Nation Ford’s Ansley Archuleta runs the 800-meters event Wednesday during their meet against Clover.

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:, @fortprep

Connor Hill clears a hurdle for the Falcons in their meet against Clover during the 400-meter hurdles event at Nation Ford.