State glory up for grabs

  • Monday, May 12, 2014

Rob Gantt/Gazette Hanahan's Kahlim Denmark will have four chances at gold in the Class AAA state championship meet.


It all comes down to this.

The state track and field championships are Friday and Saturday at Spring Valley High School in Columbia.

Some dreams will be realized, others crushed.

The state qualifying meets were held Saturday and the final fields are set for the top eight in each event. Local thinclads will be in the mix for individual and team crowns.

In Class AAA, the Hanahan High School boys are in line to make a run at a state title, their first since 2011. Led by Sam Denmark and Kahlim Denmark, who will compete in four events apiece, the Hawks have athletes qualified for 13 events.

Greg Casselman and Andrew Conyers are in three events for Hanahan.

The lone top seed for an event is Hanahan’s 1,600-meter relay team. That group is Casselman, Sam Denmark, Kahlim Denmark and Conyers.

In Class AAAA, Goose Creek High School sprinter Deondre Daniels is in three events.

The Class AAA and Class AAAA meets begin at 5:45 p.m. on Friday. The last event is set for 1:10 p.m. on Saturday.

Class A and Class AA events begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Admission is $5 for Friday and $8 for Saturday.

Below is a complete listing of qualifiers from Goose Creek, Stratford, Hanahan and Cane Bay high schools. Full heat sheets and schedule of events can be found at www.scrunners.com.

State Qualifiers, qualifying mark

Class AAAA Girls

110 hurdles: Destiny McKnight, Goose Creek, 14.97.

4x800 relay: Cane Bay (Jessica West, Jasmine White, Brittney Logan, Danielle Cruz-Dennis) 9:56.65.

Pole vault: Sydney Hickert, Cane Bay, 10-6.

Shot put: Aaliyah Deveaux, Stratford, 34-10.5.

Discus: Aaliyah Deveaux, Stratford, 112-02.

Class AAAA Boys

200 meters: Deondre Daniels, Goose Creek, 21.84.

400 meters: Deondre Daniels, Goose Creek, 49.43.

110 hurdles: Rashad Andrews, Cane Bay, 14.79.

400 hurdles: Aaron Eldridge, Stratford, 57.67.

4x100 relay: Goose Creek (Caleb Kinlaw, Deondre Daniels, Montrae Gilliard, Devontae Goodwin) 42.61.

4x400 relay: Cane Bay (Devin Dingle, Matrell Douglas, Romante Frasier, Najee Walker) 3:26.06; Stratford (Josh Nowlin, K.J. Givens, Javaris Barnwell, Niles Dunn) 3:27.67.

Pole vault: Brandon Mullins, Stratford, 13-6.

Long jump: Jonathan X, Cane Bay, 21-05.

Triple jump: Chris Allen, Stratford, 44-04.

Shot put: Cecil Smith, Stratford, 52-06.5.

Discus: TJ Deveaux, Stratford, 163-06.

Class AAA Boys

High jump: Andrew Conyers, Hanahan, 6-02.

Pole vault: Grant Kelley, Hanahan, 12-0.

Triple jump: Deondre Thompson, Hanahan, 42-09.

Discus: Quan Wade, Hanahan, 169-01.

Shot put: Dominique Green, Hanahan, 50-05.75.

4x100 relay: Hanahan (Quan Wade, Samuel Denmark, Kahlim Denmark, Saaehim Brooks) 42.89.

1600 relay – Hanahan, (Greg Casselman, Sam Denmark, Kahlim Denmark, Andrew Conyers) 3:22 15

4x800 relay: Hanahan (Roy Fischer, Mark Ruggiero, Damon Bennett, Tim Johnson) 8:22.02.

110 hurdles: Greg Casselman, Hanahan, 15.33.

100 meters: Samuel Denmark, Hanahan, 11.00.

400 meters: Kahlim Denmark, Hanahan, 48.96.

400 hurdles: Greg Casselman, Hanahan, 57.46; Andrew Conyers, Hanahan, 58.09.

200 meters: Kahlim Denmark, Hanahan, 21.90; Samuel Denmark, Hanahan, 21.91.

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