AC Flora competed in the annual Region 11 Speed & Strength Meet this past Monday. The meet had athletes from AC Flora, Richland Northeast, Westwood, Ridgeview and Blythewood compete in the bench press, squat and broad jump.
AC Flora had a school record 29 athletes place in the top 3 in their respective weight classes, this was the most of any school in attendance. Of those 29 athletes, 19 qualified for the State Speed and Strength Meet, another school record for most qualified.
Darien Addison placed first in the 150 lb. weight class for his second straight year. Other standouts were Nasir Boyce who placed second in the 150 lb. weight class and jumped a meet best 121″ in the standing broad jump. The Falcons had a clean sweep of the 150 lb. weight class with Addison in 1st place, Richard Blencowe in 2nd and Desmond King taking 3rd. AC Flora also swept the 160 lb. weight class with Jared Smiling placing 1st, Nasir Boyce in 2nd and Matt Barber taking 3rd.
The State Meet will be held Saturday March 24th at White Knoll High School.