Saints experience rough day on the track


WINSTON-SALEM – Southern Wayne experienced an uncharacteristically tough day, but despite the disappointment, returned home a little wiser Friday.

Two Saints placed among the top 12 in their respective individual events and the 4x2 relay also took 12th during the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championship meet.

“We learned from it,” SW head coach Ronnie McClary Jr. said. “We learned that we have to work that much harder to keep from getting those same results moving forward. It’s tough not having much experience in those types of environments and on a 200-meter track like that, but we’ll use this experience and prepare for the spring.

“Our underclassmen will use this as fuel so they can get back and perform better next year.”

The day-long meet was contested on the JDL Fast Track at Winston-Salem State University.

Xavious Speight posted a mark of 39 feet, 4 ½ inches to finish among the top 12 in the triple jump. Isaiah Sharpe logged a distance of 42-7 ½ in the shot put, also good enough for 12th place.

Southern Wayne’s relay of Speight, Kadarius Hall, Jerome Moore and Tayvon Callahan wound up 12th with a time of 1 minute, 36.68 seconds.

Speight ended up 18th in the long jump with a mark of 19-3 1/2.

Callahan and Malik Thomas participated in the 55-meter hurdles, while Moore battled in the 55-meter dash.


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