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Eagles fly high at track district

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By The Staff

Bronson track and field had an outstanding day at the district track meet at Oak Hall, qualifying in nine individual and relay events and finishing fourth and fifth among girls' and boys' teams respectively.

Senior thrower Liz Gay was a huge part of that success, taking third in both the shot and discus. The girls' 4x100 and 4x800 teams, made up of gritty middle schoolers Brittni Davis, Shannah Parkin, Kelsey Russel and Perteara Phillips (4x100) and Deonna Hamilton, Tianna Shelley, Brittany Riley and Candace Hulett (4x800) were also major contributors.

On the boys' side, sophomore Willie Ellison had Bronson's best individual performance with his second place throw in the shot put. The boys' 4x100 and 4x800 teams featured the best mix of Bronson football and basketball players grinding down the competition to get a pair of third-place qualifying finishes. Dustin Crutchfield waited out a higher-seeded opponent's “no height” finish to nab the fourth spot for the high jump qualifier.

Bronson's qualifying athletes will be at Orlando First Academy tomorrow (Friday) for the regional meet. The best finishes at regionals will go to the state meet next Friday, May 1, at Showalter Field at Winter Park High School.

Bronson results at district track meet (Q=qualified for regional meet)

Girls 100 Meter Dash

  6    Perteara Phillips, 14.66

Girls 400 Meter Dash

  9    Tianna Shelley 1:21.26   1

Girls 800 Meter Run

 11    Kelsey Russell 3:15.59 

 12   Candace Hulett 3:24.29 

Girls 1600 Meter Run

  7    Dixie Lee Trimm 6:36.94 

Girls 4x100 Meter Relay

  3 Bronson 1:00.84  Q 

     1) 55 Davis, Brittni 11            2) 51 Parkin, Shannah 7          

     3) 62 Russell, Kelsey 7            4) 61 Phillips, Perteara 7       

Girls 4x800 Meter Relay

  4 Bronson 14:04.57  Q  

     1) 58 Hamilton, Deonna 7           2) 48 Shelly, Tianna 6           

     3) 75 Riley, Brittany 6            4) 71 Hulett, Candace 7          

Girls Shot Put

  3 Elizabeth Gay 29-10.50      9.10m   Q  

  7 Brittany Riley 23-06.00      7.16m

Girls Discus Throw

  3  Elizabeth Gay 78-01     23.79m Q

  7  Brittany Riley 63-10     19.45m

 10 Tianna Shelley 52-09     16.07m

Boys 400 Meter Dash

  9  Raymie Powers 1:02.79   2

 14 Michael Still 1:24.40   1

Boys 800 Meter Run

  4 Jesse Waybright 2:25.08    Q  

  9 Raymie Powers 2:38.04 

 12  Tyler McClain 2:59.50 

Boys 4x100 Meter Relay

3 Bronson 50.18 Q

     1) 57 Wiseman, Enrique 11          2) 70 Hamilton, Zachary 11       

     3) 49 Alvalle, Ray 10              4) 77 Waybright, Jesse 12        

Boys 4x800 Meter Relay

3 Bronson 10:07.69 Q

     1) 52 Powers, Raymie 11            2) 70 Hamilton, Zachary 11       

     3) 57 Wiseman, Enrique 11          4) 77 Waybright, Jesse 12        

Boys High Jump

4   Dustin Crutchfield 5-00.00      1.52m   Q

Boys Long Jump

   8 Jesse Waybright 16-02.00 4.92m

 10 Dustin Crutchfield 15-07.00 4.74m

 12 Enrique Wiseman 14-09.00 4.49m

Boys Shot Put

 2   Willie Ellison   40-02.00     12.24m   Q

  5  Nick Napier 35-04.00     10.76m   2  

  6  Raymie Powers  35-00.00     10.66m   1  

 10  Matt Drysdale 32-08.50      9.96m

Boys Discus Throw

  8 Willie Ellison 80-03     24.46m

  9 Nick Napier 72-06     22.09m

 12 Tyler McClain 60-06     18.44m

 14 Michael Still 43-04     13.20m

 Women - Team Rankings - 17 Events Scored

4) Bronson                    25  

Men - Team Rankings - 17 Events Scored

5) Bronson                     32