Wando boys, girls win Father Kelly Classic

  • Monday, April 7, 2014

Wando's Kenny Waring took first in the long jump and 100 meter at Saturday's Father Kelly Classic at Bishop England. FRANKIE MANSFIELD

Wando boys and girls track both placed first overall at the 11th annual Father Kelly Classic Saturday at Bishop England High School.

Wando girls tallied 88 points to finish six ahead of second-place Spring Valley, while the boys racked up 92.5 to take first by 23.5 points over Fort Dorchester.

Kenny Waring led Wando with first-place finishes in the 100-meter (10.93) and long jump (22-03). Waring teamed up with Kevin Brown, Montez Frost and Peter Pinkney to take first (43.72) in the 100-relay.

Wando's Gauge Wood placed first (13-00) and Evan Bailey took third (12-00) in boys pole vault. Junior Kato placed first (57.07) in the 400 hurdles and Chance Price second (43-02.75) in the triple jump.

Zeniyah Lawrence, Monea Akinjobi, Sarah Lee and Cierra Smalls combined to set a new meet record (49.06) with a first-place finish in the girls 100-relay. Lawrence, Lee, Smalls and Angelica Collins finished second (4:15.28) in the 400-relay. Collins also took third (12.41) in the 100, while Lawrence finished third (26.22) in the 200.

Kendall Mercer won second (11-00) in girls pole vault and second (J5-00) in the high jump. Rose Marie Compton placed second in the 1600 (5:23.21) and 3200 (11:42.79).

Bishop England finished fourth in the girls standings with 54 points and 13th in the boys standings with 22.

Adele Blalock led the Bishops with third-place finishes in the 100-hurdles (15.08) and pole vault (9-06) and a fourth-place finish in the 200 (26.23).

Michele Boykin won first in the 800 (2:22.51) and joined Bea DiBona, Jo Jo Tompkins and Hannah Corbett to take second in the 800-relay.

Cristian Widenhouse placed fourth (4:31.04) in the 1600 and Christian Furmanchik took third (154) in the discus throw. Albert Lang and Lawton Fosberry were part of a three-way tie for sixth (5-10) in boys high jump.

With fewer athletes participating, Palmetto Christian Academy didn't have a huge impact in the overall team points and standings.

Mackenzie Patrick picked up the Lady Eagles' only points with a seventh-place finish (1:04.08) in the 400.

Annie Pascutti finished ninth in the long jump (15-06), high jump (J4-10) and triple jump (32-02).

The Father Kelly Classic included 29 teams from across the state this year. Fort Dorchester senior Jasmine Quinn ran the nation's fastest time in the 100-hurdles this year at 13.33 seconds. Quinn also took first in the 100 (11.93), 200 (24.93) and the long jump (18-11). Burke's Raven Saunders tossed the nation's second longest shot put mark (51-9.05) and fourth longest discus throw (153-03).

Spring Valley (65.5), Hanahan (62), and Goose Creek (61) rounded out the boys top five. Summerville (56) finished third in the girls standings and Fort Dorchester (51.5) fifth.

Frankie Mansfield, the sports reporter for the Moultrie News can be seen all around the state following teams to meets, games, and matches. For score updates, breaking sports news, and more follow @fjmansfield on Twitter and like Moultrie News Sports on Facebook.  

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