Posted: 3:55 pm Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Track and Field: Area athletes competing at the Class 1A, 2A state meets 

By Matt Porter

Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast will be represented in all disciplines this weekend at the Class 1A and 2A state track and field finals in Winter Park.

A full list of area qualifiers follows. Some notes behind the names:

* John Carroll’s Justin Osking, who has captured 1A state gold in the discus (2009) and shot put (2010), is the favorite to capture both this year. Osking, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound senior, qualified for state with a 175-foot, 7-inch throw, nearly 20 feet better than the next-best state qualifier. Osking’s personal best is 190 feet. He put the shot 56 feet, 5 inches, which was three feet further than the second-best state qualifier. He is signed to UCF.

* Pope John Paul II senior Stephanie Schappert is looking for repeat 1A gold in the 800 and 1600. Schappert, a Villanova signee, is the state’s top qualifier in the 800 (2:15.23; her previous best was 2:13.93) and is second-seeded in the 1600 (4:55.24). She should have a strong challenge from Plantation-American Heritage sixth-grader Daesha Rogers, who qualified about a second behind Schappert in the 800 and a second ahead of her in the 1600.

* Suncoast has three junior sprinters in the hunt for gold. Davison Colimon is the 2A’s top qualifier in the 110 hurdles (14.21) and Antwan Wright is the second-seed in the 100 (10.49) and the 200 (21.18). Classmate Gabriel Aird is seeded second in the 300 hurdles (38.71). The Chargers also sent several relay teams to Winter Park: girls 4×100, boys 4×100 and boys 4×400.

* Youth is a theme of the 1A relays. Benjamin’s girls 4×800 relay team has two sophomores, a junior and an eighth-grader, Ashley Reback, who also qualified for state in the 1600 and 3200. King’s Academy’s girls 4×400 has two sophomores, a senior and an eighth-grader. The youngest group is King’s Academy’s girls 4×800, which has two sophomores, a seventh-grader and a ninth-grade anchor leg.

This is not completely remarkable among small schools, where some relay teams consist entirely of middle school teams. Oak Hill, a private school in Gainesville, has a ninth-grader, a junior and two sixth-graders on its girls 4×800.

* Class 1A events will be held Friday; Class 2A on Saturday. Both days, field events begin at 1 p.m., running event prelims start at 4 and running event finals are at 6:30.


Class 1A Finals
at Winter Park, 1 p.m. Friday

(seed times, marks, distances in parentheses)
Girls high jump
Meg Downy, Benjamin, Jr. (4-10)
Boys high jump
Eaton Spence, Glades Day, Sr. (6-0)
Girls pole vault
Jamie Fisher, Benjamin, Sr. (10-0)
Jeanelle Ackerman, Benjamin, Jr. (9-0)
Boys pole vault
None
Girls long jump
Kimberly Ruch, King’s Academy, Jr. (15-10.5)
Boys long jump
Isaiah Nelson, Jupiter Christian, Jr. (20-06.50)
Girls triple jump
None
Boys triple jump
Steven Williams, Glades Day, Jr. (41-01)
Girls discus
Cathryn Urso, King’s Academy, Soph. (86-07)
Boys discus
Justin Osking, John Carroll, Sr. (175-07)
Trenton Saunders, Benjamin, Jr. (135-03)
Girls shot put
None
Boys shot put
Justin Osking, John Carroll, Sr. (56-05)
Trenton Saunders, Benjamin, Jr. (44-07)
Girls 100
Kimberly Ruch, King’s Academy, Jr. (12.63)
Ariel Adams, Benjamin, Jr. (12.86)
Boys 100
None
Girls 200
None
Boys 200
None
Girls 400
Emily Stetzer, King’s Academy, Sr. (58.72)
Boys 400
Talyn Washington, Berean Christian, Sr. (49.59)
Girls 100 hurdles
Taylor Cogsil, Benjamin, Jr. (16.48)
Boys 110 hurdles
Shomori Butler, Glades Day, Sr. (15.79)
Girls 300 hurdles
Alexandra Price, American Heritage, Fr. (49.15)
Boys 300 hurdles
None
Girls 4×100 relay
King’s Academy — Tia Francavilla, Fr., Shelby Johns, Jr., Jennifer Collins, Sr. and Kimberly Ruch, Jr. (51.56)
Boys 4×100 relay
Glades Day – Kelvin Taylor, Soph., Shomori Butler, Sr., Steven Williams, Jr. and Eaton Spence, Sr. (44.04)
Girls 4×400 relay
King’s Academy – Emily Cohen, Soph., Payton Campbell, 8th, Avery Eddlemon, Soph. and Emily Stetzer, Sr. (4:12.49)
Boys 4×400 relay
King’s Academy – Christopher Machiela, Jr., Marcus Houston, Soph., Andrew Albert, Sr. and Gregory Roy, Soph. (3:35.31)
Girls 800
Rachel Harris, Benjamin, Soph. (2:29.12)
Lindsey Powers, Jupiter Christian, Fr. (2:29.94)
Boys 800
William Corley, King’s Academy, Sr. (2:04.44)
Marcus Coby, Jr., American Heritage (2:08.58)
Girls 1600
Meredith Anderson, Benjamin, Jr. (5:26.45)
Brennan McMichael, Jupiter Christian, Jr. (5:33.34)
Ashley Reback, Benjamin, 8th (5:37.25)
Boys 1600
Michael Miller, King’s Academy, Sr. (4:34.03)
Scott Simpson, King’s Academy, Soph. (4:44.36)
Girls 3200
Meredith Anderson, Benjamin, Jr. (11:59.26)
Ashley Reback, Benjamin, 8th (12:07.90)
Boys 3200
Michael Miller, King’s Academy, Sr. (10:00.27)
Scott Simpson, King’s Academy, Soph. (10:26.30)
Girls 4×800 relay
Benjamin – Ana Garcia, Soph., Rachel Harris, Soph., Ashley Reback, 8th and Meredith Anderson, Jr. (10:16.99)
King’s Academy – Cathryn Urso, Soph., Meriah Pacheco, Soph., Shauna Dowling, 7th and Ashley Pisciottano, Fr. (10:29.67)
Boys 4×800
King’s Academy – Scott Simpson, Soph., Nicolas Sexton, Soph., Zachary Sorrentino, Sr. and William Corley, Sr. (8:39.93)


