Monday, 19 March 2018 00:02

Richmond Track Teams Both Place 2nd at Pinecrest

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Richmond's Jaleen Baldwin (yellow) and Dante Miller (white) took second and first in the 100-meter dash at Pinecrest. Richmond's Jaleen Baldwin (yellow) and Dante Miller (white) took second and first in the 100-meter dash at Pinecrest. Photo courtesy of Deon Cranford.

SOUTHERN PINES – On Thursday, the Richmond Senior High School track teams travelled to John Williams Athletic Complex on the campus of Pinecrest High School for their second meet of the season.  Both the Raider boys and girls finished second overall on the day under Pinecrest, but ahead of competitors from Lumberton Senior and Seventy-First high schools.


Taliah Wall and Kibreeana Stewart once again found success in the girls 100-meter hurdles.  The two Lady Raiders finished first and second, respectively, in the event for the second week in a row. 

Dante Miller’s 10.90 time in the Boys 100 Meter Dash earned him a first-place finish.  His time of 10.60 in last week’s meet broke the school record, and that time is currently the state’s best time in 2018 according to NCRunners.com. His teammates Jaleen Baldwin and Preston Coker took second and third-place honors.

Miller and Baldwin also finished in the top two spots of the 200-meter dash, while Coker took first place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.97.  That time was nearly two full seconds quicker than Lumberton’s Stephon Lloyd, who finished in second place at 53.96.

The Raider boys and girls relay teams also outran the competition in the 4x100 and 4x200 relays.  The boys team finished the 4x200 relay with a time 1:30.67, two seconds ahead of Seventy-First, and a second quicker than their own week one meet time.  The boys 4x100 time of 42.64 is a conference-best and only four-tenths of a second behind the state’s best time of 42.25 reported by Parkland High School out of Winston-Salem, N.C.

“We will be good,” said boys track coach Chris Campolieta.  “We need to get our handoffs right and I think we will do well.  We only lost the (Pinecrest) meet by 13 points, and our top distance guy wasn’t there.  We were also missing one of our better throwers.”

Reigning Official Richmond County Male Athlete of the Week Shane Summey blew past the competition in the boys 300-meter hurdles.  The senior hurdler turned in the fastest time in the conference for the second week in a row with 42.41 seconds.  He was a three seconds faster than Pinecrest’s Ben Hollrah, who finished in second place.

In the girl’s long jump, Wall and Keionna Love earned the top two spots for the Lady Raiders.  Stewart won the girls high jump event, with Wall taking second.  In the boys high jump, Malik Flowers earned first place honors for the Richmond.

For the second week in a row, Richmond’s Daryn Mason won the boys shot put event.  The senior shot putter was the only participant to heave one past the 40-foot mark, easily earning the victory by nearly three inches.

Both Richmond teams look to continue their success on Thursday when they host Lumberton, Jack Britt and Purnell Swett at Raider Stadium. The meet is set to begin at 4 p.m.

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