Jackson placed third in the long jump and fourth in the 100-meter dash. Jadotte was fourth in the discus, and Empress Dixon placed sixth. Saintilmond was fifth in the high jump. The 3,200 relay (Pierre, Collins, Katherine Elizabeth, Caroline Williams) rounded out the scoring by finishing sixth.
• The Highland Oaks boys were fourth of 17 teams. For the third consecutive meet, Jamir Ferguson won the 1600 and 800-meter runs. The 3,200 relay (Ferguson, Timothy Williams, Malik Watson, Derrick Spicer) also won.
Watson and Spicer finished second and fourth, respectively, in the 1600, and was third and fourth in the 800. Neil Fagan was fourth in the long jump. The 400 relay (Fagan, Jordan Anderson, Anthony Flores, Michael Williams) placed fourth, and the 1,600 relay (Timothy Williams, Gregory Hutnik, Wilfrid Coleau, Sony Guirand) finished sixth.
Miami Country Day cross-country
The Miami Country Day School girls’ varsity cross-country team qualified for regionals for the fourth consecutive season after a district runner-up finish.
The Spartans were a young squad with promise. Junior Mallory Brown and freshman Taylor Sennett led the team, and up-n-comers Elizabeth Stone, Alexandra Piussan and Kayla Rosen stepped up. The team also received solid efforts from Giulia Bronzi and Alicia Cherem.
With the aim of introducing more athletes to the exciting multisport discipline of duathlon, USA Triathlon unveiled the 10 events that will comprise the 2013 USA Triathlon Duathlon Race Series including one in Florida.
Ten races comprise USA Triathlon’s 2013 Duathlon Race Series. (David Sanders/USA Triathlon)
With one event in each of USA Triathlon’s 10 regions, athletes across the country will have the opportunity to compete in a top run-bike-run event. Each event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon and will count toward the popular end-of-year Duathlon National Rankings for USA Triathlon annual members.
Awards will be presented to the top finishers in each series event.
The first event of the series - the Frost Yer Fanny Duathlon - is Feb. 18 in Fort Worth, Texas, and series races will continue through the Oct. 20 Longboat Key Duathlon in Longboat Key, Fla. USA Triathlon’s Duathlon National Championships is Oct. 26 in Tucson/Oro Valley, Ariz. Visit www.usatriathlon.org for information on Duathlon Nationals.
USA Triathlon sanctioned nearly 600 duathlon races in 2012, more than doubling the number of sanctioned races from 2006.
Florida Race: Oct. 20: Longboat Key Duathlon : Longboat Key, Fla. Distances: 2-mile run, 20-mile bike, 5-mile run. Website: http://longboatkeytri.com/. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 813-966-7844.
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.”