Green Wave News · Girls finish 6th, Boys finish 8th at the Upstate Tri-County Championship

Upstate Tri-County Championship 2021

After having his girls 4×800 meter relay team start the first day of the Tri-County Championships with an astounding win, Coach Braxton Sheriff challenged both girls and boys track teams to get things going on day two. In the relay team win Caroline Irvin, Emma Bright, Sarahi Arellano and Acie Vincent ran a season best 10:29.17 which was an amazing 17 seconds faster than their previous best. Several Green Wave athletes responded, but none quite like sprinter Kieayla Williams. Kieayla won both the 100 and 200 meters. In her 200 meters win she ran a season best 26.42 which was .34 of a second faster than her previous best. Fellow sprinter Meya Mckinney finished third in the 100 and eighth in the 200 meters. Kieayla and Meya teamed up with Andrea Tamayo and Aamari Kelly to finish third in the 4×100 meter relay. Andrea, also a Green Wave hurdler, cut over 5 seconds off her 400 meter hurdles time to place sixth. Irvin and Bright weren’t through being impressive the first day as both ran season bests on day two. Emma cut 9 seconds off her 3200 meters time to place eighth and Caroline cut her 1600 meters time by 3 seconds and placed sixth.

The Green Wave girls only points in the field events came from Jorja Fox’s seventh place finish in the pole vault. The girls finished in sixth place in the eleven team meet.

Contrary to the girls team, the Green Wave boys were most impressive in the field events at the Tri-County. Thrower Collin Craig improved his discus thrower by 9 feet and took fourth in the event. Pole vaulter Kaelum Armstrong had a breakout day vaulting. Kaelum PR’d at two heights on his first attempt at both, improving his season best by a foot and placing fourth. The sophomore vaulter was only beaten by three senior vaulters of the 33 vaulters in the marathon vault. Senior jumper Ladarian Johnson placed sixth in two events, the high jump and the long jump. In the long jump he surpassed his season best by seven inches.

In the sprints, senior sprinter Angelo Mercorella had his best meet of the season with two season bests and scoring in the 200 and 400 meters. He improved his 200 meter time by .6 of a second to place seventh and his 400 meter time by .4 of a second to place seventh. Also in the 200 sprinters Timothy Sutton and Myles Martin finished sixth and eighth respectively.

The EHS had three hurdlers to score points. Chandler Smith was sixth and Jamel Harried was eighth in the 100 meter hurdles. Hurdler William Patton placed sixth in the 400 meter hurdles.

Finishing in eighth place with 36.5 points the remaining scoring for the Green Wave came from two relay teams. The 4×100 team of Timothy Sutton, Myles Martin, Jordan Jenkins and Jamel Harried finished sixth. The 4×400 meter relay team of William Patton, Elijah Smith, Jamel Harried and Angelo Mercorella finished eighth.

The teams will have a short week as they travel Wednesday to Westside High School in Anderson for the first day of the two day Region I AAAA track meet.