BHS track hits stride
The Berkeley boys and girls track teams each placed second in a three-team meet with Hanahan and Cane Bay last week.
The Stags trailed the Hawks 97 to 83, with Cane Bay placing third with 38 points.
On the girls’ side the team finished second again to Hanahan, this time by a 79 to 63 mark, and narrowly edged the Lady Cobras who finished third with 62 points. The Lady Stags sprinters continued to score high marks, with the 4x100 relay team posting a winning time of 48.73 seconds.
“Our boys’ sprinters are doing better than we expected,” said Berkeley Coach Greg Christiansen. “They are starting to get some notice around the area. The girls’ sprinters are tough again this year as well.”
Ezequial Sepulaveda won in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, winning the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.71 seconds.
Winners for Berkeley include the boys’ 4x100 relay team with a time of 43.29 seconds, narrowly edging Hanahan by .04 of a second.
In the 110-meter hurdles the Stags took three of the four top spots with Keishaun Limehouse winning with a time of 14.84. Leon Ravenell finished third with a time of 15.12 and Dee Harley finished fourth with a time of 15.53. Gregg Casselman finished second for Hanahan with a time of 15.00 seconds.
In the boys 100-meter dash chasing Sepulaveda’s blistering time was Hanahan’s Kahlim Denmark, who finished second with a time of 10.79. Limehouse finished third with a time of 10.97.
In the boys’ 1600-meter run the Hawks Joel Mercaldo took top spot with a time of 5:07.66. Berkeley’s Tony Lilly took second with a time of 5:08.36 and Austin Clewis finished third with a time of 5:12.55.
Emanuel Collier took first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.78, edging Cane Bay’s Romante Frasier who finished at 52.72. The Stags’ Karon Reid finished third with a 53.24 time.
The Cobras’ Najee Walker won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:11.00.
In the boys’ 200-meter dash Sepulaveda took his second race of the day with a time of 22.05 seconds. Josh Sellars finished third for the Stags with a time of 23.08.
In the 3200-meter run Hanahan’s William Murray (11:20) edged the Stags’ Austin Clewis (11:24). Cane Bay’s Christian Lawyer finished third with a time of 11:36.
On the field side for the boys, Hanahan’s Mario Gates and the Stags’ Ezequial Jenkins tied in the high jump with a leap of 6-02. In the long jump Jenkins edged Gates this time with a leap of 22.20
In the triple jump Gates took the top spot with a leap of 43-04.50. Juwan Tolliver finished second for Cane Bay at 42-00.25 and the Stags’ Dee Harley placed third jumping 40-03.50.
Cane Bay’s Sydney Hickert (17.45) edged Hanahan’s Erica Taylor (17.66). Berkeley’s Penda Sanno finished third with a time of 18.87.
In the 100-meter dash Lady Stags’ sprinters Marissa Pinckney and Ashlynn Smalls tied with a time of 12.32 seconds. Pinckney also finished third in the 800-meter run.
Jonnay Anthony won the 400-meter hurdles for the Lady Stags with a time 72.22 over Cane Bay’s Sydney Hickert (79.79).
In the 200-meter dash the Lady Stags made it a clean sweep with Donni Robinson (26.43), Chelsey Stokes (27.04) and Ashlynn Smalls (27.20) taking the top three spots. Robinson also placed first in the triple jump with a leap of 35-10.00.
Hanahan’s Grace Young (13:49) edged out Berkeley’s Kasey Morris (14:06) in the girls 3200-meter run.
The Lady Stags’ Shaylin Shine placed second in the girls’ discus throw with a toss of 90-01 and third in the shot put with toss of 29-05.50. Priscilla Washington placed second for Berkeley with a throw of 31-01.50.