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Contributed PhotoMembers of the Richmond Senior track and field team celebrate after finishing second at the Neal Morris Invitational Saturday in High Point.
Contributed PhotoMembers of the Richmond Senior track and field team celebrate after finishing second at the Neal Morris Invitational Saturday in High Point.
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HIGH POINT — The Richmond Senior boys track and field team finished second in the annual Neal Morris Invitational in High Point Saturday.

The Southeast Guilford boys team won the event with 126 1/2 points, Richmond was second with 102 1/2 and Northeast Guilford was third at 87 1/2.

Travis Newton was first in the 100- and 200-meter runs. Newton was also a member of 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams that placed first. Diamontre Bennett, Jayvon Boyer and Shavar Little joined Newton on the 4x100 squad. Lavell Ellerbe, Boyer and Little were members on the 4x200 team with Newton.

Tyler York was second in the high jump. Richmond had four athletes place third: Brent Flowers (triple jump), Alphonso Jones (shot put), David Watkins (discus) and Little (100-meter).

In the girls meet, Richmond was tied for ninth and Page with 33 1/2 points. Western Guilford captured the event with 119 points.

Daesha Everette was the lone Richmond girl to place in the top three, taking third in the discus.

Both teams are scheduled to return to action 4 p.m. Thursday when Purnell Swett and Scotland come in Rockingham for a three-school Southeastern Conference meet.

Weather cancels more RSHS contests

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior athletic director Ricky Young said Monday’s inclement weather forced three events to be canceled.

Richmond’s varsity baseball team was slated to travel to Charlotte Christian and the junior varsity squad was set to welcome Pine Forest at Raider Field. The boys golf team was to play its fifth Southeastern Conference match of the season at Pinehurst Country Club in Lumberton.

Young said the contest with Christian Christian, which was originally set for March 7, wouldn’t be rescheduled because the schools were unable to find a common open date.

It is not known if the golf match will be rescheduled. If it isn’t, Richmond will not return to the links until 2 p.m. April 28 when the teams will play at Richmond Pines.

Richmond to open SEC tourney play

RAEFORD — After finishing second in the standings to Pinecrest, the Richmond Senior boys tennis team will turn its attention to the Southeastern Conference tournament that begins 11 a.m. today at Hoke.

Richmond coach Mike James will use Colt Auman and John Pittman in singles and the teams of Andrew Balzer-Brandon Ingram and Hill Pence-Ryan Watkins in doubles. The top five finishers in the conference tournament will advance to the 4A East Regional May 2 to 3 at the Althea Gibson Tennis Center in Wilmington.

In the dual-team state playoffs, which are set to begin April 29, Richmond will travel to face the champion from the PAC-6 conference.

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