Deep, talented Trojans open track season as winners



How did that happen?

Those were the questions asked when Kent County High School’s boys seemed to come out of nowhere to win the first outdoor track and field meet of the season March 21.

Senior Larry Steward, who captured gold in the high jump in the indoor state championships in February, took first in his signature event, led the 200-meter dash and ran on the winning 4×100-meter relay to help KCHS head the large six-school meet.

Kent County also had individual winners in Rah Zir Wilson (110 hurdles) and Gavin Larrimore (discus) and runners-up in Tyrell Fennell (100 meters), RJ Peterson (200 meters) and the 4×200-meter relay.

On the girls side, sophomore Ke’yare Hawkins won both throwing events. She is a region champion in the indoor and outdoor shot put, and holds the program records for shot put and discus.

Among the newcomers, KCHS received a big boost from junior Zoe Angenieux, an exchange student from Germany who already has lettered in volleyball and basketball this school year. Making her track and field debut, Angenieux won the triple jump and placed second in the long jump and 200 meters.

Under the leadership of second-year head coach Kalyn Stout, the KCHS track and field program has a roster of nearly 60 girls and boys. They include a handful of state qualifiers during the indoor season: Hawkins (shot put), Steward (high jump), Fennell (55 meters), Wilson (high jump) and Larrimore (shot put).

Fennell also qualified for the New Balance Nationals indoor meet.

For most of Kent County’s runners and jumpers and throwers, this is their primary sport — though there are a few who are taking advantage of the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association’s new dual sport option that allows student-athletes to participate in two interscholastic sports in the same season.

Printed below are complete results for the Trojans from the March 21 season opener. Their competitors were from host Colonel Richardson, Snow Hill, Easton and two schools from Virginia, Nandua and Chincoteague. 

In the girls meet, KCHS totaled 85 points to forge a tie with Snow Hill for second. Easton was next with 82 points. Colonel Richardson was the runaway winner with 149 points.

On the boys side, Kent County led the way with 113 points. Colonel Richardson was second with 108.5, followed by Snow Hill (96), Easton (94), Nandua (78) and Chincoteague (28.5)


100 meters: Brooklyn Gordon, 15.14, 13th; and Jaeda Hoxter, 15.34, 14th.

200 meters: Zoe Angenieux, 30.74, second.

400 meters: Janey Depp, 1:16.94, fifth; Delilah Markovic, 1:31.84, 10th; and Ava Pannet, 1:37.24, 11th.

800 meters: McKenzie Smith, 3:39.0, 12th.

1600 meters: Smith, 7:54.00, ninth.

100-meter hurdles: Kamari Hoxter, 20.64, second; and J. Hoxter, 21.34, third.

4×100-meter relay of K. Hoxter, Angenieux, Love Jackson and J. Hoxter, 1:01.94, third.

4×200-meter relay of Gordon, Pannet, Markovic and Janey Depp, 2:18.50, fifth.

Long jump: Angenieux, 15 feet, 5 inches, second; K. Hoxter, 12-11, sixth; Jackson, 12-3, eighth; and Amari-Chi Hollins, 9-11, 12th.

Triple jump: Angenieux, 32 feet, 5 inches, first; and J. Hoxter, 28-8, second.

Discus: Ke’yare Hawkins, 93 feet, 5 inches, first; Amaya Barrett, 57-5, sixth; Molly Depp, 52-8, seventh; Kayden Russell, 48-8, 11th; and Imani Goodridge, 26-5, 17th.

Shot put: Hawkins, 31 feet even, first; Barrett, 24-6, fourth; Russell, 23-6, fifth; and Goodridge, 17-7, 11th.


100 meters: Tyrell Fennell, 11.34, second; and Rah ‘Zir Wilson, 12.04, ninth.

200 meters: Larry Steward, 22.34, first; and RJ Peterson, 23.04, second.

400 meters: Trent Johnson, 57.44, third; Kiyan Hynson, 1:00.14, sixth; Nick Stead, 1:00.94, eighth; Colbyn Lopez, 1:01.04, 10th; Ben Coleman, 1:01.54, 12th; Jalen Wilmore, 1:04.04, 16th; Landon Merritt, 1:04.74, 19th; John Coleman, 1:09.84, 24th; Owen Hyland, 1:11.64, 25th; and Genesis Blake, 1:17.44, 28th.

800 meters: Trent Johnson, 2:24.00, third; Jack Spray and Jermaine Keeling, 2:38.00, tie for eighth; Kevin Stroup and J. Coleman, 2:39.00. tie for 11th; and Aiden Maxey, 3:13.00, 20th.

1600 meters: Spray, 5:56.00, seventh; and Stroup, 6:04.00, eighth.

3200 meters: Joseph Donaldson, 15:03.00, eighth; and Maxey, 15:15.00, ninth.

110-meter hurdles: Wilson, 17.04, first; Hynson, 19:54, fourth; and B. Coleman, 23.44, seventh.

300-meter hurdles: Hynson, 49.84, fourth; and B. Coleman, 51.14, seventh.

4×100-meter relay of Fennell, Steward, Taion Johnson and Wilson, 45.44, first.

4×200-meter relay of Peterson, Zayvion Brown, Jonah Somerville and Fennell, 1:35.00, second.

4×400-meter relay of Lopez, Stead, Hynson and Trent Johnson, 4:23.80, fourth.

4×800-meter relay of Trent Johnson, Stroup, Spray and Stead, 9:45.00, second.

High jump: Steward, 6 feet, 2 inches, first; Wilson, 5-6, fourth; and Peterson, 5-0, ninth.

Long jump: Taion Johnson, 16 feet, 8 inches, seventh; Somerville, 16-1, ninth; Brown, 15-7, 10th; and Wilmore, 14-0, 15th,

Discus: Gavin Larrimore, 117 feet, 9 inches, first; DeAndre Redding, 94-10.5, seventh; Spray, 79-3.5, 14th; Harrison Gibby, 72-9, 17th; Ja’Marcus Downs, 63-10.5, 25th; Taeshaun Demby, 54-11,5, 31st; Maxey, 39-6.5, 33rd; and Donaldson, 38-8, 34th.

Shot put: Larrimore, 38 feet, 5 inches, fifth; Gibby, 31-5, 12th; Redding, 25-6, 19th; Downs, 25-5, 20th; Demby, 24-9, 21st; Maxey, 22-10, 27th; and Donaldson, 20-2, 30th.

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