SOUTHERN PINES — Juniors Diamontre Bennett, Jayvon Boyer and Eumajesty Ward all finished first in at least one individual event to lead the Richmond boys track team to a first-place finish at Pinecrest Thursday afternoon.
Bennett — who grabbed the top spot in the 400 meter dash — crossed the finish line at 53.22 seconds, Boyer ran the 200 meter dash in 23.29s and Ward finished at 15.64s and 43.46s in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles, respectively.
Each Richmond runner received six points apiece for his first-place finish.
Brian Little, Jaleen Baldwin and Yusef Gibson — who also finished second in the 100m dash and long jump — were right behind Boyer in the 200m dash, finishing second, third and fourth.
Shyheem Monroe came in second place in the 400m dash, while Malik Flowers and Robert David were runners-up in the 110m hurdles and shot put, respectively.
The Raiders almost swept the relays, winning three of the four, only falling to Pinecrest in the 4×800 relay.
Richmond’s girls track team saw five runners finish first in their respective events.
Juniors Mya Holiday (100m hurdles) and Corrisa Wall (triple jump), freshmen Adrianna Brown (100m dash) and Taliah Wall (long jump) and sophomore Harmony Jones all had impressive individual performances.
Corrisa Wall finished behind Taliah Wall in the long jump, Taliah Wall was runner-up to Holiday in the 100m hurdles and seniors Nijulia Flowers and Gabrielle Allred combined for six points in the 100m dash behind Brown.
Holiday and Alana McRae were third and second in the 300m hurdles.
The girls 4×100 and 4×200 relay teams also won their respective races.
Richmond boys finished with a total of 115 points and the girls ended the meet, behind Pinecrest, with 104.5 total points.
The girls are back in action today at T.W. Andrews High School in High Point.
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