Green Wave News · Upstate Tri-County JV Track & Field Championships


The Easley Green Wave boys ran away from the field of a nine team JV track and field meet. Easley High School was 63 points better than their next closest competitor, Daniel. Other high schools competing were third place Pickens, followed by Westside, Berea, Heathwood Hall, Liberty, Seneca and Greenwood. Accounting for 60 of their 202 total points, the team took six first place finishes. Three of the six first place finishes were in the field events. David Dye threw a personal best to win the javelin, Noah Pearce won the triple jump and Kaelum Armstrong won the pole vault. All of the relay teams placed, with the 4×100 meter relay team coming in first. The EHS hurdlers continued their season long dominance with Christopher Clemons winning both hurdle events.

In the sprints Easley had four to score in the 100 meters. Jordan Jenkins was second, Noah Pierce was third, Hayden Avant was fourth and Christopher Clemons was eighth. Scoring in the 200 meters was William Patton’s second and Jordan Jenkins’ fourth. In the 400 meters Elijah Smith was third and Lucas Peppers was sixth.

In middle distance races, Drayton Robbins took fifth and Connor Finley eighth in the 800 meters. Akira Ogawa was second in the 1600 and 3200 meters. Brayden Contreras picked up a fourth and Ryan Bright a seventh place finish in the 3200 meters.

Besides Clemons’ two wins in the hurdles, EHS got a second in the 110’s from William Patton and and fifth from Athan Prakas. Athan also was fourth in the 400 meter hurdles.

Along with Kaelum Armstrong’s win in the pole vault, Easley got points from Keith Wells’ third and David Pope’s fourth place finishes. Other field event points in long jump came from Hayden Avant’s second and Lucas Peppers’ fifth place finishes.

Seventh grader Jackson Conley finished third after David Dye’s win in the javelin and freshman Cooper Russell got in the scoring with a sixth place javelin finish. Two EHS throwers scored in the shot. Tristan Rosemond took second and Carter Owens was eighth. The 202 points scored by the Green Wave were the most thus far in a meet this year.

On the girls side, seventh grader Acie Vincent was the lone Green Wave first as she won the girls 1600 meters. She also added a second place finish in the 800 meters. Helen Vrouvakis placed sixth in the 400 meters and distance runner Sofia Ogawa was third in the 3200 meters. Finishing out the scoring on the track for the Green Wave was Meron Irvin with a seventh place in the 400 meter hurdles.

The Green Wave scored 45 of their points in the field events. Sophomore thrower Lydia Jones scored 18 of those 45 herself. Lydia finished second in the discus, and fourth in the shot and javelin. Jorja Fox was second, Katelyn McCarson was fourth and Aubryn Salley was 7th in the pole vault. The rest of the Green Wave scoring came from Meron Irvin’s sixth the in the triple jump, Madison Sexton fifth in the long jump and Kourtney Conley’s fourth in the high jump.