HIGH JUMP. Clearing the pole, junior Jamal Clark jumps a personal record of 5 feet 4 inches. photo/LIZZY GORDON
HIGH JUMP. Clearing the pole, junior Jamal Clark jumps a personal record of 5′ 4″. photo/LIZZY GORDON


On Feb. 24, the boy’s track and field team competed with 15 other high schools at The First Academy, ranking third overall with 83 points.

For field events, Brandon Reddick took first place in high jump, clearing 6 feet. Josh Green made a new person record, placing third in triple jump with 42′ 11.5″. Senior Samuel Doster led the team to third place in discus with a distance of 132′ 6″. Luis Rivera came in sixth place for shot put, throwing 41′ 10.5″.

Green also led the team in the 110 meter hurdles, coming in fifth place with 16.80 seconds.

In the 100-meter dash, Devin Thomas took third with 11.49 seconds, Reddick came in fourth with 11.55 seconds. Then in the 200-meter dash Reddick placed fifth with 23.23, Thomas followed in sixth with 23:45.

Keaton Best took third in the 300-meter hurdles with 42.67 seconds. Green followed, coming in fifth place with 43.56 seconds.

Senior Wyatt Smith ran 1:32:32 in the 600-meter dash, taking fifth place; as Burkhardt Helfrich made a new personal record, taking ninth place with 1:34:69.

Smith took seventh in the 800-meter run with 2:10:36, followed by Helfrich in 10th place with 2:11:88.

Jared Hines ran ninth place in the 1600-meter run with 4:53:98. Hines also took second place in the 3200-meter run with 10:16:01. Ryan Harding followed in eighth place with 11:01:55.

The next track and field meet will be March 1, at 5 p.m. at the North Florida Invitational at the University of North Florida.

By Elizabeth Gordon

I am the Editor-in-Chief of hilights and will be attending University of Central Florida in the fall.

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