The Laurens Raiders traveled to Westside High Thursday night to take on several teams and fine tune personal events in preparation for the upcoming Region 2-4A Championships to be held May 8, 2021 at Eastside HS in Taylors, SC.
Numerous athletes secured an opportunity to participate at the region meet through their performance Thursday evening. Some athletes found new events to the help the team. The athletes that found a new event were Ernesto Ramirez and Jay Pulley. Ernesto earned a 3rd place finish in the 400IH; while Jay placed 2nd in the High Jump. Travija Austin placed in the triple jump and long jump.
The Raiders also had the following placers:
Jayden McGowan 1st in the 100m and 200m
David Anderson 1st in the Discus and Javelin – 2nd in the Shot Put
TJ Garlington 1st in Shot Put – 2nd in Discus
Stephen McBeth 2nd in 100m
Cayson Elledge 4th in 200m and 3rd in the 400m
Luis Rios-Brena 1st in the 800m and 1600m
Josue Garcia 2nd in 3200m and 3rd in 1600m
Zy Todd 2nd in 110HH
4×100 (Mali Walker, McGowan, McBeth, Pulley) 2nd
4×400 (Ramirez, Mark Hattaway, Walker, Elledge) 2nd
Damien Patrick 3rd in Javelin
John Brown 5th in Javelin and Discus
Jay Pulley 5th in the 200m
The Raiders are in action at the Region 2-4A Championships located in Taylors SC. The meet will be held Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Eastside High. The meet is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m.