Scott's Branch's Wimberly wins titles


Mary Wimberly of Scott's Branch High School won both the 800- and 1,600-meter runs in the SCHSL 1A girls track and field state meet on Friday and Saturday at Spring Valley High's Harry Parone Stadium in Columbia.

Malik Richardson of Lakewood and Kardaisha Brunson of Crestwood both had second-place finishes in the 100- and 200-meter dashes in the respective boys and girls 4A state meets as well.

Wimberly won the 800 in a time of 2 minutes, 40.81 seconds while claiming the 1600 in 6:05.24. She helped the Lady Eagles to finish in a 3-way tie for seven out of 20 teams scoring points with 38. Governor's School won with 73 points.

In the 4A boys meet, Richardson finished second in the 100 in a time of 10.73 seconds and was second in the 200 in 21.61. Jalen Clea, who won the 4A state title in the high jump as a junior, finished fifth with a jump of 6 feet, 2 inches.

The Gators finished ninth out of 33 teams with 23.50 points. Crestwood was 18th with 13 points, while Beaufort won with 93.

Crestwood was led by Terrance McClain, who finished third in the shot put with a toss of 47-07.25.

In the girls 4A meet, Brunson had a second-place time of 12.01 in the 100 and 24.50 in the 200. Sedajah Rembert finished third in the triple jump with a jump of 37-02.00.

The Lady Knights were 10th out of 28 teams with 25 points. Travelers Rest won with 72.50.

In the 3A girls meet, Manning's 4x100 relay team of Ja'Lencia Griffin, Ariyonia Busby, Delaney Frierson and Measha Jones won in a time of 49.38. Jones also had a second-place finish in the 200 at 25.46.

Manning finished in a tie for 10th out of 31 teams with Woodruff with 30 points. Bishop England won with 73 points.

In the boys 3A meet, Manning finished 14th out of 31 teams with 22 points. May River won with 70.

The Monarchs were led by the third-place finish of the 4x100 relay team of Allen Benjamin, Chandler Brunson, Damonte Dennis Keilah Dupree in 43.61.

In the 1A boys meet, Scott's Branch finished fifth out of 21 teams with 48 points. Military Magnet won with 120.

Antayvius Stukes led the Eagles with a second-place finish in the high jump at 5-10.00. The 4x800 relay team of Montrez Sinkler, Cornell Hickman, Sean Swearinger, and Tyler Kind finished third in 9:21.31.

Lee Central finished 17th out of 29 teams in the 2A girls meet with 12 points. Woodland won with 113.50.

Chardona Hickman led Lee Central, finishing third in the 200 in a time of 25.87 after finishing eighth in the qualifier the previous week. She was fourth in the 100 in 12.59 after finishing seventh in the qualifier.