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Hanahan teams in line for championships

 

By Rob Gantt

Special to the HSSR

 

 HANAHAN – The Hanahan High School track and field and softball teams entered the home stretch of the spring with chances to win state championships.

The Hawks have athletes in 13 of 17 events for the Class AAA state championships at Spring Valley High School on May 12-13, including the Lower State’s top seeds in a number of events.

Junior sprinter Quincy Mitchell was No. 1 in the 100- and 200-meter dashes in the Class AAA Lower State qualifier at Bishop England High School on May 6. Mitchell, who broke Chris Brown’s school record in the 100, also moved on to state in the 400-meter dash and will run a leg one of three Hawks relays that advanced.

Eighth-grader Noah Ward is the Lower State’s No. 1 seed two distance events, the 1600- and 3200-meter runs, and will also compete in a relay.

Senior jumper Jamie Watson is the top seed in the triple jump. He also moved on in the high jump and will take part in a relay.

Thrower Tyler Duncan advanced to state in the shot put and discus and Pierce Emerine will compete in the 800-meter dash.

In softball, the Hawkettes knocked off Dillon 7-1 on Monday, May 8 to earn a spot in the Lower State final on Friday, May 12.

Emily Elmore led the way with three hits while Kendall Grubb, Hannah Robinson and Lauren Anderson had two apiece. Ashley Meckley knocked in two runs on sacrifice flies.

Southpaw slinger Drayton Siegling struck out seven and allowed just one run in the top of the seventh.

The Hawkettes were to meet Dillon or Aynor on Friday, needing one win to advance. Dillon or Aynor would have to win twice. At press time, Woodruff was the unbeaten team in the Upper State.

The best-of-3 state title series begins on Monday, May 15 at the Upper State champion and returns to the Lower State champion on Wednesday, May 17.

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