Triton takes Tri-County Six tri-meet

by | Mar 21, 2018 | Triton, Western Harnett

Triton’s Maurice Williams (right) takes the baton from TyQuan Chestnut for the final leg of the 4×400-meter relay on Monday at Triton. The team of Scottavion McNeill, Kameron Harris, Chestnut and Williams won in three minutes, 50.3 seconds. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/Al Myatt)

Triton hosted Harnett Central and Western Harnett for a Tri-County Six 3-A Conference track meet on Monday.

The Hawks were first in the team scoring for the boys and girls.

The Triton boys had 96 points in the team scoring for 17 events as senior Christion Green was first in three field events. Western had 47 points and Central had 28. Triton’s B team was listed with three points.

The Triton girls had 76 points, Central scored 50 and Western finished with 28.

In the boys field events, Green and Jaden Geddie of the Hawks shared first-place points in the high jump as each cleared five feet, six inches. Western Harnett’s Asher Prince won the shot put with a heave of 55 feet, eight inches and also took the discus (164-7). Green won the triple jump (38-1) and long jump (18-11.25).

In the girls field events, freshman Sydney Morrison, daughter of Triton varsity boys basketball coach T.J. Morrison, who assists Josh Canterbury in track, won the high jump as she did four feet. Amber Walker of Triton won the shot put (31-6) and discus (93-2). Western’s Taija Pruitt took the triple jump (30-5). Centrals’ Maliah Banks won the long jump (16-7).

In the boys 110-meter hurdles, Triton’s TyQuan Chestnut was first in 17.1 seconds. In the girls 100-meter hurdles, Sarah Phillips of the Hawks was the winner in 18.9. Chestnut took the 300 hurdles in 47.7 and Safari Gilbert of the Hawks won the girls 300 hurdles in 54.2.

Central’s John Rhody won the 100 meter in 11.4 and the 200 in 23.7.

Hawks basketball standout Maurice Williams won the 400 in 52.8.

Harnett Central sophomore Everett Blake took the 800 in two minutes, 16.5 seconds.

Western sophomore Taft Cummings won the 1,600 in 5:02.8 and the 3,200 in 12:03. Central coach Kevin Spears said Trojans distance standout Laderique McNeill, who has signed with N.C. State, did not attend the meet due to other obligations.

Banks was a double winner in the girls sprints, taking the 100 in 12.6 and the 200 in in 26.6. Central freshman Tinasia Davis was first in the 400 in 1:06.

The girls 800 went to Lauren Greenspahn of Central in 3:12.7. She also won the 1,600 in 6:31.2. Emilie Obregon of Triton took the 3,200 in 17:29.8.

The 4×800 boys relay was won by Triton in 9:23.6. Central won the girls 4×800 in 12:53.

Central captured both of the 4×200 relays, the boys winning in 1:36.7 and the girls in 1:55.6.

Western was first in both 4x100s, the boys in 46.5 and the girls in 52.3.

The Hawks won both of the concluding 4×400-meter relays.

An all-freshmen team of Kyndall Thomas, Billie Kate Pope, Gilbert and Ashley Tew won in 5:06 as Pope ran a deciding leg.

Scottavion McNeill, Kameron Harris, Chestnut and Williams won in 3:50.3 with a strong lap from Chestnut.

“That’s about 10 seconds off a qualifying time,” Canterbury said of the last race of the day in regard to a regional berth. “We’ll get in better shape and possibly look at some different personnel. I think we’ll get qualified.”

Triton has a meet at Southern Lee on Thursday.

Triton track coaches Josh Canterbury (left) and T.J. Morrison. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/Al Myatt)

Sophomore Everett Blake of Harnett Central won the 800 meter. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/Al Myatt)

Central’s John Rhody heads to the finish line in the 200. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/Al Myatt)

Western sophomore Taft Cummings completes a start-to-finish win in the 3,200. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/Al Myatt)

Billie Kate Pope (left) hands off to Safari Gilbert in the girls 4×400 relay. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/Al Myatt)

Harnett Central track coaches are, from left, Sam Bell, Carter Benge, Kevin Spears, Mike Enyeart and Everett Ray. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/Al Myatt)


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