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Christopher Gaddist, Patrick Sheppard

Christopher Gaddist of Woodland takes a hurdle in the 110-meter hurdles on Saturday. He claimed first place, while Patrick Sheppard, far right, captured third.

HOPKINS — The timing to join the Woodland High School track and field team for the first time could not have worked out more favorably for Michael Wamer.

The “Elite 11” and South Carolina State-bound linebacker was not only the third T&D Region student-athlete to earn a gold medal in the triple jump this past weekend at the S.C. High School League Track and Field Championships at Lower Richland High School. His high finishes in that event and the long jump propelled the Wolverines to the S.C. High School League Class 2-A boys title.

Wamer called the victory the highlight of his prep career.

Woodland’s 121 points was 26 higher than second-place Bishop England. Other Wolverines who claimed gold were Christopher Gaddist, who swept the relay events; Rameak Smith in the long jump; Juadon Chandler in the high jump; and the 4x100 meter relay team.

Woodland’s Victoria Wamer was the lone local female gold medalist in the long jump. She helped the Lady Wolverines place fifth overall with Bishop England once again winning the team points total.

S.C. High School League Track & Field Championships results

(GIRLS)

Class 3-A

Long Jump — Shanice Leach (Orangeburg-Wilkinson) 6th place

Triple jump — Shanice Leach (Orangeburg-Wilkinson) 1st place

Class 2-A

4x400 meter relay — Woodland (2nd place)

4x800 meter relay — Woodland (3rd place)

Long jump — Victoria Wamer (Woodland) — 3rd place

Triple Jump — Victoria Wamer (Woodland) — 1st place

(BOYS)

Class 3-A

400 meters — Sam Felder (Orangeburg-Wilkinson) 7th place

4x400 meters — Orangeburg-Wilkinson (7th place)

Long jump — Wallie Tart (Orangeburg-Wilkinson) 7th place

Class 2-A

200 meters — Alex Brown (Lake Marion) 7th place

1600 meters — Xavier Johnson (Edisto) 6th place

3200 meters — Lavarious Boyd (Woodland) 7th place

110 meter hurdles — Christopher Gaddist (1st place) & Patrick Sheppard (3rd place) both of Woodland

400 meter hurdles — Christopher Gaddist (1st place) & Patrick Sheppard (8th place) both of Woodland

4x100 meter relay — Woodland (1st place) and Calhoun County (2nd place)

4x400 meter relay — Woodland (2nd place)

4x800 meter relay — Woodland (3rd place)

High Jump — Juadon Chandler (1st place) & Sergio Smith (3rd place) both of Woodland

Long Jump — Rameak Smith (1st place), Michael Wamer (2nd place) and Zaunce Simmons (5th place) all of Woodland

Triple Jump — Michael Wamer (1st place), Zaunce Simmons (3rd place) and Sergio Smith (6th place) all of Woodland

Shot put — Roderick Britt (Woodland) 3rd place & Taiquandre Houser (Calhoun County) 4th place

Discus Throw — Roderick Britt (Woodland) 4th place

Class A

100 meters — Richard Bell (Blackville-Hilda) 4th place

200 meters — Richard Bell (Blackville-Hilda) 7th place

110 meter hurdles — Stephen Darby (North) 5th place

4x100 meters — North (7th place)

Discus Throw — Dakota Roundtree (Blackville-Hilda) 8th place

Contact the writer: tgrant@timesanddemocrat.com or (803) 533-5547. Follow Grant on Twitter@TandDSports.

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