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Raiders place 1st in SAC meet against Scotland, Southern Lee

Freshman James Coicou runs the anchor in the 4x800-meter relay.
Kyle Pillar — Sports Editor.

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond Senior High School boys’ track and field team secured its second win during a Sandhills Athletic Conference meet this spring on Wednesday.

Hosting rival Scotland High School and Southern Lee High School, the Raiders earned 82 points. The Scots finished second (59 points), followed by the Cavaliers in third (19 points).

Sweeping the 100-meter dash as a team, the Raiders used 27 combined points in sprint events to ice the win. They also added 18 points in relay races and 16.5 points in jumps.

As a team, the Raiders collected nine first-place wins, eight second-place marks and added five third-place points to their score.

Seniors Cason Douglas and Javares Stanback both earned two victories. 

Stanback won the high jump (6-0) and the long jump (20-6), while Douglas took the top spot in the 100-meter (10.49 seconds) and the 200-meter dash (22.68 seconds).

Following just behind Douglas to complete the 100-meter sweep were senior Jaylen McDonald (second, 10.80 seconds) and junior Taye Spencer (11.20 seconds).

Three of Richmond’s relay teams earned first place during the meet. The 4×100-meter crew made the lap around the track in 42.26 seconds, just over two seconds faster than second-place Scotland.

The 4×200-meter relay team clocked in at 1:31.08, and didn’t have any competition after Scotland’s team was disqualified. Capping the relay wins was the 4×800-meter team, whose time of 10:05 edged Scotland by three seconds.


Richmond’s other two wins came from freshman Travion Smith in the open 400-meter (54.10 seconds) and senior Kelay Lindsey in the discus (122-2). 

Lindsey also earned three points and second-place time in the 200-meter dash (22.75 seconds).

A host of Raiders took second place, led by senior Trey Thomas in the 110-meter hurdles (16.06 seconds) and the triple jump (42-2). Freshman James Coicou, who helped the 4×800 relay team win, placed second in the 1600-meter run (5:50).

Also taking second were freshman Jordan Bostick (800-meter, 2:23), senior Chris Ellerbe (high jump, 5-10) and the 4×400-meter relay team (4:03).

Four more Raiders managed to find the third-place podium in four separate events. 

They were sophomore Zekai Windley (800-meter, 2:27), sophomore Marquan Martin (300-meter hurdles, 44.34 seconds), sophomore Linden Garcia (400-meter, 54.36 seconds) and junior Urijah McDonald (shot put, 36-7).

The boys’ track and field team will return to action after spring break.

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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.