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Kieffer wins twice at Rebel Invitational
Candace Kieffer
Candace Kieffer - photo by Photo submitted

Effingham County’s Candace Kieffer captured first-place finishes in the 1600 and 3200 at the inaugural Rebel Invitational on Saturday.

Kieffer, who signed to run at the University of Miami, ran a 5:32.59 in the 1600 and an 11:48.99 in the 3200 to top the girls’ seven-team field.

For the South Effingham boys, senior Chase Garrett tied his school record with a 10-0 in the pole vault.

ECHS girls with top-three performances were: Roneisha Goss (200, 26.41, 1st; high jump, 5-2, 3rd), Enna Lackey (100 hurdles, 16.49, 1st; 300 hurdles, 50.21, 2nd), Abby McDonald (shot, 36-11, 2nd; 100, 13.19, 3rd) and Kalyce Watson (triple jump, 32-5, 2nd; long jump, 15-9, 3rd) and the 4 X 200 relay was first with a time of 1:48.73.

For the Rebels in the eight-team boys field, Levi Thomas had first-place finishes in the 800 (2:11.07) and 1600 (4:56.44).

SEHS girls with top-three performances were: Caroline Motes (400, 1:04.47, 3rd) and the 4 X 400 relay (4:29.15, 1st) and the 4 X 800 relay (11:04.81, 1st).

For the Mustang boys, Cameron Edwards, the defending Class AAAAAA triple jump champion, won three times – in the high jump (6-0), the long jump (20-7) and the triple (42-7).

Other top SEHS performers were Cailan Howard (3200, 9:51.87, 1st), Shane Alvin (discus, 94-5, 2nd; shot, 37-5.25, 2nd), Riley Bilensky (shot, 37-3, 3rd), Amari Branch (400, 51.42, 3rd), and Julian Howard (1600, 5:01.32, 3rd). The 4 X 800 relay team placed first (8:43.74).