lee County High School, Richmond tallied 59 points.

Union Pines won the meet with 71 points, while Lee County registered just 11 points.

The Lady Raiders earned seven wins, six second-place finishes, six third-place marks and four fourth-place tallies.

Isis Covington had a team-high two wins, taking first overall in the 100-meter dash (13.28 seconds) and the 200-meter dash (26.55 seconds).

Covington also served as the anchor in the 4×100-meter team’s victory, clocking in at 51.59 seconds, ahead of second-place Union Pines (55.00 seconds). Also running in that race were Tenaziah McNeil, Akeya Harrison and Ka’Mora Watkins.

Harrison, who really made strides in jumping events during the winter season, won the triple jump with a final distance of 32 feet, 6 inches.

Other victories were Honesty Horne in the shot put (29 feet, 1 inch), Aniston Griggs in the discus (76 feet, 5 inches) and Watkins tied for first in the high jump (5 feet, 0 inches).

Richmond took the top three spots in the open 100 race. Taking second was Taylor Newton (13.86 seconds) and McNeil (13.89 seconds) finished third.

Newton was also third in the 200-meter sprint, finishing in 28.73 seconds.

Ja’Mya Fuller was consistent in her first meet of the spring, earning a trio of second-place finishes. She was second in the 100-meter hurdles (18.08 seconds), less than a second off the lead.

Fuller also placed second in the 300-meter hurdles (55.14 seconds) and the triple jump (26 feet, 6 inches).


Harrison (15 feet, 10.5 inches) was second in the long jump and Watkins also added a third-place distance in the long jump with a launch of 14 feet, 6 inches.

Shadea Harrison collected Richmond’s final second-place mark in the discus, tossing her farthest throw to a distance of 69 feet, 2 inches.

Fallon Little, Griggs and the 4×400-meter team each earned a third-place spot. In the 100-meter hurdles, Little clocked in at 20.21 seconds.

Griggs took third in the shot put (25 feet, 6 inches) and the 4×400 team of Brooklyn Jemison, Sharonda Henderson, Nyla Stroman and Wall completed the relay in 4:53.11.

Anayjah Dumas had two of the team’s fourth-place marks, and was joined by Jasmine Jennings and Kym Wall.

Dumas competed in the 100-meter hurdles (20.69 seconds) and the triple jump (25 feet, 2.5 inches), Wall placed fourth in the open 400-meter dash (1:11.61) and Jennings was fourth in the discus (65 feet, 0 inches).

Up next, the Lady Raiders will host the first of their two home meets this season on Thursday. They will compete against SAC teams Hoke County and Southern Lee high schools, starting at 4 p.m.

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Kyle Pillar is a 22-time North Carolina Press Association award-winning sports editor with The Richmond Observer. Follow the sports department on X @ROSports_ for the best in-depth coverage of Richmond County sports.