High School Sports

South Dade boys win Youth Fair track invitational crown

Javaonte Dean snatched the baton from a teammate and exploded around the track as anchor of South Dade’s winning 4x400 meter relay team to close out a dominating Buccaneers performance at Saturday’s Youth Fair track invitational.

“I came out telling my teammates we were going to win,” Dean said. “I came out, gave it my all, and we came away with first place. I was going for time. With God anything is possible.”

The Buccaneers edged host Ferguson 93-76 in team points to take the boy’s crown, while Ferguson and Carol City tied to become dual girl’s champions of the event.

Buccaneers boys won six of 17 events. Ferguson’s girls caught up to Carol City with great finishes in long-distance events to end the night.

“It’s a blessing,” Buccaneers coach Gary Littlejohn said. “These kids worked hard all year. We have districts here next Saturday. I told them that it’s a springboard. I think these guys will come through.”

Ferguson’s 4x800 meter relay team set a meet record with a time of 9:38.43, while Aylwyn Hernandez won the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:16.86, one second off of the meet record she set last year.

“The cool thing with track is you know what the team scored going into the events,” Ferguson coach Ryan Raposo said. “So you see the coaches jockeying for position telling their kids what they have to do compared to the other schools. I knew where we needed to be. Coming here with a tie, no dirt off my shoulder. It was a good competition. They had a lead on us until the 3200.”

▪ Boys’ team standings — 1. South Dade, 93; 2. Ferguson, 76; 3. Coral Reef, 71; 4. Columbus, 66; 5. Monsignor Pace, 53; 5. Krop, 53; 7. Homestead, 47.5; 8. Carol City, 36; 9. Killian, 30; 10. Norland, 24. Individual results — 100 meters: Amir Rasul, Coral Gables, 10.70; 200 meters: Dicaprio Bootle, Killian, 21.57; 400 meters: Javaonte Dean, South Dade, 48.43; 800 meters: Carlin Berryhill, Coral Reef, 1:58.45; 1600 meters: Adrian Crespi, Ferguson, 4:51.86; 3200 meters: Jorge Areces, Columbus, 10:21.12; 110 meters hurdles: Eric Saintil, Homestead, 14.46; 300 meters hurdles: Ianorris Graden, Carol City, 38.22; 4x100 meters relay: South Dade, 43.07; 4x400 meters relay: South Dade, 3:23.69; 4x800 meters relay: Ferguson, 8:10.81; High jump: Alvin McCray, Pace, 6-04; Pole vault: Jose Enriquez, South Dade, 12-00; Long jump: James Wiggins, South Dade, 21-10; Triple jump: Jesse Jeudi, South Dade, 45-04.50; Shot put: William Gordon, Norland, 55-04; Discus: William Gordon, Norland, 142-06.

▪ Girls’ team standings — 1. Carol City, 93; 1. Ferguson, 93; 3. Killian, 84; 4. Northwestern, 70; 5. South Dade, 57; 6. Coral Reef, 53; 7. Lourdes, 49; 8. Southridge, 38; 9. American, 20; 10. Palmer Trinity, 19. Individual Results — 100 meters: Kendia Williams, Carol City, 12.16; 200 meters: Tranise Mair, Killian, 25.33; 400 meters: Terneka Gibson, Carol City, 58.55; 800 meters: Daesha Rogers, Northwestern, 2:19.90; 1600 meters: Aylwyn Hernandez, Ferguson, 5:16.86; 3200 meters: Lianna Farnesi, Lourdes, 12:01.73;100 meters hurdles: Ariyanna Val, Northwestern, 14.36; 300 meters hurdles: Ariyanna Val, Northwestern, 44.85; 4x100 meters relay: Killian, 48.00; 4x400 meters relay: Carol City, 4:011.30; 4x800 meters relay: Ferguson, 9:38.43; High jump: Taylor Dames, Coral Reef, 5-06; Pole vault: Paulina Johansson, Ransom Everglades, 10-06; Long jump: Tiara Corbett, 17-08.5; Triple jump: Brianna Payne, Killian, 36-00.75; Shot put: Kamaria Johnson, Ferguson, 37-08; Discus: Markeisha Lewis, Carol City, 114-06.

Florida Relays

Highlighted by its 400-meter relay team clocking a U.S. No. 1 45.67 in the prelims and its 800 relay clocking a U.S. 1:35.42, the Miami Northwestern girls relay teams took the Florida Relays in Gainesville by storm.

The Bulls swept all four relay, setting the tone with its 3,200 relay winning in 9:12.90.

Nobody played a bigger hand in the Bulls’ relays tour de force than La’Kayla Harris who led the Bulls in the 400 relay, 800 relay and 1,600 relay.

No prep athlete, however, created a bigger buzz during the three-day meet than Northeast’s Damion Thomas Jr. The star sophomore, still only 15 years old, set a national record for his age groups in the 110 hurdles when he clocked a personal-best and U.S. No. 2 13.64.

