Two records fall on day one of state meet

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COLUMBIA -- Lexington boys and Wando girls started off day one of the state meet with meet records in the Class AAAA 4x800-meter relays. 

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Lexington boys ran a new meet record of 7 minutes, 48.95 seconds, good for top 14th nationally. Lead pack splits: (1:57, 1:58, 1:56, 1:56). Lexington interview with race highlights

Spartanburg boys were close behind the Wildcats and during the last exchange the Vikings dropped the baton with Nate Gordon and Lexington's Colby Coulter racing to a six second finish difference. 

Spring Valley held the previous record (7:53), set in 2010.

Wando girls ran a time of 9 minutes, 25.40 seconds. The previous record was 9:27 (Summerville, 2007). Wando interview with race highlights

Chapin senior Mason Zandi won the shot put (52-03.5) and discus (151-02).

Hilton Head boys won a close race in the Class AAA 4x800 in 8:09 to Chapin with a time of 8:09.19.

South Pointe's Brett Squibbs won the Class AAA pole vault, clearing 15 feet, 6 inches, winning by judges decision.  

Seneca girls lead the Class AAA team competition after day one with 47.50 points after five events. Wade Hampton is second (35) and Hartsville third (14). 

Aiken girls are ahead with 18 points and Summerville in a  close second with 14 in Class AAAA team standings. Sumter is third with 11 after three events. 

South Pointe boys are leading Class AAA with 34 points after five events. Chapin is second with 28 and Dreher third (20). 

Dutch Fork boys lead the Class AAAA competition after three events with 21 points and Richland Northeast second (14). Spartanburg is third with 13 points. 

Day two action starts at 9 a.m. The Class A and AA meet starts in the afternoon. 

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