Bruins notch three region track titles

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Jordan Ribelin


Three Lancaster High Bruins captured region championships at the recent Region III-AAAA track meet.

Junior Yasmine Robinson won her first region title in the discus event. Her throw of 105 feet was good enough to take the women’s title, and qualify for the state qualifying meet Saturday, May 10.

“It was a great feeling to come in first and do something positive for the Lancaster athletic program,” Robinson said.

Junior Kaliya Jackson was the second Lady Bruin to win, capturing the shot put.

LHS senior Quinshun Evans was the third Bruin to win. Evans captured his second region title of the year. After winning the region-championship at 182 pounds in wrestling, his 144-5 foot discus throw was good enough to make him the first Bruin to win region titles in track and wrestling in one season.

“I won region defensive player of the year in football as a junior, so I like to think that I had a pretty successful career,” Evans said. “It’s been a rough year for Lancaster sports, and it’s nice we were able to get Lancaster three region titles in a track region as tough as ours.”

Junior Trevin Mingo-Watts also qualified for the Upstate meet in shot put.

Evans, junior John Bush, sophomore Jeremy Tollliver, and junior Juanyae Richardson qualified for the 4 x 100 event.

Senior Patrick Rutledge, senior Jonathan Reid, senior Dee Lynn and junior Aileem Dawson headlined the male Bruin 4 x 400 team which qualified for state.

The girls 4 x 100 team also qualified and included seventh-grader Rekia Polk, freshman Destiny Cunningham, freshman Alexandria Williams and freshman Shecori Brown. Alexandria also qualified in the girls 100 meters.

Senior Janell Jones qualified for the 1600-meter distance run, and senior Jay Hood qualified for 110-meter hurdles.

Junior Keendarius Truesdale, who finished second to Evans in discus, qualified along with senior Calvin Crawford for the state meet in discus.

Lancaster High School  head track coach Justin Young said he was proud of his team’s effort.

“I am very pleased with the improvements we made during the season. All of our runners dropped their times significantly over the course of the season, and we had large improvements from our throwers and even our high-jumpers,” Young said. “To qualify this many in a region as strong as ours is a large accomplishment.”

The 17 Bruins who qualified will compete in the state track qualifying meet this Saturday.