Miami-Dade High School roundup

Booker T. Washington boys capture first place at Region 4-2A track meet


Special to The Miami Herald

In a close battle with Miami Jackson for the Class 2A Region 4 championship, Booker T. Washington captured three early events to seal the victory Friday night at Effie C. Grear Field at Glades Central High School.

The Generals placed second with 86 points, while Booker T. scored 100. American Heritage-Plantation, the defending state champion, came in third with 67 points.

In the 100-meter dash, Jackson junior Tyrone Thornton led the competition with a 10.43. Three Washington runners — juniors Deltron Hopkins and Krondis Larry as well as sophomore Vaquan Small — won the next four runs.

“The guys have been battling,” Booker T. coach Tim Harris Jr. said. “All day it’s been a battle to close the gap on Miami Jackson. I think our guys fought hard. That’s positive. It’s just been trying to overcome the hiccups and obstacles that come with a track meet of this magnitude.”

Early on within minutes of each other, Larry false started in the 100-meter dash preliminary and Heritage senior Walter Tucker did so in the 400-meter relay.

The Patriots entered Friday with the nation’s top time in the 400-meter relay event with a 40.49. Jackson was second in the country and won the event on Friday.

But the disqualification puts American Heritage in a difficult position to repeat as state champions and gives Booker T. and Jackson each a greater chance of dethroning the Patriots next week at state.

“We’re going to have to win out with everything else we’re doing when we get to state – it’s the luck of the draw. Anything can happen,” Heritage coach Corey Hicks said. “We were looking forward to challenging [Washington] at the state track and field championships. We bring out the best in each other, so for something like that not to occur it would be a travesty.”

Tucker, the defending titleholder in the 110-meter hurdles, finished first with a 13.91 in the event and first in the 300-meter hurdles. He also placed second in the discus after a third-place finish at state last season.

His motto, which he learned from his dad, is to attack the hurdles.

“If you’re not attacking, there’s a possibility you might get hurt,” Tucker said. “When I first started at 11 he told me to kick the hurdle to see if I was attacking the hurdle. Before my race my motto is always get angry even before I run.”

Monsignor Pace junior Fredrick Jones found himself in prime position to defend his shot put title and also maintained his first-place status in the discus on Friday.

American Heritage’s girls’ team, vying for its fourth consecutive state title, recorded 42 more points (128) than second-place Pine Crest.

There are five seniors, including hurdler Khadeeja Dooling, who will try for victories in the 100-meter and 300-meter events. Eighth grader Daesha Rogers won a pair of events — the 800-meter and 1600-meter runs — at state last year.

“Since we started three years ago we’ve been really close as a team and I think it’s made us confident in ourselves and each other,” said Rachelle Alexander, who competes on the defending state champion 4x800 relay. “It pushes us more. We support each other. We don’t think well of just ourselves but as a team as a whole.”

Boys’ team scores: Booker T. Washington 100, Miami Jackson 86, American Heritage 67, Glades Central 44, Pahokee 37, Pine Crest 36, Suncoast 29, Ransom Everglades 28, Monsignor Pace 28, North Broward Prep 26.

Girls’ team scores: American Heritage 128, Pine Crest 86, Ransom Everglades 80, Miami Jackson 74, Suncoast 73, Glades Central 47, North Broward Prep 26, Monsignor Pace 23, Pompano Beach 19, Lincoln Park Academy 16.

