Posted: 6:43 pm Friday, May 8th, 2009
By Jason Lieser
Palm Beach County won three gold medals at the Class 3A state meet.
Dwyer senior Junior Cadet won the triple jump with 47-05.25. Terrence Mitchell of Hillsborough was second with 45-04.25.
Cadet also won the 110 hurdles at 14.20. Cadet ran 14.30 in the prelims.
Cadet placed second in the 300 hurdles (37.02) to Cody Riggs (36.60) from St. Thomas Aquinas, who finished second to Cadet in the 110 hurdles. Cadet tripped over the last hurdle in the 300 but it looked like Riggs had the race anyway.
Boynton Beach junior Jessica Ramsey won the shot put easily with a throw of 44-01.25. The second placer thrower, Sasha-Ann Lebert of Fort Lauderdale, threw 39-06.
Olympic Heights senior Monique Williams has two silvers so far in the triple jump (39-01.50) and the long jump (18-06.25).
Landon Hargrove placed fifth in the triple jump and Robert Clark was sixth in the long jump to help the Dwyer boys finish second overall, tying with Miami Northeast. St. Thomas Aquinas won the boys overall title.
Here’s who else won medals today:
Rickia McGee, Fort Pierce Westwood – seventh in triple jump
Ricky Nieto, Okeechobee – seventh in high jump
Dwyer girls 3200 relay (Lauren Travis, Victoria Kraczkowski, Patterson McDulin, Ulatha Cange) – eighth
Fort Pierce Westwood boys 400 relay (Jerrell Washington, Everette Jackson, Javeye Crawford, Cameron Toombs) – seventh
McKinley Allen, Fort Pierce Central – seventh in 300 hurdles
Ulatha Cange, Dwyer – fifth in 800
Malcolm Rush, Okeechobee – eighth in 200
Fort Pierce Westwood 1600 relay (Tori Donaway, Jasmine Hall, J Folks, Ariel Allen) – sixth
There’s a new state record in the pole vault, to no surprise. Mike Vani, a senior out of Merritt Island, cleared 16-08. Vani had cleared that during the season and had the crowd glued to the event. He tried for 17-00 but didn’t make it. Second place went to David Shepherd of St. Thomas Aquinas at 14-06.
Another non-Palm Beach County athlete worth noting is Miami Jackson freshman Robin Reynolds.
Remember the name. She won four golds on Friday.
That’s four golds…for a freshman.
Here’s the rundown of what she did:
Long jump – 19-04.75
400 – 54.95
100 – 11.56
200 – 23.67
Miami Jackson won the girls meet because she scored 40 of the team’s 60 points.