As much as anything, Sommer Knight is an athlete who has found the pole vault to be her calling.
Vaquan Wilder had been feeling the heat all week, and it didn't get any easier when Saturday rolled around.
Jordan Geist was as impressed with the Bojangles Track & Field Classic as the crowd was with his performance.
The weather didn't cooperate in the Covington, Ga., area this past week, which meant Elija Godwin and his teammates on the track team at Newton High School only had one day of practice.
COLUMBIA -- When the Bullis School competed in what was then the Taco Bell Track and Field Classic in 2014, the Bulldogs brought five girls to Columbia.
Pennsylvania high school shot putter Jordan Geist already has amassed a bevy of records and honors on his way to signing a scholarship with the University of Arizona.
The Dixie crowd was especially enthusiastic Saturday after its boys team won the Class A state championship at Sandhills Research Center.
Nearly an hour after they had sprinted to the end side by side, the rest of the field in their wake, Riverside's Jessie Crowley and Cate Ambrose talked about the thrilling finish of Saturday's Eye Opener.
It hasn't always gone according to plan for John Ward. He's had to learn how to compete with the leaders of a cross country race.
MAULDIN - The doors to Mauldin High School opened, and Delmer Howell was greeted by more than three decades of memories.
COLUMBIA - Considering how fast Tevin Richardson runs and how small Calhoun Falls is, you'd think he could cover the whole town in no time at all.
After blazing a trail to the 100-meter dash championship at Saturday's Bob Jenkins Coaches Classic at Dutch Fork High School, West Ashley senior Darrell Singleton had his next hundred on his mind.
COLUMBIA — They accomplished what they came to accomplish Saturday, but it was a stepping stone.
COLUMBIA — St. Joseph's girls cross country coach Marie Kernell watched her team win its sixth consecutive Class A championship Saturday with two runners who were pretty much new to the sport this season.
SPARTANBURG - Malik Epps has a bad habit of looking back. After Saturday, perhaps the Byrnes senior should spend more time looking ahead.
COLUMBIA -- It's like one of those brain teasers: Quamecha Morrison won the state championship in the high jump last year. She could have won a few more events, but she only entered one.
St. Joseph's girls roll on; Academic Magnet sweeps
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COLUMBIA -- The Bob Jenkins Coaches Classic brings together runners of all classes, giving those from the smallest a chance to test themselves.
SPARTANBURG -- Tanis Baldwin came to the 31st Eye Opener hoping to set the course record. He didn't get that, but he did get to work on his kick.