In its first dual meet of the year, the Nation Ford track team split with Clover with part of the meet held in a downpour Wednesday.
Both teams were able to complete the meet despite the rain hitting the area. The Clover boys won 90-76, while the Nation Ford girls won 96-68.
Ansley Archuleta led the way for the Nation Ford girls’ team as she won three events in the 400-meters in 1:04.06, 800-meters in 2:34.39 and the pole vault clearing 10 feet even.
Camryn Lorick was also a multiple winner for the Falcons as well in the girls’ events winning the 100-meters in 12.47 and the high jump clearing 5 feet, 4 inches. Naturee Thomas also won multiple events as well for Nation Ford winning both the long jump hitting a leap of 13 feet, 2 inches and the triple jump with a combined distance of 30 feet, 10 inches.
Nation Ford’s additional winners in girls’ events were Mia Royall in the 1,600-meters in 5:51.91 and Tessa Kramer in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:08.03. The Falcons girls’ squad also won the 4×400-meters in 4:29.92 and the 4×100-meters in 50.08.
In the boys’ events for the Falcons, Nation Ford has seven different winners. The Falcons dominated most of the short-distance track events. Victor Lindsay won the 100-meters in 11.23 and Donaven Pittman won the 200-meters in 24.30. Connor O’Flynn won the 400-meters in 54.53 and Connor Hill won the 400-meter hurdles in 1:07.42, while Alan Dayrit won the 800-meters in 2:07.35. The Nation Ford boys did win the 4×100 event in 44.55.
Nation Ford split the long-distance events with Clover winning the mile, while Jonathan Pool won the 3,200-meters in 11:00.85 for the Falcons. In the field events, the only winner for the Falcons was Malakai Branton in the high jump clearing 5 feet, 4 inches.
The Falcons next scheduled meet is March 24 at Bob Jones Stadium against Fort Mill.
Mac Banks: firstname.lastname@example.org, @fortprep