PCA nips Deer Creek for 5-A title

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 17, 2003

[4/17/03]Brittany Willis and Kelly Ashley each won five events, and Blair Purvis won three to lead Porters Chapel Academy to a first-place finish at the Conference 5-A track meet Wednesday in Greenville.

Willis won in the 200- and 400-meter dash, and was a part of the winning 4×100, 4×200, and 4×400 meter relay teams. She also finished third in the 100 meter dash as PCA totaled 131 points to edge Deer Creek, which had 128 points.

Ashley was on the winning relay teams, and also took first in the 800 and 1,600 meter runs, while Purvis won the 300 meter hurdles and was on the winning relay teams.

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Amber Ross was also a winner in the 100-meter hurdles, while Brady Willis was second in the 100-meter dash and Bailey Williams was second in the 3,200-meter run.

PCA dominated on the track to overcome Deer Creek’s strong showing in the field events.

The Lady Warriors got a win from Claire Underwood in the discus, and scored 28 points in the field. PCA, meanwhile, totaled only 10 points.

The Lady Eagles made up for it with nine first-place finishes on the track, including a sweep of the three relays. PCA was either first or second in every track event.

Deer Creek finished second in all three relays, and lost to PCA in the 4×100 by just .05 seconds.

In the boys’ meet, Briarfield’s Drew Manning won the 200- and 400-meter dash, and was second in the 300-meter hurdles to lead the Rebels to an easy win.

Briarfield won all but two track events and totaled 196 points, more than 100 better than second-place finisher Sharkey-Issaquena. SIA’s Garrett Howell won the pole vault, was second in the 110 meter hurdles, and third in the 300 meter hurdles as the Confederates edged Deer Creek for third, 92-90.

PCA’s Allen Cassell won the high jump, with a leap of 5 feet, 10 inches, and was second in the triple jump and fifth in the long jump to lead the Eagles’ fifth-place effort. PCA totaled 46 team points.

Wesley Purvis was second in the 100 meters for PCA, and the Eagles also got third-place efforts from Kenny Simms in the 400 meters and their 4×100 meter relay team.