PUSH. While flying across the vault, sophomore Anthony Henders clears the pole at 5'. photo/LIZZY GORDON
PUSH. While flying across the vault, sophomore Anthony Henders clears the pole at 5′. photo/LIZZY GORDON


At Showalter Field, the track teams competed in the Metro Conference Finals. The girls placed eighth and the boys placed fifth, with ten teams competing.

Sophomore Alex King placed ninth in the girl’s discus throw with 79’ 8.5”.

As for distance runners, Junior Alex Meneses placed seventh in the girl’s 1600-meter dash with 5:30.52. Freshman Alexandra Sublette followed in tenth with 5:45.65. Freshman Ariel D’Angelillo placed eighth in the girl’s 3200-meter run with 12:17.98. Sophomore Claire Collins placed fourth in the girl’s 800-meter run finals with 2:28.77.

Freshmen Jordan Crawford and Madison Henderson tied for ninth place in the girl’s high jump with 4’ 2”. Crawford also placed fourth in the girl’s prelim 400-meter dash with 1:00.24 and fourth in finals with 1:00:64. Crawford proceed to place ninth in the girls 200-meter dash with 27.05. Senior Justice Donald placed third in the girl’s prelim 100-meter dash with 12.54 and placed first in the 100-meter dash finals with 12.54.

Throwers junior Miranda Miller placed eighth in girl’s shot put with 31’ 9” and freshman Victoria Verzi placed sixth in the girl’s triple jump with 32’ 2.5”. Following in seventh place, junior Courtney Patz jumped 31’ 4.5”. Patz also placed seventh in the girls pole vault with 7’ 6” followed by Mackenzie Williamson with 7’.

Meneses, Sublette and Collins placed fourth in the girls 4×800 relay finals with 10:36.38.

For the boys team, sophomore Anthony Henders placed seventh in the boy’s pole vault with 10’.

Juniors Burkhardt Helfrich and Tyler Chapman placed eighth, 4:40.50, and tenth, 4:46.03, respectively, in the boy’s 1600-meter run. Helfrich proceeded to place third in the boy’s 3200-meter run finals with 9:55.91. Sophomore Jared Hines followed in sixth with 10:05.41.

Junior Chase McKnight placed third in the boy’s high jump with 5’ 10”. Junior Brandon Reddick followed in fourth with 5’ 8” and senior Joshua Green in sixth with 5’ 6”.

Green also placed fifth in the boy’s triple jump with 40’ 9”. Junior Jamal Clark followed in eighth place with 38’ 10”. Green placed seventh in boy’s prelim 110-meter hurdles with 16.33, junior Keiton Best followed in tenth with 16.57.  Best also placed eighth in the boy’s 300-meter finals with 43.36. Green placed eighth in the finals for the 110-meter hurdles with 16.93.

Senior Devin Thomas placed 10 in the boys long jump 19’ 7” and third in the boy’s prelim 100-meter dash with 11.25. Reddick followed in fifth for the 100-meter dash with 11.31.

Reddick placed seventh in the 100-meter dash finals with 11.46. Thomas followed in eighth with 11.48

Sophomore Luis Rivera and junior James Veguilla placed sixth 42′ 6″ and tenth place with 40’ 2”, respectively.

Sam Doster earned a new season best placing fourth in the boys discus throw with 133’ 9”.

Junior Shawn Latimer, senior James Richarson, Thomas, and Reddick placed fifth in the boy’s 4×100-meter relay finals.

The next meet is on April 13 at Showalter Field at 8 a.m.

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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