Last night the Pickens Blue Flame Track and Field teams ran in the Wren’s Senior Night Home Meet. For the Lady Blue Flame, Senior Amber Saitta ran her personal best and school record breaking time in the 800 at 2:29 placing 1st overall in the event. She also finished 1st place overall in the 400 with a time of 1:06 while 7th grader Ava Owens finished 3rd place overall in the 400 with a season best time of 1:08. In the 200, Junior Aaliyah Martin finished 3rd place overall with a season best time of 29.09. In the 1600, 7th grader Grace Newman finished 3rd place overall with a time of 5:57. In the 400-meter hurdles, Junior Caroline Lucas placed 2nd overall with a time of 1:27. The girls’ 4×100 team, Faith Dorton, Aaliyah Martin, Hannah Campbell, and Ava Owens, placed 2nd overall. The girls’ 4×400 team, Hannah Campbell, Grace Newman, Ava Owens, and Amber Saitta, placed 2nd overall running their season best time of 4:36. The girls’ 4×800 team, Hannah Campbell, Grace Newman, Amber Saitta, and Emerson McCall, placed 3rd overall. In the High Jump, Junior Caroline Lucas placed 3rd overall.
After the meet, Coach Furr said, “Words cannot express how proud I am of our kids. They continue to work so hard and give miles and miles of effort at our meets.”
3rd Grade Teacher
Dacusville Elementary School
Head Cross Country Coach Pickens High School
Girls Head Track and Field Coach Pickens High School
Assistant Girls Basketball Coach Pickens Middle School
Last night, the PHS track and field team traveled to Wren for a multi-team track meet with Wren, Greenville High, Travelers Rest High, Liberty High, and Greenville Tech Charter High School. As of this article, official results have not been posted, but there are a couple highlights well worth mentioning. Multiple personal best times and throws were set, which shows great progress towards the goal of establishing a winning program. Among those personal bests was Amber Saitta, who set a personal best in the 800m run, establishing a new school record that she set two years ago. Congratulations to all of our athletes on a job well done in continuing to get better as the season goes on. We look forward to hosting Liberty and Walhalla next Thursday at Pickens High School.
Assistant Football/Head Boys’ Track Coach
Pickens High School
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