Strain’s effort helps Lancaster High girls’ win

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Run for Ryan KLS county track meet

By Robert Howey




The Lancaster Lady Bruins swept 10 firsts and the meet’s top three individual awards on the way to the girls victory in the county track meet as part of the Run for Ryan KLS event at the Lancaster High School track on Saturday afternoon.

The event is held in memory of Ryan McKinney, a LHS graduate who ran track for the Bruins during his high school career.

The 7-3 Lady Bruins, who scored 123 points, were paced by junior Kadedra Strain who scored 24 points.

Strain won the 100 hurdles, 400 hurdles, high jump and ran a leg on the 4 x 100 relay team, which also included Destanie Cunningham, Aiesha Cunningham and T. Polk.

Zakeya Strain ran a 13.40 to win the 100 meters to capture the fastest girl award.

The stongest girl award went to Yasmine Robinson, who won the discus with a 75-9 effort during the field events.

Aliya Byrd won the shot put, while Zykeya Strain won the 400 meters and 200 meters and ran a leg on the 4 x 400-meter relay which included Precious Polk, Aiesha Cunningham and Destanie Cunningham.

Indian Land, which finished second with 58 points, was sparked by junior Lindsey Johnson, who won the long jump and triple jump.

IL’s Tiffany Miller, a sophomore, captured firsts in the 1600 and 3200 meters.

Destiny Todd took the win in the 800-meter run.

Andrew Jackson scored 31 points and Buford followed with 30.

AJ’s Bre Wright aided the Lady Vols’ effort, placing second in the shot put and discus.

Buford was paced by the efforts of Madison Flynn and Devona Brace.

Donna White, the mother of Ryan McKinney, said she was “well-pleased” with the event.

“The whole day ran smooth and it seems each year we’re able to draw more people to give them a greater awareness of KLS and raise funds to help fight this disease,” White said. “Ryan would be so pleased to know that a sport he loved and a school he loved is making a difference in the world.”