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May 22nd, 2024


Chris Villegas, Kinston Reeder, Landon Driggers, and Ethan Byerly were Crowned the Regional Champion in the 4x800 relay
Submitted by Coach Moses
Our track and field team competed at Regionals  Saturday May 11 at Davie High School. Chris Villegas, Kinston Reeder, Landon Driggers, and Ethan Byerly were crowned the Regional Champion in the 4x800 relay. They will look to make the podium and hopefully win the 4x800 State Championship. 
Kinston Reeder had a solid showing and won his heat in the 400m dash. Chris Villegas ran a nearly perfect race and ended up qualifying for the state championship meet in the 1600m run while Ethan Byerly finished 2nd in the region in the 800m run and will compete for the state championship in the 800m. 
For the first time in sometime, we had a 4x100 team compete at regionals as well. Earlier in the season, the foursome of Gage Underwood, Kinston Reeder, Aydan Bassett, and Jeremiah Garner broke the school record (which was set last season) in the 4x100 and at regionals Gage, George Nielsen, Aydan, and Jeremiah represented South with a solid showing in the event. After a great fall, Jayden Flannery, a freshman, concluded a solid freshman year by competing in the 3200m run. He had a great year throughout and has a very bright future in the program. 
This season we also added a huge component to our program with the addition of Coach John Fitz. Coach Fitz brings a solid background with him and he coached the sprinters/jumpers this year. Coach Mallory Gardner was the throws coach and we had basically new faces in those areas but all of them were consistently throwing PRs at the end of the season and one of them, Landon Driggers, threw the discus at regionals. 
All in all, it has been a great season! 

Pictured from L to R: Kinston Reeder, Landon Driggers, Ethan Byerly, and Chris Villegas


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