Boys’ individual results – 100: Tyrone Thornton (MJA) 10.43, Deltron Hopkins (BTW) 10.57, Ed’Treon Wilcox (GLA) 10.65, Bernard Willingham (GLA) 10.85; 200: Deltron Hopkins (BTW) 21.18, Jeremy Strainge (AMH) 21.22, Nigel Patten (BTW) 21.35, Tyrone Thornton (MJA) 21.58; 400: Krondis Larry (BTW) 47.57, Khari Herbert (AMH) 47.86, Torrance Gibson (AMH) 48.93, Adrian William (MJA) 50.33; 800: Vaquan Small (BTW) 1:55.07, D’Andre Smith (ARC) 1:55.95, Dawun Hylton (MSP) 1:57.76, John Decker (PC) 1:57.85; 1600: Jonathan Klumpp (NBP) 4:29.51, Gaby Correa (RAN) 4:31.88, Nic Jacobsen (AND) 4:33.84, Connor Hollander (CSC) 4:36.32; 3200: Jonathan Klumpp (NBP) 9:55.64, Gaby Correa (RAN) 10:00.95, Nic Jacobsen (AND) 10:01.43, Sam Geiman (SUN) 10:02.87; 110 Hurdles: Walter Tucker (AMH) 13.91, Jephte Jean-Charles (MJA) 14.84, La’Darius Crump (MJA) 15.25, Markey Joyner (MED) 15.55; 300 Hurdles: Walter Tucker (AMH) 38.58, Richie Cooper (BTW) 39.45, Jephte Jean-Charles (MJA) 40.68, Markey Joyner (MED) 40.86; 400 relay: BTW 41.30, GLC41.98, JAC 42.08, PAH 43.00; 1600 relay: AHP 3:14.0, BTW 3:20.0, JAC 3.23.0, RBS 3:29.0; 3200 relay: PC 8:17.92, BTW 8:22.54, NBP 8:23.66, PAH 8:26.26; High jump: Amida Brimah (ARC) 6-2, Edwidge Desir (INL) 6-0, Khalil Patrick (PAH) 6-0, De’Angelo Passmore (BTW) 5-10; Pole Vault: Eric Vinson (KEY) 13-0, Conner Wright (PC) 12-6, Derek Logue (PC) 12-6, Matt Hernandez (PC) 11-0; Long Jump: Tyrone Thornton (MJA) 21-10, Nicholas Norris (BTW) 21-9.5, Jerry Jones (GLA) 21-7, Jay Hopson (PAH) 21-7; Triple Jump: Gino Brown, Jr. (CHA) 44-2, Leon Rechourse (LAS) 43-10, Trentaurious Laidler (PAH) 43-1.5, Cody Newkirk (LIN) 41-10; Shot Put: Fredrick Jones (MSP) 58-7.5, James Alexander (MJA) 51-5, Juan Fernandez (LAS) 48-0.5, Paul Whyte (GLA) 46-5.5; Discus: Fredrick Jones (MSP) 155-5, Walter Tucker (AMH) 151-2, Joseph Jackson (GP) 148-3, James Alexander (MJA) 139-4.

