Charleston – Bluefield’s 2022 4×100 relay team wanted to break the state meet record set by the 2017 group.
They fell just short of that but still etched their names in Bluefield Track and Field lore.
The quadruplet of Sencere Fields, Amir Hairston, Gage Sisk and Jacorian Green rallied together to claim the Class AA 4×100-meter relay at the State Track Meet Thursday at Laidley Field in Charleston.
Hairston, whose brother Shemar was on the 2017 team wasn’t too disappointed with the outcome.
“I didn’t get my goal but it just feels good to leave with two state championship as a sophomore,” Hairston smiled.
The title was the second on the day for the Beavers who also won the 4×200. The only difference was the team swapped out Carter King with Fields for the 100-meter relay, still achieving the same result. There was no drop-off in chemistry with all four starting for the Beavers’ football team.
“Since track last year and football, we’ve just been together,” Hairston said. “I feel like our brotherhood got tighter and we improved from last year. Last year we all did good and were young. This year we got a little better, a little faster and we got what we want.”
Much like the 200-meter relay, the win came at the expense of Point Pleasant with the Beavers posting a winning time of 43.98 seconds, just ahead of the Big Blacks who finished in 44.01 seconds and won the event last year. The time was nearly a full second faster than the one the Beavers posted in last year’s event when they finished fourth.
For Hairston in particular it was a nice moment, having watched his older brother have success on the same track.
“I always wanted to beat him,” Hairston smiled. “But it’s okay. I’ve still got two more years and have as many medals as he does.”
Bluefield will graduate both Sisk and Green but will return Hairston and Fields.
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