The Aiken high boys and girls track teams showed their dominance once again with another championship win on Friday. This is the second in a row for the boys and the sixth for the girls. The male MVP award went to Antavious Lawton, who swept the sprints, bringing in four wins and 32.5 points. The jumps were dominated by Travis Taylor, who scored 26.5 points. Distance meet leader was Anthony Defillips, who took 20 points with a first in the mile and one in the two mile. On the girls’ side Arianna Williams came two points short of Airport’s Jayla Jamison, with a total of 38 points, three individual wins and one close second. The girls’ distance events were once again led by Victoria Colón-LaBorde who brought in 32.5 points for the third season in a row, winning three individuals and participating on the winning 4×4 team.
First place finishers in individual events were: Antavious Lawton (100, 200, AND 400), Travis Taylor (long jump), Anthony Defillips (1600 and 3200), William Brinkley (Javelin), Daylen Dicks (shot put), Devlin Hill (pole vault), Arianna Williams (100 meter hurdles, 400 meter hurdles, and pole vault), Victoria Colón-LaBorde (800, 1600, and 3200), and Eliza King (javelin). The boys placed first in the 4×4 relay (Antavious Lawton, Travis Taylor, Devlin Hill, and Joey Tracey), and the girls placed first in the 4×1 (Perrin Odom, Lasharie Mack, Jordyn Mobley, and Alejandra Brenes), the 4×4 (Jordyn Mobley, Diamond White, Eliza King, and Victoria Colón-LaBorde) and the 4×8 (Sandi King, Heidi Rolka, Maggie O’Leary, and Eliza King). The boys in the 4×1 and 4×8.
Second place finishers in individual events were: Travis Taylor (high jump), William Brinkley (pole vault), Jason Embrose (800), Braylon Staley (triple jump), Arianna Williams (high jump), Sandi King (javelin), Kezia Jones (shot put), and Emma Poteat (1600).
Scoring for the team in four events were: Antavious Lawton, Travis Taylor, Noah Bloese-Bueno, Eliot Toury, Arianna Williams, Victoria Colón-LaBorde, Perrin Odom, and Jordyn Mobley. Scoring in three events were: William Brinkley, Daylen Dicks, Devlin Hill, Jason Embrose, Braylon Staley, Jameat Williams, Jayden Fuller, Eliza King, Sandi King, Lasharie Mack, Diamond White, Mackenzie Staley, and Alejandra Brenes.
The top four finishers in each event move on to the AAAA Lower State Meet at Beaufort High School on May 15. This exclusive list also includes those with a third or fourth place in an event: Joey Tracey, Peter Caldwell, Noah Bloese-Bueno, Travis Taylor, Jameat Williams, Eliot Toury, Triston Williams, Diamond White, Perrin Odom, Kezia Jones, Lasharie Mack, Laliah Howard, and Emma Poteat.