Sunday, April 14, 2013

TRACK: Patriots Girls Team Wins Gordon Invitational; Boys Place 5th.....

It was a good Saturday for Patriots participating in the Charles B. Gordon Invitational at Douglas Freeman High School.

The Patrick Henry girls team, with strong performances throughout the meet, upended usual Central Region rivals Cosby, 120.5 to 111 to win the team competition in this pace-setting early season meet that included 15 teams, and all four county schools. Hanover placed 7th with 40 points, Lee-Davis 10th with 36.

Lynnell Fisher showed strong senior leadership by sweeping the long jump and the triple jump, finishing 3rd in the 100 meter hurdles, and 8th for a point in the 300 meter hurdles, accounting for 27 points as a solo competitor.  Her longtime teammate, Jessica Shelton, finished 2nd in the 100 in a state-qualifying time of 14.96, then won the 300, holding off county rival, Dallas Tennessee of Lee-Davis by .10 (46.77 to 46.87).

The speed of Tiffany Harris scored for Patrick Henry, as she took 2nd overall in both the 200 and 400 meters.

On the boys side, Patrick Henry finished 5th (64 points) overall in a close race with Cosby (4th at 66), while besting Colonial District rival Deep Run (6th at 62). East Carolina commit Travis Phillips blazed to double victory in the 110 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles, and was a member of the 4 X 100 meter relay team that placed second to Highland Springs, who won the boys team competition 93 to 92 over Manchester.

Other notable performances:

---Atlee's Bryce Simpson placed 3rd in boys pole vault clearing 12 feet.
---Hanover's Donte Haynesworth placed 2nd in boys triple jump at 41 feet, 11 1/2 inches.
---Patrick Henry's Aaron Panky WON the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 2 inches, then went to the track to set a personal best in the 200 meters by more than a second to finish in 4th place.
---Lee-Davis' Andy Ordaz finished 6th in the shot put, throwing for 44 feet, 11 inches.
---BIG DAY for Lee-Davis' Wesley Jones, finishing 3rd in 100 and 400 meters, then WINNING the 200 meters in 22.62.
---Patrick Henry's Chiquitta Harris WINS the girls shot put with toss of 38 feet, 3 inches, a state qualifying throw!
---PH teammate Crishna Hooker clears five feet to WIN the girls high jump for 10 crucial points.
---Hanover's Samantha Seymore placed 2nd in the girls pole vault clearing 9 feet, 6 inches.


---Hanover and Patrick Henry are expected to join Atlee at the Raiders "6 Team Meet" this Wednesday afternoon....
---Lee-Davis is scheduled to return to Freeman for a Colonial/Capital Meet, also on Wednesday...
---Lee-Davis hosts their annual "Lee-Davis Invitational" next Saturday, April 20th.....

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