On April 22nd, Walhalla and Liberty visited Pickens High for a Track and Field meet. In looking at results, Amber Saitta finished first in the 800m and 400m runs. Grace Newman won the girls’ 1600m run and Emerson McCall finished first in the girls’ 3200m run. In relays for the girls, the Pickens ladies won the 4x400m and 4x800m races as well. Finally, with the girls, Emma Bridges won the javelin by setting the first school record in throwing 75-9. On the boys side, a first place finish and school record was set by Payton Brock in the boys javelin as he threw 115-02. In looking further into those results, Trent Payne won the 200m dash and the high jump, Daniel Ross won the 400m dash as the boys took all the points in this event. Other winners included Wyatt Reeves with a new PR in the triple jump, Jackson Crumpton in the shot put, and Brennan Perkins in the discus. On the relay side, the boys also won the 4x800m relay. Overall, both the boys and girls teams won the overall title at the meet as well.
“We are a very young team, and I couldn’t be more proud of our athletes for winning at the meet. What makes it greater is that our athletes stayed around to help clean up and showed high character in helping out. The future is very bright for the Blue Flame, and our coaching staff is proud to be a part of building a winning track and field program.”
Assistant Football/Head Boys’ Track Coach
Pickens High School
(864) 397-3600 ext 3676
Photos Courtesy of Rebecca Newman