Hawkins betters her own school record in shot put

SNOW HILL — Another track meet, another school record.

That was the pattern last spring during the outdoor season for Kent County High School’s Ke’yare Hawkins, who established a new KCHS standard in the shot put of 29 feet, 10.5 inches April 20 at the Kent Island Invitational, eclipsing the previous record of 29-5.5 that had stood since May 1995.

She re-established the outdoor record to 32-7.25 at the state-qualifying 1A East Region meet May 18-20 and bettered it again at the state championships on May 27 when she placed seventh with a throw of 33-9.

We’re only two weeks into the shorter indoor season and already Hawkins, now a sophomore, has established and re-established the school record.

At the Dec. 13 meet at the Worcester County Recreation Center, which is the locale for all regular-season indoor meets, Hawkins boosted her own school record to 33 feet, 10.5 inches.

In her indoor debut Dec. 6, Hawkins threw 31-2.5 to break a school record that had stood since February 1996.

Others we anticipate reading a lot about this winter are juniors Tyrell Fennell and Gavin Larrimore.

Fennell is the Trojans’ top sprinter. His time of 6.72 seconds in the 55 meters last week, which was a personal best, placed him third among 60 competitors.

Larrimore also was third in the shot put with a throw of 39-9, equaling his personal best. There were 43 entries in this event.

Junior Vick Chance scored his first points of the season with a high jump of 5 feet, 6 inches. He placed sixth on criteria after a four-way tie for fourth. Overall, there were 16 entries.

Only the top eight place-finishers in each event score.

This was another huge meet with 16 public high schools from the Eastern Shore of Maryland and six additional schools from Delaware.

Most of the individual track events had at least 40 entries, though some had as many as 50 and 60.

Coach Kalyn Stout said many of the Trojans realized personal bests.

She said Hawkins is ranked second in the state among Class 1A schools, Fennell is third and Larrimore is ninth in their respective signature events.

Printed here are complete results for the Trojans from the Dec. 13 meet.


55 meters: Jaeda Hoxter, 8.55; Tess Fuchs, 8.57; and Taylor Strong, 10.37.

300 meters: Fuchs, 53.66; Amara-Chi Hollins, 1:00.20; and Strong, 1:02.87.

500 meters: Molly Depp, 1:48.76.

800 meters: Depp, 3:22.41.

55-meter hurdles: Hoxter, 11.78; and Hollins, 14.05.

4×200 relay of Strong, Hollins, Fuchs and Hoxter,  2:20.03.

Shot put: Ke’yare Hawkins, school record of 33 feet, 10.5 inches, first; Laila Johnson, 22-5; and Grace Lindsay, 19-9.5.


55 meters: Tyrell Fennell, 6.72, third; and Taion Johnson, 7.18.

300 meters: Trent Johnson, 42.64; and Owen Highland, 50.82.

500 meters: Trent Johnson, 1:21.24; and Nick Stead, 1:21.50.

800 meters: Jack Spray, 2:28.42; Kevin Stroup, 2:36.65; and Andrew Buckel, 2:54.46.

1600 meters: Spray, 5:28.45; and Stroup, 5:59.50.

3200 meters: Buckel, 14:36.15.

55-meter hurdles: Vick Chance, 10.99; and Camren Rush, 11.62.

4×400 relay of Chance, Spray, Stroup and Buckle, 4:30.14.

4×800 relay of Trent Johnson, Spray, Stroup and Stead, 10:09.90.

High jump: Chance, 5 feet, 6 inches, sixth.

Shot put: Gavin Larrimore, 39 feet, 9 inches, third; Harrison Gibby, 31-2.5; and Kasie Matthews, 27-5.5.

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