Broward High Schools

Southridge’s Courtney Gibson sets Hallandale Invitational long jump record

The latest in a long line of Miami Southridge All-American jumpers, promising sophomore Courtney Gibson could ultimately prove to be the class of them all. Gibson took another step to joining and possibly eclipsing that elite group by setting a Hallandale Invitational long jump meet record with a jump of 17-10.25 on Saturday.

“Setting a meet record makes me feel great,” Gibson said. “It’s really important to me. When I jump I want to leave a mark. I want to be the best and stay the best and let people know I was there.”

Spartans coach Dja Dugue-Wright believes the addition of a cross-country base and running the sprints this season will fast-track Gibson, who has a 19-2 personal record, to make a run at the school record (20-4) and ultimately challenge for a state title.

“Courtney should be jumping 20 feet by the time we get ready to jump at states,” Dugue-Wright said. “We are fine-tuning small things to make the big jump at the right time. Courtney broke this meet record, now it’s on to the school record.”

Miami Northwestern, behind a 1-2 finish by Twanisha Terry in the 100 and 200, won the girls’ team title, and Boyd Anderson, led by victories from Phillip Lee (high jump) and Lenny Laguerre (triple jump) won on the boys’ side.

Northwestern’s defending Class 3A 100 hurdles state champion Timetria Mitchell helped the Bulls’ cause by cruising to victory in 13.72, ahead of Northeast’s Jeyland Valentin (14.35). Mitchell also finished second to teammate Shamaria Lovette (43.42) in the 300 hurdles.

“Last week I had a shaky start but [Saturday] I came out of the blocks as strong as I needed to,” Mitchell said. “I had to use my arms because in prelims I didn’t use them as much as I should have. I came through and thankfully I won.”

Northeast sophomore Damion Thomas Jr., who stamped himself a rising star after setting a nation-leading 13.88 in the 110 hurdles, passed on his strongest event but won the 300 hurdles in 38.93 — off his U.S. No. 5 38.03 in that event.

After a shocking upset loss as a state leader in the 800 meters at the 4A state finals last season, American’s Ari Cogdell is hopeful a stronger sprint base will be the difference this season.

Cogdell, the lone returnee from the Patriots’ state winning 3,200 relay team, led the Patriots new-look relay to victory in 8:09.35 before returning to finish third in the 800.

“I ran a bad race at states last year,” Cogdell said. “I took off too fast and got caught up in the hype. That left a bitter taste in my mouth. I learned from that to stay calm and keep my composure. My back stretch is going to be quicker than it usually is. In the last 50 I will be coming downhill.”

Booker T. Washington’s Vaquan Small won the 800 in 1:56.53.

Victories by Hallandale’s Aisha Nelson (high jump), Brianna Pollock (1,600) and Kimani Rushing (triple jump) led the Chargers’ girls to a runner-up finish.

Behind a sizzling anchor leg from Khai McLin, the Plantation boys’ 400-meter relay might have signaled its resurgence with a victory in 42.16. Devonte Fisher, Antwon Hicks and Deondre Anderson had flawless handoffs through the first three legs, leaving McLin, who finished second in the 100, to power the Colonels home ahead of Northwestern and Miami Jackson.

“We have a lot to prove,” Anderson said. “That we are the best in Broward, Dade and Florida. We want to go out our senior year with a bang. This is big. We want to everybody to know that we are here and we’re not hiding.”

▪ Hallandale Invitational - Boys’ individual results – 3,200 relay: 1. American 8:09.35, 2. Boyd Anderson 8:09.80, 3. Dillard 8:18.37; 110 hurdles: Davis (SR) 14.67, 2. Durosier (BA) 14.72, 3. Washington (Hall) 14.91; 100: Gardner (Cocoa) 10.66, 2. McLin (Plant) 10.72, 3. Shivers (Cham) 10.90; 800: 1. Small (BTW) 1:56.53, 2. Gunter (Sunset) 1:57.74, 3. Cogdell (Amer) 1:58.43; 200: Gardner (Cocoa) 21.37, 2. Musgrove (Hall) 21.82, 3. McLin (Plant) 21.87; 300 Hurdles: 1. Thomas (NE) 38.93, 2. Burns (MNW) 39.86, 3. Crittenden (Hall) 39.91; 1,600: Diaz (Sunset) 4:32.68, 2. Serrano (West) 4:35.93, 3. D. Williams (BA) 4:38.91; 400: 1. Alexandre (Hall) 47.92, 2. Dean (SD) 49.10, 3. S. Williams (Amer) 49.42; 400 Relay: 1. Plantation 42.16, 2. Northwestern 42.36, 3. Jackson 42.98;3,200: 1. Diaz (Sunset) 9:48.00, 2. McCracken (WA) 10:13.38, 3. Areces (Col) 10:14.72;1,600 relay: 1. Northwestern 3:22.58, 2. American 3:23.98, 3. Hallandale 3:26.80;High jump: 1. Lee (BA) 6-4, 2. Small (BTW) 6-4, 3. Fleurinord (FtL) 6-2; Discus: 1. Hankerson (WA) 156-6, 2. Cox (Rockledge) 151-9, 3. Hanna (MC) 142-3; Shot put: 1. Hanna (MC) 55-1.25, Gordon (Nor) 51-11.50, 3. Mainer (Jack) 51-1; Triple jump: 1. Laguerre (BA) 45-0, 2. Gardner (Cocoa) 44-5, 3. Mitchell (Flan) 42-8.50; Pole vault: 1. Enriquez (SD) 11-6, 2. Fransisco (Col) 11-0, 3. Bentley (Col) 11-0; Long jump: 1. Gardner (Cocoa) 22-3.75, 2. Cabral (WA) 22-2.50, 3. Lee (BA) 21-5.75; Boys’ team standings: 1. Boyd Anderson 66, Westminster Academy 51.50, 3. Northwestern 48.