Class 2A Finals
at Winter Park, 1 p.m. Saturday

(seed times, marks, distances in parentheses)
Girls high jump
None
Boys high jump
Abiade Granger, Suncoast, Jr. (5-10)
Girls pole vault
None
Boys pole vault
None
Girls long jump
None
Boys long jump
Troy Campana, Cardinal Newman, Sr. (21-09)
Antwan Wright, Suncoast, Jr. (21-0.5)
Alan Hightower, Suncoast, Sr. (20-06
Girls triple jump
None
Boys triple jump
None
Girls discus
None
Boys discus
None
Girls shot put
Angela Alvarez, St. Andrew’s, Jr. (33-08)
Boys shot put
None
Girls 100
None
Boys 100
Antwan Wright, Suncoast, Jr. (10.49)
Girls 200
None
Boys 200
Antwan Wright, Suncoast, Jr. (21.18)
Girls 400
None
Boys 400
None
Girls 100 hurdles
None
Boys 110 hurdles
Davison Colimon, Suncoast, Jr. (14.21)
Gabriel Aird, Suncoast, Jr. (14.95)
Cordero Phillips, Glades Central, Jr. (15.13)
Girls 300 hurdles
None
Boys 300 hurdles
Gabriel Aird, Suncoast, Jr. (38.71)
Chevaune McKain, Suncoast, Sr. (40.16)
Girls 4×100 relay
Suncoast – Aluntrea Davis, Soph., Ashleigh McCray, Jr., Brianna Styles, Sr. and Bianca Joseph, Fr. (49.76)
Boys 4×100 relay
Glades Central – ‘A’ (42.31)
Suncoast – Gabriel Aird, Jr., James Huggings, Jr., Abiade Granger, Jr. and Antwan Wright, Jr (42.80)
Girls 4×400 relay
None
Boys 4×400 relay
Suncoast – Davison Colimon, Jr., Chevaune McKain, Sr., James Huggings, Jr. and Louis Habicher, Soph. (3:27.55)
Girls 800
Stephanie Schappert, Pope John Paul II, Sr. (2:15.23)
Boys 800
James Paine, Dreyfoos, Sr. (1:59.23)
Girls 1600
Stephanie Schappert, Pope John Paul II, Sr. (4:55.24)
Boys 1600
None
Girls 3200
None
Boys 3200
Brian Diener, St. Andrew’s, Sr. (9:57.02)
Girls 4×800 relay
None
Boys 4×800
None

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