Area athletes will square off at Broome High School on Wednesday and Thursday.

Performances at this week’s Spartanburg County Track Meet won’t help a team win a region title. They won’t count toward state qualifying.

Instead, it’s all about pride.

Athletes from across the county will square off at Broome High School on Wednesday and Thursday. Broome coach Skip Frye is expecting another good event.

“It’s great for the county,” he said. “Region is more important for what you’re trying to accomplish in qualifying for state, but the County Meet is a great event.”

Frye said one of the meet's yearly compelling stories is the chance for athletes to compete against others they might not see during the regular season.

“Last year, for example, we had Isaiah Ellis from Chesnee in the hurdles,” Frye said. “He’d probably run against athletes from the bigger schools in some big invitationals, but right here in a local setting he had the opportunity to show he was the best hurdler in the county regardless of school size. We’ve been fortunate to have some good ones here who have done the same thing. Everybody wants to show how they can compete.”

Frye said both the athletes and the crowd enjoyed some of the meet’s marquee races.

“People love the 100, the 4x100, the 4x400 and some of those big races,” he said. “People get jacked up about the mile and the 800 meters. We’ve got some athletes who have put up some super good performances this year. Spartanburg’s 4x100 team is outstanding. Brandon Hicklin from Spartanburg is a great jumper. There will be plenty to watch.”

The meet will begin at 5 p.m., on both Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday will feature field event finals and track preliminaries, with the exception of the 4x800 relay final and the second heat of the 3,200. Thursday will feature the track finals in all other events, plus the girls high jump and boys pole vault.

Meet records

Girls

100 meters: Ayesha Boyd, Spartanburg, 11.9, 1998

200 meters: Shalanda Dawkiins, Broome, 24.4, 1991

400 meters: Ayesha Boyd, Spartanburg, 57.5, 2000

800 meters: Candice Johnson, Byrnes, 2:19.1, 2005

1600 meters: Logan Morris, SCA, 5:05.3, 2016

3200 meters: Logan Morris, SCA, 10:59.68, 2016

110 high hurdles: Tina Collins, Byrnes, 14.7, 1988

400 intermediate hurdles: Mikenzie Young-Mullins, Byrnes, 1:06.1, 2017

4x100 relay: Spartanburg, 48.5, 2005

4x400 relay: Dorman, 4:02.25, 2009

4x800 relay: Spartanburg, 9:49.59, 2011

High jump: Staley Foster, Boiling Springs, 5’7”, 2006

Pole vault: Alina McDonald, Carolina Homeschool, 12’6”, 2015

Long jump: Aubreya Smith, Spartanburg, 18’3.75”, 2012

Triple jump: Tiffanie Adair, Byrnes, 38’1.5”, 2010

Shot put: LaTricia Jones, Spartanburg, 39’7”, 2004

Discus: Beverly Hawkins, Byrnes, 128’0”, 1987

Boys

100 meters: Marcus Rowland, Dorman, 10.62, 2007

200 meters: Tavien Feaster, Spartanburg, 21.16, 2014

400 meters: Garrett Blakely, Broome, 48.1, 2004

800 meters: Daniel Hurren, Broome, 1:56.30, 2017

1600 meters: Marc Davis, Spartanburg, 4:20.0, 1991

3200 meters: Marc Davis, Spartanburg, 9:24.0, 1991

110 high hurdles: Isaiah Ellis, Chesnee, 14.11, 2017

400 intermediate hurdles: Jared Johnson, Boiling Springs, 53.9, 1997

4x100 relay: Spartanburg, 41.6, 1990

4x400 relay: Dorman, 3:23.0 2006

4x800 relay: Dorman, 8:10, 2005

High jump: Jimmy Peeler, Broome, 6’7”, 1985; Jimel Feaster, Broome, 6’7”, 2011

Pole vault: Seamus Heenehan, Boiling Springs, 15’2”, 2016

Long jump: Josh Jones, Chesnee, 23’7”, 2010

Triple jump: Jai Gist, Dorman, 47’3”, 2014

Shot put: Gabe Wilkins, Broome, 62’1.5”, 1989

Discus: Gabe Wilkins, Broome, 184’.0”, 1989