▪ Girls’ individual results – 3,200 relay: 1. Northwestern 9:35.17, 2. Carol City 9:55.79, 3. Dillard 10:10.12; 100 hurdles: 1. Mitchell (MNW) 13.72, 2. Valentin (NE) 14.35, 3. McMinn (Jack) 14.47; 100: Terry (MNW) 11.76, 2. Mason (SR) 11.79, 3. Toussaint (MNW) 11.95; 1,600: 1. Pollock (Hall) 5:31.25, 2. McDowell (CCity) 5:34.68, 3. Humphries (West) 5:40.86; 400: 1. Harris (MNW) 56.13, 2. Dyer (Amer) 56.17, 3. Woulard (NE) 57.77;400 Relay: 1. Northwestern 46.44, 2. Hallandale 48.36, 3. Dillard 48.76; 3,200: 1. McConnell (Mon) 12:15.02, 2. Baysinger (Rock) 12:39.84, 3. Miller (SB) 12:58.25; 800: 1. Gilbert (MNW) 2:18.98, 2. Span (RPB) 2:20.22, 3. Rogers (MNW) 2:21.40; 200: Mason (SR) 23.85, 2. Terry (MNW) 24.32, 3. Rushing (Hall) 24.63; 300 hurdles: Lovette (MNW) 43.42, 2. Mitchell (MNW) 43.43, 3. Strackman (Hall) 44.50; 1,600 relay: 1. Northwestern 4:02.86, 2. Dillard 4:08.53, 3. Carol City 4:08.75; Long jump: 1. Gibson (SR) 17-10.25, 2. Brown (WA) 17-1, 3. Woulard (NE) 16-10; Triple jump: 1. Rushing (Hall) 41-2, 2. Joseph (Rockledge) 36-11, 3. Alvarez (SD) 36-8.50; High jump: 1. Nelson (Hall) 5-8, 2. Eskridge (MNW) 5-4, 3. McMinn (Jack) 5-4; Discus: 1. Dove (PBL) 130-1, 2. Zaldo (SR) 123-10, 3. Simmons (Hall) 122-3; Shot put: 1. Clark (MNW) 41-5.25, 2. Dawson (MNW) 37-7, 3. Heaven (Hall) 34-9;Pole vault: 1. Sastre (WA) 11-0. Girls’ team standings: 1. Northwestern 188, 2. Hallandale 85, Southridge 48.

GIRLS’ TRACK

▪ Big Blue Invitational — 1. Northwestern 109, 2. Coral Reef 85, 3. Lourdes 83, 4. Archbishop McCarthy 82, 5. McArthur 64, 6. Gulliver 38.50, 7. Pompano Beach 37, 8. Westminster Christian 30, 9. Pembroke Pines Charter 27, 10. Key West 23, 11. North Broward Prep 21, 12. Palmer Trinity 14, 13. Carrollton 13, 14. Mater Academy 11, 15. La Salle 10, 16. University School 3.50.

▪ Panther Relay — 1. Douglas 87.50, 2. Pine Crest 85, 3. Ransom Everglades 78, 4.Calvary Christian 72, 5. Ferguson 66, 6. South Florida HEAT 62.50, 7. Coral Springs 52, 8. Cardinal Gibbons 42, 9. Somerset Academy 37, 10. Dade Christian 21, 11. Highlands Christian 16, 12. Florida Christian 12, 13. Coral Springs Christian 11, 14. Somerset Prep 8, 15. St. Andrew 5, 16. Cypress Bay 2.

