Parkside track and field’s historic day

SALISBURY, Md. – When you hear the name Amanda Ballard you probably know the Parkside junior as a first team All-Bayside South player on the basketball courts, but this past weekend she had maybe the best day in Parkside Track history.

Amanda took home four medals, including two golds in the 100 meter hurdles and the 4 x 100 relay.

But the amazing part of the story is that Ballard hadn’t run the 100 meter hurdles until a few weeks ago. After just five meets she not only won gold for the 2A 100 meter hurdles, but she had the best time of anyone in all four classes finished in 14.81 seconds.

Parkside also swept the 2A states in the boys and girls relays, the first time the school has won the relays in either the boys or girls event.

On the girls side the team is made up of Sanaa Murray, Mayah Thompson, Jaelynn Hudson and Amanda. Not a single graduating senior, so they will be a force once again next year.

On the boys side, Patrick Conteh, Travis Waters, Malachi Watson, and Terrez Worthy ran that relay race.

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