ELKTON -- Tycara Scott finished her high school career with a solid performance on Saturday.
The Central senior placed third in the shot put with a throw of 37-09.50 at the Class 2 Track and Field State Championships at East Rockingham High School.
"It went really well for me," Scott said. "I'm happy. Today was not the best throw for me, but I'm really happy with how I ended the season."
Scott said she had been struggling some toward the end of the season, but she put some extra time in this past week and felt it paid off.
The shot put was originally scheduled for Friday night but was postponed to Saturday due to rain and lightning. The Class 1 and 2 meets were changed from a two-day event to a one-day event.
Scott said she felt good from the start on Saturday.
"I felt like I was really strong with my throws," she said. "When I was warming up, I had really good warm-ups. So I just knew it was probably going to be a pretty good day. So I just went into it really confident and just kept building on my throws."
Scott finished 13th in discus (98-01). Strasburg's Daniella Henry was fifth in the discus (113-07) and 12th in the shot put (37-09.50).
"I was hoping to get a better throw but I'm happy with my performance and how everything ended up," Henry said of her discus throw. "I placed how I ranked coming in. So I didn't go down any places. So I'm happy with my performance in the end."
The Class 1 and 2 state championships were both held at East Rockingham, while Class 3 and 4 were held at Liberty University in Lynchburg on Friday and Saturday.
Central senior Mikayla Helsley placed fourth in the 300 hurdles (50.11).
Two years ago, Helsley finished eighth in the event and last year she missed qualifying for the state meet by three-hundredths of a second. She said it was great to come back and finish fourth as a senior.
"It means a lot to me," Helsley said. "I'm so glad I could come back here and give it all I could give."
Stonewall Jackson sophomore Alexis Franklin finished seventh in the Class 1 300 hurdles (53.99).
"I actually didn't think I was going to get this far," Franklin said. "It was my first year at states. (When the track meet announcer, recited the results), I was like 'oh they just said my name.' I was so excited."
Franklin was also 15th in the 100 hurdles (19.37).
Strasburg's Kyierra Ashby was 18th in the long jump (14-09.75). Ashby was 12th in the triple jump (33-02.50) and 11th in the 300 hurdles (54.38).
Central's Maya Frye-Williams was 19th in the long jump (14-09.50).
Stonewall Jackson's Carley Bennett was ninth in the 800 meters (2:39.76). Teammate Melissa Oczkowski was 13th in the 1,600 (6:46.34). Aamirah McDonald was 12th in the 400 (1:08.14). In the 3,200, McKenzie Pikerton finished 15th (15:31.45).
In the Class 3 meet, Skyline's Sabrina Wilkins placed fourth in the 800 (2:22.30). Teammate Aaliyah Chunn was fifth in the high jump (5-02). Freshman Tyaisha Carter finished 13th in both the 100 (13.20) and the 200 (27.27).
Warren County's Whitley Doyon finished 10th in the 3,200 (12:33.45), while teammate Ryleigh Breeden was 13th (12:58.37) in the same event. Makayla Grant was 12th in the 100 (13.19) and 14th in the 400 (1:03.27). Kyra Treutlein was 17th in the 800 (2:35.71). Leah Webster finished 18th in the 1,600 (5:59.34). Warren County's Shai Geiger was ninth in the high jump (4-10).
Central finished 17th as a team in the Class 2 meet (11 points). Skyline finished 19th in the Class 3 meet (9 points).