2018-05-17 / Front Page

Champs again!

Danner and Binns lead Tiger girls to 3rd place at state


Members of the state’s third place Class A track team posing with their trophy include (l-r) Jasmyne Fry, Janae Walton, Lyneisha Watts, Ta’aliyah Booker, Secoriah Danner (in back), Tycoriah Danner, Kiara Binns, Vernisia Lester, McCamy Garrard, and (not pictured) Mikayla Broome. Members of the state’s third place Class A track team posing with their trophy include (l-r) Jasmyne Fry, Janae Walton, Lyneisha Watts, Ta’aliyah Booker, Secoriah Danner (in back), Tycoriah Danner, Kiara Binns, Vernisia Lester, McCamy Garrard, and (not pictured) Mikayla Broome. As if a third place finish as a team wasn’t enough at the state Class A track meet, two Tiger girls raced for individual state championships in their respective events last week. Even more impressive is that it’s the second year in a row that Tycoriah Danner and Kiara Binns have returned to Washington-Wilkes adorned with gold medals.

Tycoriah “ReRe” Danner was the fastest girl in the state for the second consecutive year as she finished first in the 100-meter dash. And she still has another year to compete.

Kiara Binns took first in the 200-meter dash to win the event. Both Binns and Danner were members of the 2017 state championship 4x100 relay team which was poised to repeat this year. However, an unfortunate scratch at the region level knocked them out of the state competition.


State champions (front, l-r) Tycoriah Danner and Kiara Binns show off their medals, shirts, and caps to the delight of their coaches T.C. Jay and Angel Heard. State champions (front, l-r) Tycoriah Danner and Kiara Binns show off their medals, shirts, and caps to the delight of their coaches T.C. Jay and Angel Heard. And then a great surprise came to light when the Tigers’ 4x400 relay team, with some new young runners, placed second in the state. Those team members are Ta’aliyah Booker, Secoriah Danner, Lyneisha Watts, Vernisia Lester, and Janae Walton.

Other finishes for the girls were Jasmyne Fry, third in discus; Mikayla Broome, fifth in the 3200-meter run; Secoriah Danner, fifth in the 200-meter dash, and sixth in the 100-meter dash; and McCamy Garrard, 16th in the 3200-meter run.

The Tiger boys finished 17th overall and had some good finishes as well.

Deondre Lester finished fourth in the 110-meter hurdles; Ramello Miller, Brandon Taylor, Deondre Lester, Jamal Daniels, and Justin Meyers were sixth in the 4x100 relay; Dalenarion Kendrick finished seventh in the 110-meter hurdles; and Lester, Miller, Daniels, Taylor, and Meyers took eighth place in the 4x400 relay.

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