Girls’ individual results – 100: Diamond Spaulding (AMH) 11.81, Aluntrea Davis (SUN) 12.00, Ka’Dedra Thomas (MJA) 12.71, Wilsaudley Jaques (FTP) 12.72; 200: Diamond Spaulding (AMH) 23.94, Deja Parrish (AMH) 24.07, Aluntrea Davis (SUN) 24.62, Dani Pendergast (PC) 25.17; 400: Deja Parrish (AMH) 57.20, Amber Williams (AMH) 59.37, Sabrina Fontus (MSP) 59.42, Shaquita Smith (MSP) 59.66; 800: Daesha Rogers (AMH) 2:16.68, Rachelle Alexander (AMH) 2:17.93, Lauren Archer (RAN) 2:18.07, Ella Wurth (PC) 2:18.51; 1600: Daesha Rogers (AMH) 5:12.58, Lianna Farnesi (DOR) 5:20.74, Katie Pinnell (NBP) 5:22.79, Ella Wurth (PC) 5:24.95; 3200: Julia Montgomery (PC) 11:32.81, Beatriz Ruan (RAN) 11:43.50, Katherine Jovanovic (PC) 11:46.38, Savanna Gornisiewicz (PC) 11:49.04; 100 Hurdles: Khadeeja Dooling (AMH) 14.24, Bianca Joseph (SUN) 14.43, Shamaria Lovett (MJA) 14.63, Kayla Burke (NBP) 14.75; 300 Hurdles: Khadeeja Dooling (AMH) 43.08, Shamaria Lovett (MJA) 43.18, Kayla Burke (NBP) 45.79, Bianca Joseph (SUN) 45.84; 400 relay: Suncoast 48.14, Miami Jackson 48.99, Glades Central 49.28, American Heritage 50.03; 1600 relay: American Heritage 3:55.70, Miami Jackson 4:03.09, Monsignor Pace 4:05.66, Glades Central 4:07.98; 3200 relay: American Heritage 9:42.08, Ransom Everglades 9:53.32, Pine Crest 9:55.75, North Broward Prep 10:11.70; High jump: Nyla Lindo (PC) 5-2, Ivana Ford (SUN) 5-0, Jada Johnson (MSP) 5-0, Titiana Bridges (GLA) 5-0; Pole Vault: Nati Sheppard (RAN) 11-0, Taylor Logue (PC) 10-6, Jenna Meyers-Sinett (DRE) 10-0, Alina Anderson (GP); Long Jump: Shamaria Lovett (MJA) 17-5, Dani Pendergast (PC) 16-9, Khadeeja Dooling (AMH) 16-6, Tyra Frazier (PB) 16-3; Triple Jump: Fabrianna Nation (GLA) 35-11.5, Yanique Brooks (SUN) 35-3, Taquilla Parmer (MJA) 34-7, Shikinah Williams (LIN) 33-11.5; Shot Put: Debbie Ajabe (RAN) 35-7.5, Brandy Smith (RAN) 35-1, Catherine Tilman (LAS) 32-7.5, Gentreal Harrison (GLA) 30-8.5; Discus: Brandy Smith (RAN) 115-2, Debbie Ajabe (RAN) 99-11, Alexis Kerr (PB) 96-6, Patricia Dameus (INL) 94-2.


District 16-3A lived up to its reputation as one of the most competitive districts in the nation for boys’ track and field Friday at Traz Powell Stadium.

Only 3 1/2 points separated the top three teams after the final race.

When it was over, Northwestern emerged with a team championship sweep.

The Bulls finished with 141 points, edging runner-up Belen Jesuit’s 139.5 and third-place Central’s 137.5. Carol City finished a not-too-distant fourth with 103 points.

Senior Artie Burns led the Bulls by winning the 110 (15.04 seconds) and 300-meter hurdles (39.77). Jeffery Green also picked up the win in the 400 meters (48.45) ahead of teammate Cordell Lamb (48.84) to deliver key points.

Belen dominated in distance as Avery Lopez took home titles in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters.

Northwestern’s 3,200-meter relay team set the tone early with a time of 8:12.97 to edge Central’s 8:13.34. The Rockets, however, got payback winning the 400-meter and 1,600-meter relays. Central also got a solid performance in the field events from sophomore Aaron Hanna, who won the shot put and discus events.

Northwestern’s girls had no trouble cruising to their team championship finishing with 272 points. Junior Lloydricia Cameron continued to dominate the shot put and discus winning both convincingly. Northwestern also swept the jump events with victories by Daisja Fleming (high), Valencia Rolle (long) and Yolanda Springer (triple).

Sprinter Hope Julmiste also ran well winning the 100 and 200 meters, and the Bulls swept the three relays. Homestead’s Destiny Johnson finished as a double-winner taking home titles in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters. Mater Academy seventh-grader Ulani Toussaint won the 400 meters and Central’s Kimani Austin-Reese secured the 300-meter hurdles title.


District 16-3A team scores — Girls: Northwestern 272, Central 85, Carol City 78, Norland 64, Mater Academy 49, Homestead 36, Goleman 5, Miami Springs 3; Boys: Northwestern 141, Belen 139.5, Central 137.5, Carol City 103, Norland 62.5, Homestead 27, Miami Springs 20, Goleman 10.5, Mater Academy 10, Hialeah-Miami Lakes 2.

