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Several Mullins runners qualify for Lower State

By C.R. Cumbee

Staff Writer

Mullins—The Mullins girls’ basketball team captured both a region and state championship this season, and several key members of that group have continued that momentum into the spring.

Three of the starters also run track for the Auctioneers, and each one of them scored valuable points for the team while qualifying for the Class AA Lower State meet. Mullins totaled 134 points at the Region 7-AA run in Marion, holding off Carvers Bay (116 points) for the conference crown.

Serenity Hunt advanced in four separate events. She was victorious in the 400-meter run after crossing the finish line in a time of 1:02.84, and had the best distance in the long jump at 15-feet, 8-inches. The senior also came in second in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes.

Another top performer was freshman Janell Sindab, who took top honors in the 100-meter hurdles (17.71 seconds) and 400-meter hurdles (1:14.36).

Senior Brittany McDonald, who was the Class AA girls’ basketball Player of the Year, was runner-up to Hunt in the 400-meter run.

Jade Wicker, a freshman, showed out in the distance events. She won the 1600-meter run with a 6:11.68 and added another individual championship with an 18:19 in the 3200-meter run.

The other victor for the Lady Aucs was eighth-grader Antoinette Reed, who recorded a distance of 30-feet, 2.5-inches in the triple jump.

Also moving on to Lower State was freshman Jireh Richburg (third in 1600-meter run), sophomore Teairra Sanders (third in 200-meter dash), and senior Leann Murray (fourth in shot put). Tanisha Fladger and Zymanique Gray participated for Mullins as well.

In the relay events, both the four-by-400 and four-by-100 groups moved on with runner-up finishes.

The Mullins boys’ track team put forth their best efforts as well during the day, but weren’t as successful as their counterparts. Still, the 400-meter relay team got a fourth-place result to advance.

Individually, senior Jerome Godfrey came in fourth in the 200-meter dash to qualify while junior Jaylon Ritter snuck though in fourth place in the 400-meter run.

Sophomore Da’Vonta Hayes was the other Auctioneer to keep his season alive after taking fourth in the 1600-meter run.

Also competing at the meet was Willie Nelson, Nijohn Bethea, Troy Roberts, Shariff Smith, Riyan Gore, Raquan McDonald, Malik Carter and Jayden Brantley.

In other news, the Mullins football team is just getting underway with its spring practices. The Auctioneers are looking to build off a 4-7 season in which they finished fourth in the conference before falling to Whale Branch, 29-28, in the first round of the playoffs.


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