The Father Kelly Classic track and field meet was held at Bishop England High School on Saturday and a number of athletes showed they might be dialed in for the home stretch of the season.
Goose Creek High School’s Deondre’ Daniels won a pair of events to help lead the Gators to a top-five finish among 20-plus teams.
Daniels was top dog in the 200- and 400-meter dashes.
“Deondre is on pace to set the school record in the 200 and 400,” GCHS boys coach Joe Hauff said. “He is ranked in the top two in the state for each of those events and is looking to peak at the state meet in May. He is also the anchor for our relay teams.”
The Gators’ Timothy Davis was first in the triple jump and teammate Rache McMillan won the high jump.
Their four victories accounted for 40 of Goose Creek’s 61 points as a team. The Gators were fifth, one point behind Hanahan in fourth.
Cane Bay’s boys placed ninth with 29 points.
Cane Bay’s girls were eighth with 24 points.
Wando’s boys and girls swept the titles. The Lady Warriors had 88 points, six ahead of Spring Valley. Summerville was third with 56 points.
The Wando boys had 92.5 points, way ahead of runner-up Fort Dorchester (69) and third-place Spring Valley (65.5).
Other individual winners were Cane Bay’s Rashad Andrews (110 hurdles and Goose Creek’s Destiny McKnight (girls 400 hurdles).
Hanahan’s 1600-meter relay team was first too. That group was Greg Casselman, Sam Denmark, Andrew Conyers, Kahlim Denmark
Individual runner-ups in events were Conyers (110 hurdles), Kahlim Denmark (200 meters), Hanahan’s Dominique Green (shot put) and McKnight (girls 100 hurdles).
Hanahan’s 400-meter relay team was runner-up too.
Third-place finishers included Davis in the long jump, Casselmann (400 hurdles), Cane Bay’s Brandon Brown (high jump) and Hanahan’s Alexia Brigance (400 meters).
Cane Bay’s girls were third in the 1,600-meter relay, while Goose Creek’s boys placed third in the 400-meter relay.
Complete results can be found at www.scrunners.com.
Locally, the Cane Bay Invitational at CBHS on Saturday will be another opportunity for track and field athletes to prepare for the upcoming state qualifying meets.
The Taco Bell Classic will also be held at Spring Valley High School in Columbia.