Girls’ individual qualifiers — 100: Hope Julmiste (NW) 12.30, Kametra Byrd (NW) 12.36, Alexis Harrell (NW) 12.51, Nia Roberts (NOR) 12.53; 200: Hope Julmiste (NW) 25.06, Tiffany John-Baptiste (NOR) 25.29, Kametra Byrd (NW) 25.49, Alexis Harrell (NW) 25.81; 400: Ulani Toussaint (MA) 57.41, Terneka Gibson (CC) 58.54, A’Sja Baker (NW) 58.94, Caroline Horne (NW) 59.44; 800: Destiny Johnson (HOM) 2:22.69, Torrencia Allen (NW) 2:23.50, Julia Porter (NOR) 2:23.63, Ladicia Henfield (CEN) 2:25.09; 1600: Destiny Johnson (HOM) 5:25.51, Sherrie Hinds (CEN) 5:35.05, Mandolina Simeon (CEN) 5:49.23, Venus Garcia (MA) 6:03.89; 3200: Mandolina Simeon (CEN) 13:35.55, Dauthline Dieujuste (CEN) 13:36.42, Venus Garcia (MA) 13:40.78, Ivette Trana (MA) 14:20.94; 100 hurdles: Timetria Mitchell (NW) 14.64, Altoniece Williams (NW) 14.69, Yolanda Springer (NW) 14.71, Kimani Austin-Reese (CEN) 15.00; 300 hurdles: Kimani Austin-Reese (CEN) 44.53, Altoniece Williams (NW) 45.32, Timetria Mitchell (NW) 45.81, Yolanda Springer (NW) 45.93; 400 relay: NW 47.09, NOR 47.82, CC 50.83, CEN 51.20; 1600 relay: NW 4:00.39, CC 4:05.06, NOR 4:06.27, CEN 4:06.32; 3200 relay: NW 9:57.04, CEN 10:15.30, MA 11:07.09, CC 12:08.26; high jump: Daisja Fleming (NW) 5-2, Terneka Gibson (CC) 5-0, Briana Eskridge (NW) 5-0, Camille Robinson (CC) 5-0; long jump: Valencia Rolle (NW) 16-7, Destiny Johnson (HOM) 16-5.75, Timetria Mitchell (NW) 16-5, Crystal Robinson (NOR) 15-9.75; triple jump: Yolanda Springer (NW) 36-5.25, Briana Eskridge (NW) 35-6.25, Crystal Robinson (NOR) 33-4.5, Artisha Dawkins (NW) 33-2; shot put: Lloydricia Cameron (NW) 44-8.5, Jontavia Dykes (NW) 41-10, Jasmine Williams (CC) 41-8, Akassja White (NW) 38-6; discus throw: Lloydricia Cameron (NW) 153-0, Jasmine Williams (CC) 142-7, Akassja White (NW) 133-9, Jontavia Dykes (NW) 116-11.

