Sebring races to meet win

SEBRING – It was another dominant performance for the Blue Streak boys of track and field in Thursday’s five-team meet at Firemen’s Field.

The Sebring lads more than doubled up on the field, with their 180.5 point total taking first over Hardee’s 86.5, Bartow’s 52, Lake Placid’s 26 and Avon Park’s 7.

On the girls side, the Lady Wildcats got the win by just five points over Sebring, 103-98, while the Lady Dragons finished third with 98, Avon Park fourth with 53 and Bartow fifth with 28.

For the girls, Lake Placid had a stellar performance by Quiahja Williams who won three different events.

She won the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.94, the high jump (5-feet, 2-inches) and the long jump (17-feet, 1-inch).

Williams was also on the Dragon relay team that took second in the 4X100, along with Rosa Ramirez, Tara Lowder and Allison Kinchen.

That event was won by the Sebring quartet of Ayana Thomas, Brittany Inch, Denise Constant and Imani Powell.

Kinchen and Thomas also took second and third, respectively, in the 200-meter dash, while Highlands County took the top four spots in the 400.

Avon Park’s Keyanesta Fullerd was first, with Sebring’s Constant and Carly Juve second and third and Lake Placid’s Belkis Rivero fourth.

The Lady Streaks and Dragons got some points in the 800, with Katie Stoll taking fourth for Sebring and Sonia Becerra fifth for Lake Placid.

And all three county schools scored in the 1,600 as Kaytlyn Cooper finished third for the Streaks, Brittany Egan fourth for Avon Park and Gabriella Perez fifth for the Dragons.

Cooper also finished second in the 3,200, with Stoll fourth and Perez fifth.

Shanice Leverson took both hurdles events for the Lady Devils and took second in the long jump, while Lake Placid’s Katie LeBlanc took second in the 300 hurdles.

The Lady Dragons got a second in the 4X800, thanks to Jacqueline Barajas, Perez, Elizabeth Gloria and Ramirez.

Avon Park got a third from Imani Tate in the high jump and Sebring took first and tied for second in the pole vault, courtesy of Ali Blackman clearing 7-feet, 6-inches and Anna Freitas hitting 7-feet.

Lashady Love won the triple jump for the Lady Devils, outdistancing Sebring’s Powell.

The Lady Streaks then showed their strength in the throws as Latoya Henley and Denise Constant went first and second in the shot put and Constant and Sheliah Harris did the same in the discus.

Imani Tate was third in the discus for Avon Park and Sabrina Sarasola was fourth for Lake Placid.

Onto the boys side of the meet, and it was all Sebring.

Dygeriyan Barge and Willie Allen went one-two in the 100, Brian Dixon, Desmond Edwards and Jarvis Bridges then went first, third and fourth in the 200.

Kelvin Brown was first in the 400 and Damian Foster won the 800.

Eric Foster and Malcolm Holdman were first and third in the 1,600, sandwiching the second place finish from Lake Placid’s Dalton Shelton.

Shelton then gave the Dragons a win in the 3,200, with Eric Foster second, Holdman third and Damian Foster fourth.

The wins continued for the Streaks in the hurdles, wit Cameron Cobb winning both the 110 and 300, with Luke Smith adding a third in the 110.

Allen, Dixon, Edwards and Jordyn Blount teamed up to take the 4X100 and Brown, Edwards, Bridges and Dixon were edged into second place in the 4X400.

But the Foster’s were joined by Holdman and Lukas High to win the 4X800.

Blount and Byron Cobb were first and second in the high jump, followed by Avon Park’s Jermiah Alamondea, and Mitchel Winslow and Joseph Piccione were second and third in the pole vault.

Blount won the long jump as well, by nearly two feet, with Edwards taking third and Alex Colon finished third in the triple jump.

Gary Demarest then kept up his strong throws for the season by winning both the shot put and discus, with Michael Ford second in the shot put.

Demarest’s discus distance of 135-feet, 6-inches was almost 17 feet farther than the next nearest toss.





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