Charleston County School District student-athletes collected several state titles at the 2023 South Carolina High School League state track and field championship on May 21 and 22 at Spring Valley High School.
Wando High School's Hannah Togami became a three-time state champion in the girls' pole vault; the senior broke her own state record by clearing 13’2”. She won the event by more than two feet.
Julia Galbally won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.91.
On the boys’ side, Wando’s Jake Liebert repeated as a state champion in the 3,200-meter run with a 9:05.95 (close to 14 seconds faster than the second-place runner). Liebert also collected gold in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:11.04.
Fellow Warrior Troy Cocco set the state record in the javelin with a throw of 196’6”, winning the event by close to 18 feet.
R.B. Stall High School’s Josue Salazar won the 400 hurdles with a time of 52.66 - close to a second and a half faster than second place. He is the first Warrior to capture a state championship in track and field since 2002. Salazar was the runner-up in the 110 hurdles as well.
James Island Charter High School's girls' 4x800 girls’ relay team won the state title for the third year in a row; Alex LaRue, Alice Taylor, M.K. Huddleston, and Avery Belk captured gold with a time of 9:28.02 - close to two seconds faster than second place, and more than 18 seconds faster than their championship time from last year.
Freshman Nicola Visser of Lucy Beckham High School repeated as state champion in the girls' pole vault state championship with a height of 11’0”.
The Bengals also earned a state title in the girls’ 800 meters thanks to Julia Goldman and her time of 2:13.52.
Lucy Beckham’s boys’ team picked up a state title in the 400-meter race; Henry Goldsmith won with a time of 56.11.
Academic Magnet High School’s Quinn Swanton took home the gold in the boys’ 3,200-meter run; the sophomore recorded a time of 9:44.69
Fellow Raptor Jack Millet captured the state title in the pole vault; the junior cleared 14’0” and won the event by close to a foot and a half.