After coming within .10 of a second off the sophomore national record (13.63), Thomas got the opportunity to meet U.S. hurdles star David Oliver, the 2013 IAAF World Champion in the 110 hurdles.

“It meant a lot to meet someone of David Oliver’s caliber,” Thomas said. “He said good job and to keep up the good work. I used the fast surface to my advantage. It was great to know I can run that fast against great competition. Any competition I can get gives me a great adrenaline rush.”

Hallandale’s Antwuan Musgrove finished third in 13.98.

Meanwhile, Thomas’ All-American teammate Camora Sanders shone in the weighted throws, winning the discus (13-6) and finishing second in the shot put (41-7.50).

In the boys’ 1,600 relay, American standout long sprinter Ari Cogdell teamed up with Dawun Hylton, Kevin Turner and Johaun Beresford to lead the Patriots to victory in 3:12.86.

Boyd Anderson’s Javon Patterson kept the Cobras’ middle distance run of excellence alive by leading the Cobras’ 3,200 boys’ relay to victory and winning the 800 meters, his specialty in 1:52.49.

Pines Charter’s Tomas Gimenez-Beron finished second in the boys’ 1,600 meters.

Hallandale’s Kimani Rushing finished second in the triple jump and third in the long jump.

Ransom Everglades’ continued her surge toward the state qualifying meets by winning the pole vault (12-6).

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▪ Girls results — 3,200 Relay: 1. Miami Northwestern 9:12.90; 100 Hurdles: 3. Mitchell (MNW) 13.87; 400 Relay: 1. Miami Northwestern 45.77; 3. Hallandale 47.57; 800: 3. Pinnell (NBP) 2:15.74; Shot put: 2. Sanders (NE) 41-7.50; Discus: 1. Camora Sanders (NE) 136-6; 3. K. Clark (MNW) 127-9; Long Jump: 3. Rushing (Hall) 18-10; Triple Jump: 2. Rushing (Hall) 39-9; Pole Vault: 1. Nati Sheppard (RE) 12-6; 800 Relay: 1. Miami Northwestern 1:35.42; 2. Northeast 1:38.41; 3,200: 3. Ruan (RE) 11:06.06; 1,600 Relay: 1. Miami Northwestern 3:44.38, 2. Miami Southridge 3:45.69, 3. Northeast 3:46.1.

▪ Boys’ results — 3,200 Relay – 1. Boyd Anderson 7:53.87; 110 Hurdles: 1. Damion Thomas Jr. (NE) 13.64, 3. Musgrove (Hall) 13.98; 100: 3. Horne Jr. (Mir) 10.83; 1,600: 2. Gimenez-Beron (PPC) 4:24.85; 3. Ramcharran (Doug) 4:25.87; 800: 1. Javon Patterson (BA) 1:52.49; Shot Put: 1. Aaron Hanna (MC) 57-10, 2. Gordon (Nor) 54-9.75; Discus: 3. Petit-Homme (AM) 154-0; High Jump: 2. Lee (BA) 6-6; 800 Relay: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 1:26.05; 3. Hallandale 1:27.97; 1,600 Relay: 1. American 3:12.86; 2. Miami Northwestern 3:13.92; 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:15.61.

BASEBALL

▪ Westwood Christian 11, Archbishop Carroll 6:

WC 0 0 1 6 2 0 2 — 11 9 4

AC 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 — 6 3 3

WP: Nick Mejias 2-3, 2B, 4 RBI. Top Performers: Mike Mejias 3-4, 2B, 2RBI. Matt Fernandez 2-3, 2B, 2R. WC 8-6. AC 5-16.

SOFTBALL

▪ Coral Reef 16, Pines Charter 8:

CR 0 5 0 1 0 5 5 — 16 22 2

PC 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 — 8 12 1

WP: Carsyn Gordon (1-0). Top performers: Kylan Becker 3-5, 2 HR, 2 RBI. Denver Keller 3-4, HR, 3 RBI. Michelle Ryan 3-5, HR, 3 RBI. Carsyn Gordon 3-5, 3 RBI. Cristina Colli 3-5, 4 RBI. CR 18-4.

MONDAY’S SCHEDULE

BASEBALL

Hollywood Hills at Cooper City, 6:30

Northeast at Nova, 4

Krop at Reagan 3:30

Sunset at Braddock, 3:30

North Miami at Carol City, 3:30

Brito Miami at Gulliver Prep, 4

Redland Christian at Miami Christian, 4

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

Cardinal Gibbons at Western, 4:30

Cooper City at McArthur, 4:30

Cypress Bay at Everglades, 4:30

Deerfield Beach at Pines Charter, 4:30

Flanagan at Nova, 4:30

Hollywood Hills at West Broward, 4:30

American at Varela, 3:30

Krop at Coral Park, 3:30

Archemedian at Ferguson, 6

Southwest at Mourning, 6

Coral Reef at Sunset, 7:15

SOFTBALL

Homestead at Hialeah Miami Lakes, 3:30

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