The main event of last week’s Chatham High School sports calendar was the 2A Region C track meet. Anasia Harrell is the region champion in the 100 meter high hurdles. Harrell set a new personal record with a time of 16.67. Caleb Wright is the region champion in the 1600 and the 3200. Wright left the field in the dust. He beat the second place 3200 meter runner by 43 seconds. Both athletes will compete at the state meet this week.
In order to qualify for the state meet an athlete has to run a qualifying time, throw a qualifying distance, or finish in the top four of the event at the region meet. First year runner Charity Wilson qualified for the state meet by placing third in the high jump. Both Wilson and Alex Fulcher of Appomattox cleared 4’-10”. Wilson won the tie breaker by having fewer misses during the competition. Caroline Broomell, Bailey Calhoun, Charity Wilson, and Makenzie Mitchell earned a berth at the state meet by placing fourth in the 4x800 meter relay.
Carter Boon capped an excellent season with a seventh place finish in the 800. Petyon McCoy placed eleventh in the triple jump. First year thrower Daniel Hyler threw 101-10 in the discus. Seth Barker placed just behind Hyler in the discus. Senior thrower Rhamir Coles placed tenth in the shot put.
Andresia Conley sprinted to tenth place in the 200. Kristen Rogers was tenth in the 800. Betsabe Galindo was tenth in the 1600. Senior thrower Emerson Scollo placed tenth in the discus.
The remaining track team members travel to East Rockingham High School in Elkton, for the state championship meet.