Maya Robbins won the 100 meter dash and Bryce Chancey captured the triple jump during the Region 1-1A track and field meet last weekend in Tallahassee.
Robbins, from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School, and Chancey, from Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School, advanced to the state Class 1A Track and Field Meet in Jacksonville on May 2.
Robbins, who ran 12.50 to win the 100 meters, also finished second in the 200 meters and fourth in the 400 meters, qualifying for state in those two additional events.
Robbins, a senior, will be participating in her fourth consecutive state meet, having placed in the 100 or 200 meters her three previous trips.
The top four finishers in each event at the region meet qualify for state.
Celeste Chiles, an eighth-grader at Port St. Joe also qualified for the state meet by finishing fourth in pole vault.
The boys’ 4 x 100 relay team from Wewahitchka also finished fourth and will advance to state.
The Port St. Joe girls finished fifth in the team standings.
Jamarion Larry was seventh, and in the points, in the 100 meters and Chiles was eighth in the discus. Hallie Jasinski finished ninth in the shot put and Qunci Elphinstone was ninth in the 1,600 meters.
In the boys pole vault, Dyson Kent of Port St. Joe finished fifth and River Sewell from Wewahitchka finished eighth.
Back-back district crowns
The Lady Tiger Sharks won their second consecutive district track and field championship earlier this month, beating second-place Graceville by over 100 points.
The Port St. Joe boys finished fifth.
Robbins earned 28 individual points for the girls, winning the 200 and 400 meters and finishing second in the 100 meters. She also ran on three relay teams, 4x100, 4x400 and 4x800, which won titles.
Chiles won the pole vault, the shot put and discus.
For the Tiger Sharks, won the pole vault and Noah Campbell took second.
The boys 4 x 100 finished fourth to qualify for regional and Jak Riley qualified in the 100 meters when he finished third.