Boys’ individual qualifiers — 100: Dalvin Cook (CEN) 11.23, Ryan Bermudez (MS) 11.27, Johnathan Harris (CEN) 11.43, Simpkin Pherris (CEN) 11.46; 200: Devric Foster (NOR) 21.61, Ryan Bermudez (MS) 21.62, Tenadre Robinson (CC) 22.35, Edward Rolle (CC) 22.52; 400: Jeffery Green (NW) 48.45, Cordell Lamb (NW) 48.84, Simeon Thomas (CC) 49.95, Fiteau Pinchinat (NW) 50.87; 800: Marcus Smith (CC) 1:58.36, Allen Searaphin (CEN) 1:58.97, Jean Cambry (CEN) 1:59.82, Antonio Cotton (CEN) 2:01.97; 1600: Avery Lopez (BEL) 4:35.91, Ryan Rodriguez (BEL) 4:36.01, Andres Fernandez (BEL) 4:36.13, Alexander Isaac (BEL) 4:36.27; 3200: Avery Lopez (BEL) 10:46.31, Andres Fernandez (BEL) 10:46.49, Ryan Rodriguez (BEL) 10:46.64, Fabian Thomas (BEL) 10:46.80; 110 hurdles: Artie Burns (NW) 15.04, Desmond Hart (NW) 15.49, Sean Maxwell (NW) 15.52, Daniel Neptune (BEL) 15.53; 300 hurdles: Artie Burns (NW) 39.77, Desmond Hart (NW) 40.12, Sean Maxwell (NW) 40.22, Stephane Francoeur (BEL) 40.72; 400 relay: CEN 41.99, NOR 42.38, CC 42.54, NW 43.33; 1600 relay: CEN 3:22.01, CC 3:23.63, HOM 3:33.31, BEL 3:34.61; 3200 relay: NW 8:12.97, CEN 8:13.34, CC 8:27.47, BEL 8:31.71; high jump: Edward Rolle (CC) 6-2, Emmanuel Williams (NW) 6-0, Devante Phillips (CEN) 5-10, Demetri Hillman (HOM) 5-10; pole vault: Carlos Muniz (BEL) 13-6, Andres Manzanares (BEL) 13-0, Terrell Godbolt (CEN) 12-0, Jose Roca (BEL) 12-0; long jump: Devric Foster (NOR) 22-8, Edward Rolle (CC) 22-5.5, Kenneth Lewis (CC) 22-3, Jahwon Grant (NW) 21-10; triple jump: Simeon Thomas (CC) 43-10, Terrell Godbolt (CEN) 43-9, Trevon Nottage (CEN) 42-9.5, Marcus Smith (CC) 42-1; shot put: Aaron Hanna (CEN) 53-10.5, William Gordon (NOR) 47-5, Braxton Lamond (NW) 45-5, Keonte Cash (BEL) 45-4; discus throw: Aaron Hanna (CEN) 131-10, Hermaon Howard (NW) 128-6, William Gordon (NOR) 128-5, Stephen Busse (BEL) 116-2.


Late Thursday — District 16-3A final — Westminster Christian 6, Florida Christian 0


WP: Kelli Kleis (17-4). LP: K. Smith. Top performers: Kleis 2-hitter; 2-R single. Kaitlyne Musa 2-R double. Natalie Lopez 2-3, 2 R, SB. WC 21-4.

Late Thursday — District 13-8A final — American 11, Hialeah Gardens 0


WP: Andrea Rincon (15-7). LP: K. Veiga. Top performers: Kayleen Romero 2-3, RBI. Michelle Murch 1-3, 2 RBI. Rincon 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 K; 1-3, 2 RBI. AM 20-7.

Late Thursday — District 15-4A final — Doral 5, TERRA 0


Top performers: Jennifer Acevedo 7 IP, 5 K, 2 H; 1-3, 3 RBI. Kathy Acevedo 2-3, RBI. Dayma Pla 1-3.

Late Thursday — District 14-4A final — Monsignor Pace 5, Archbishop Carroll 0


WP: Briana Heredia. LP: D. Cinalli. Top performers: Heredia no-hitter, 9 K; 1-3, R, RBI. Natalie Leon 1-3, 2 RBI. Sofia Dominguez 2-3, double, 2 R. Kristen Cazanas 2-3, 2 RBI, R. MP 13-11.


Miami Beach 6, Hialeah-Miami Lakes 2


WP: Jonathan Gonzalez. Top performers: Gonzalez CG 5 K. Jonah Dermer 3-3, 3 doubles, 2 RBI. Themi Pineda 1-2 2 R.

Late Thursday — Florida Christian 4, LaSalle 1


WP: Christian Pelaez. Top performers: Pelaez 5 IP; H, 8 K. Mike Tosar 2-4, triple. Ruben Someillan 2-2, RBI.


•  Late Thursday — Coral Reef d. Palmetto 25-20, 23-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-10: Cedric Hankerson 14 kills, 3 blocks. Ozzy Lievano 13 kills, 2 aces, 2 blocks. Anthony Caba 45 assists, 2 aces, 4 blocks. CR 16-5.

•  Late Thursday — Killian d. Westminster Christian 25-19, 25-19, 27-25: Damian Horton 8 kills, 2 blocks. Tim Bailey 8 kills, 2 blocks. Jack Harris 13 digs, 5 kills, 2 aces. KIL 10-8.

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