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Highland Oaks track
The Highland Oaks Middle School boys’ track team was second of 10 teams at the West Kendall Invitational at Ferguson High School in Miami.
Jamir Ferguson won the 1600 and 800-meter runs and placed seventh in the long jump. The boys’ 3,200 relay team (Ferguson, Malik Watson, Pablo Rosero, Derrick Spicer) took second. Watson and Spicer were fourth and sixth, respectively, in the 1600, and Spicer finished fifth in the 800.
Abdul Olapade was runner-up in the 100 and fourth in the 200. Anthony Flores was sixth in the high jump, and the 400 relay team (Flores, Olapade, Neil Fagan, Jordan Anderson) was third. The boys rounded out their scoring with Flores, Watson, Rosero and Sony Guriand placing seventh in the 1,600 relay.
• The Highland Oaks Middle School girls’ track team was third of 11 teams. Vantae Williams won the shot put and discus throws. Tianna Jackson was third in the 100, fourth in the long jump and fifth in the 200. The 400 relay (Jackson, Saharee Davey, Coreena Saintilmond, Maryann Jadotte) was second. Jadotte and Davey were fourth and eighth, respectively, in the discus.
Jadotte also took sixth in the shot put. Saintilmond leaped to fourth in the high jump. The 400 relay (Brittany Malone, Anicia Collins, Samantha Castano, Davey) was fourth, and the 3,200 relay (Malone, Collins, Caroline Williams, Katherine Elizabeth) was fifth.
USA Triathlon aims to return multisport to its roots with the inaugural USA Triathlon Retro Tri Series, which debuts this spring with 10 beginner-friendly events -- one in each USA Triathlon region including Miami.
The focus of the Retro Tri Series is participation, rather than competition. The aim of the events is to introduce the sport of triathlon and educate race participants about the healthy and active multisport lifestyle. The events are open to first-timers, seasoned veterans and those looking to stay active -- swimming, biking and running in a safe atmosphere. Each event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon.
“Our new Retro Tri Series events offer something for anyone interested in participating in the sport of triathlon,” USA Triathlon CEO Rob Urbach said. “These races can be for athletes who want a good, safe workout, or for someone who may feel intimidated by going to a larger race. We’re looking forward to this year’s events and can’t wait to introduce more and more newcomers to the multisport lifestyle.”
The Retro Tri Series events are geared toward adult and youth competitors age 13 and older. Each race will feature a 300-400-yard swim, 5-10-mile bike and 2-5-kilometer run.
2013 USA Triathlon Retro Series Schedule
April 27: Rio Grande Triathlon-Reverse Sprint, Albuquerque, N.M.
May 4: E-Bomb Triathlon, Biloxi, Miss.
June 8: Moses Lake Triathlon, Moses Lake, Wash.
June 23: Blue Ash Community Triathlon, Cincinnati.
July 20: Big Spring Super Sprint & Kids Tri, Big Spring, Texas.
July 20: Runner’s Roost Retro Triathlon (R3 Tri), Buffalo.
July 28: Gaucho Super Sprint Triathlon, Goleta, Calif.
Aug. 4: Omaha Retro Family Triathlon, Omaha, Neb.
Sept. 8: FIU Triathlon, North Miami.
Nov. 3: Old Dominion University (ODU) Triathlon, Norfolk, Va.
For more on the USA Triathlon Retro Tri Series, visit www.usatretroseries.com.