Following two seasons of being in the shadow of her more celebrated Boyd Anderson teammate Shayla Sanders, Kali Davis-White is looking quite comfortable in a new leading role.
On Sunday evening, Davis-White got her national Track Athlete of the Year campaign off to a rousing start by winning the Brooks PR Invitational 60 meters in a personal-best 7.31 (U.S. No. 2) at the University of Washington in Seattle.
“This means everything,” Davis-White said. “I feel fast. I didn’t think my start was that good.
“I think it was my closing. Everybody deserved to win it, but it’s a great feeling that I won it.”
Davis-White wasn’t able to match the 7.21 meet record set by Sanders last year, but she was presented with the “Gold Shoes” trophy.
It was a carryover from Davis-White’s indoor season opener at the Jimmy Carnes Youth Meet in Gainesville a month ago when she won the 55 meters (7.04) and 200 meters (24.52).
Davis-White led an All-American Florida contingent, which also saw American Heritage’s Deja Parrish finish third in the 400 (55.58) and St. Thomas Aquinas’ two-time state champion Kendall Ellis was fifth (56.07).
Calvary Christian 10, St. Andrews 1
WP: C. Chang (6-0). LP: Grecz. Top performer: T. Deibel 4-4, 3 doubles, 3 RBI. CCA 6-0.
Monarch 11, Cardinal Gibbons 3
WP: Kaylyn Kirk (3-1). Top performers: Victoria Alonzo 2-2, 2 RBI. Madison Mihok HR. Stefany Collins HR. MON 3-1.
• Late Thursday – Coral Springs 7, Monarch 0: Caio Hernandez (CS) won No. 1 singles 8-1. Jake Clement (CS) won No. 2 singles 8-0. Daniel Gridi (CS) won No. 3 singles 8-2.
• Pompano Beach 5, Archbishop McCarthy 2: Emily Tran (PB) won No. 1 singles 8-1. Melanie Hernandez (PB) won No. 2 singles 8-2. Louiseana Perez (PB) won No. 3 singles 8-4. Lauren Pomeranz (PB) won No. 4 singles 8-6. Ariana Tejero (AMC) won No. 5 singles 8-2. Tran/Hernandez (PB) won No. 1 doubles 8-2. Jessica Menendez / Tiffany Gabas (AMC ) won No. 2 doubles 8-0.
West Broward 10, Pines Charter 5: Brandon Valdes 3 goals. Bryan Schmidt 2 goals. Matt Abes 11 saves. WB 2-1. PPC 1-2.
• Late Thursday – Archbishop McCarthy 13, Cardinal Gibbons 7.
• Taravella 9, West Broward 6: For WB: Arielle Jonas 5 goals, assist.
• Boca Raton 14, Cardinal Gibbons 13 (OT): Kate Ingerto 4 goals. Michelle Miggins 3 goals. Maria Clifford 20 saves. CG 0-2.
• Vero Beach 21, Pine Crest 7: Katie Pridemore (VB) 7 goals. Carli Marsh (PC) 3. PC 1-1.
Late Thursday – Archbishop McCarthy 8, North Broward Prep 1
WP: Andres Nunez. LP: AJ Fidalic. Top performers:
• Late Thursday – Westminster Academy 144, Dade Christian 104, Gulliver 75.5, Coral Springs Christian 32, SF HEAT 25, Somerset 18, Upperroom Christian 16.5, NW Christian 11: Ryan Moore (WA ) won high jump; Mason Van Houtteghem (CSChr.) won pole vault; Jonathan Saintil (DC) won long jump, triple jump; Andrew Florvil (DC) won discus throw, shot put; Terrel Phillips (WA) won 110-meter hurdles; Andrew James (WA) won 100- meter dash, 400-meter dash, 200-meter dash; Brandon Bejarano (WA) won 1600-meter run, 3200-meter run; Lanoris Graden (DC) won 300-meter hurdles; John Luke (WA) 800-meter run; DC won 3200-meter relay, 1600- meter relay; GUL won 400-meter relay.