BOYS’ TRACK

▪ Big Blue Invitational — 1. Coral Reef 110.33, 2. Belen 97.50, 3. Coconut Creek 92.50, 4. McArthur 81.50, 5. Archbishop McCarthy 71.50, 6. Pembroke Pines Charter 58, 7. Pompano Beach 40, 8. Key West 33.50, 9. Gulliver Prep 28.33, 10. Pace 17, 11. Mater Academy 11, 12. La Salle 10.83, 13. Westminster Christian 4.

▪ Panther Relay — 1. Calvary Christian 102, 2. Douglas 89.50, 3. Ferguson 78.50, 4. Cardinal Gibbons 77, 5. Pine Crest 75.50, 6. Coral Springs 56, 7. Dade Christian 32, 8. Highlands Christian 30, 9. Coral Springs Christian 26, 10. St. Andrew 17, 11. South Florida HEAT 12.50, 12. Florida Christian 12, 12. Somerset Academy 12, 14. Cypress Bay 10, 15. Ransom Everglades 9, 16. Divine Savior 6.

SOFTBALL

▪ Speedball Classic Maroone Bracket Final — Chaminade-Madonna 13, Florida Christian 2:WP: Lexi Patalano (4-2), 3 IP, 2 K's, 5-1. SV: Bridgette Tuxbury, 2 IP, 2 K's. LP: Vasquez 6-2. Top Performers: (CM 10-3): Megan Sorg 2-3, HR, 1B, 3 RBI, 2 R. Dana Defalco 2-3, 2 R, BB, 2 RBI. FC (8-3): Ernst 2-3, 2B, R.

▪ Speedball Classic — Westminster Christian 6, McArthur 4:WP: Victoria Perez (4-2) 3 IP, 1H, 4 K. Top performers: Dayma Pla 2-2, 2 RBI. Ally Mena 2-3, 3B, RBI. Ashley Castano 1-3, 2 RBI. WC 7-3.

▪ Speedball Classic —Westminster Christian 9, University 1:WP: Brooklyn Maguire (3-1). Top performers: Ally Mena 3-4, 2B, RBI. Kia Benitez 2-3, 2B, 3 R, 3 SB. Madison Precht 2-3, RBI. WC 6-3.

▪ Monarch 6, Taravella 2: WP: Emily Estroff (12-1) 7 IP, 5 K’s. Top Performers: Forbes 3 H. McNutty 2 H, RBI. Morales 2 RBI. Monarch 13-1

BASEBALL

▪ Pine Crest 6, Chaminade-Madonna 0:WP: Garret Rukes (3-1) 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 6 K’s. LP: Damien Fornash. Top Performers: Conine 1-2, HR, 2 R, 2 BB, RBI. Schulefand 2-4, 2 R, RBI, SB. PC 5-4.

▪ Archbishop McCarthy 11, Cardinal Gibbons 2: WP: Christian Demby 5 IP, 5 K’s, BB, 0H. Dylan Bautista 2-4, 3 RBI. Kobe Lopez 1-3, H, HR. Andrew Fernandez 1-3, H, HR.

▪ Late Friday — Ransom 3, Marathon 0:WP: Archer (1-2), 6IP, 0ER, 10 K’s. LP: Sainz. SV: Vinson. Top Performers: Bolduc 1-2, 2B, 2RBI. Suarez RBI. Rossi 1-3, BB, 2SB

▪ Late Friday —Palmer Trinity 11, Miami Country Day 0:WP: Walker 8 K's. Top Performers: Steinman 2-4, 2B, GS, 6 RBI. Pico 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI. Kross 2-3, 2B.

GIRLS’ WATER POLO

▪ Gulliver 15, Suncoast 0: Andrea Guerra shutout, 5 blocks, 3 steals, assist. Alexandra Guerra 4 goals, 2 steals, 2 assists. Daniella Fuertes 2 goals, 6 steals, 5 assists. GP 11-2.

BOYS’ WATER POLO

▪ Ransom Invitational — Belen 20, Miami Country Day 1. Belen 18, Suncoast 8. Belen 10, St. Andrews 9. Belen 11, Gulliver 10: Belen Leaders: Pablo Kurzan, Santiago Nunez, Ryan Guso, Federico Tamborrel, Alex Boza.

BOYS’ SOCCER

▪ Late Friday, FACA All-Star Soccer Classic — South Team 3, North 1: Caleb Acosta (SLAM) goal. Victor Pimentel (Jupiter) goal. Jordan Chea (Monarch) goal.

▪ Late Friday, FACA All-Star Soccer Classic Championship — East 1, South 0.

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