2014 Jimmy Carnes Meet Preview: Bracy, Freeman Headline Day One, HS Stars Take Track On Day Two

The 7th Annual Jimmy Carnes Indoor Track & Field Meet kicksoff Friday with the college and open divisions. The youth will compete all day on Saturday and will showcase the state's top talent. Ricky Quintana takes a look at the top entrants in both fields. As always flrunners/MileSplit will be on hand with thousands of photos, dozens of race videos and interviews, all the results, performances, and a complete recap of all the action!

Top athletes entered on Friday

Marvin Bracy, adidas- US 55m dash High School Record Holder(6.08), 2011 USATF Junior Championship Gold Medalist.
Gerald Phiri, adidas- a Zambian, who qualified for the 2012 100 meter dash London Olympics semi-finals. The Texas A & M alum was a silver medalist in the 60 meter dash at 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships
Octavious Freeman adidas- a 2013 World Championship 100 meter dash finalist (8th place) and member of the 4 x 100 meter relay silver medal winning team Silver medalist at the 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships (10.87)- only 14th fastest US woman all-time.
Samantha Henry-Robinson, adidas- a Jamaican who was a 2013 4 x 100meter relay Gold Medal team member.
Shalonda Solomon, adidas- USA.2011 4 x 100 meter relay Gold Medal member
Aleen Bailey, adidas- a Jamaican who was a 2004 4 x 100meter relay Olympic Gold Medal team member and a 2009 World Championship 4 x 100m relay Gold Medal team member

Top athletes entered on Saturday

Kendall Williams, Stanton Prep(Jacksonville, FL),Sr- FSU commitment, 2013 US #3 in the 100 meter dash and US #1 in the 200m, Track and Field News All American in 100m and 200m. Tony James of Gainesville High School will be out after suffering an ankle injury in this past weekend’s all-star football game. There are plenty of other contenders who could fill the void in James’ absence. They include:

Andrew James, Westminster Academy(Fort Lauderdale), Jr , FHSAA 1A Track and Field 400m champion and 200 meter dash runner-up( 21.51)

Rasheed Tatham, St. Thomas Aquinas(Fort Lauderdale), Jr. He was 2nd in the 200m in the prep division at the Golden South Classic. His time of 21.96(0.5) was his best of the season.

Dontarian Evans, Gainesville High School, Sr- the senior has a best of 49.61 set at the FHSAA 3A Region 1 400 meter dash final. He followed that with a 22.13(0.2) time this past summer in the 200meter dash at the AAU Junior Olympics.

Jemarruse Amos, Raines High School (Jacksonville), Sr- 2013 FHSAA Track and Field Finals 4th place 110m Hurdles

Deron Gordon, Northeast(Oakland Park), 2013 Golden South Classic 110m Hurdles Prelims 4th 14.30(0.4)

Michael Taylor, The First Academy (Orlando) 2013 FHSAA 1A track and Field Finals 110m 2nd place (14.57)

Jordon Flowers, Westminster(Atlanta, GA)- 2013 Golden South Classic, 8th place 1 mile run(4:19.89), 2013 Georgia Olympics 1st place 3200m run(9:47.96)

Rayford James, Lee(Jacksonville), Sr-2013 Golden South Classic, 12th place(1:56.62)

 Joseph Ault, Circle Christian(Orlando),Sr- 2013 Holy Trinity All-Star Classic 4th place(1:57.50)

Zack Summerall, Sarasota, Jr- 1:56.79 best in finishing 2nd at his FHSAA 3A district 11 meet, 4th in the 1600m FHSAA 3A final in a time of 4:25.40 and owns a personal best of 4:22.09 in winning his FHSAA 3A region 3 meet.

Tyler Bennett, Fort Myers, Sr- UNF commitment, 2013 Foot Locker National Cross Country Finalist(15:57, 2013 FHSAA 3A Cross Country Finals 2nd place(15:23.36), 2013 Foot Locker South Regional 7th place(14:52), 2013 Florida Relays 3200m 5th place(9:25.43)

Aaron Jane of Mosley(Lynn Haven), Sr- The senior clocked a personal best of 4:25.64 in winning the 1600 meter consolation race at the FSU Relays.

Andrew Cacciatore, Holy Trinity (Melbourne),Fr- 2nd in the 2013 FHSAA 1A State Cross Country Final

Dominic Williams, Lee (Jacksonville), So- ran 9:16.49 at the 2013 AAU National Junior Olympics Intermediate division.

Nicholas Gonzales,The Geneva School(Winter Park), Jr- He was 7th in the FHSAA 1600 meter run final with a time of 4:31.75 and followed that up with a personal best of 4:23.78 8th place finish at the Holy Trinity All-Star Showdown.

Kaleb McLeod, Trinity Christian(Dublin, GA), Jr- 2013 GISA 1600m 1st place(4:29.34) and 3200m 1st place(9:43.68), 2013 GISA State Cross Country 1st(15:52.13), 2013 Foot Locker South Regional 14th place(15:08)

Cisco Ferre, Hilton Head(SC), Jr- 2013 SC 3A State Cross Country meet 3rd place(15:39.92)

Franco Martins, Windermere Prep(Windermere), Jr- 2013 FHSAA 1A Cross Country Finals 1st place(15:44.23)

Drew McMichael, Evangelical Christian(Fort Myers) cleared 15-06 twice this past summer ,2nd in the FHSAA 1A State Track and Field Finals with a jump of 15-00.00.

Harry Glasser, Bolles(Jacksonville), Sr- Soared to a US #5 height of 16-00 at the Durham Striders Invitational in Chapel Hill, NC last weekend. 4th at the FHSAA 2A State Track and Field Finals.

Carson Waters, Osceola, Sr- 2013 Florida Pole Vault Academy Beach Vault, 3rd place(15-00.00), 2013 Golden South Classic 3rd place Pole Vault(15-00.00), 2013 FHSAA 3A Track and Field Finals 5th place Pole Vault(13-06.00)

Nick Catchur, Jesuit(Tampa), Sr- 2013 FHSAA 2A Track and Field Finals 1st place Pole Vault(14-06)

Jamal Whittaker, Apopka,Sr- is the top thrower in this year’s event. He has a best of 56 feet 09.50 inches and was fourth in the FHSAA 4A State Track and Field Finals last year.

David May, Fleming Island, Sr- 2013 FHSAA 3A Track and Field Finals 3rd place Shot Put(52-10.75)

Jack Taylor, Jesuit(Tampa), Sr- 2013 FHSAA 2A Track and Field Finals 4th place Shot Put(52-05.00)

Chedlin Sageese, Santaluces(Lantana), Sr- 2013 New Balance Outdoor Nationals Champion(23-04.25(2.4), 2013 FHSAA 4A Track and Field Finals 5th place LJ(21-02.50, 2013 Golden South Classic 3rd place LJ 22-0(-1.4)

Cassondra Hall, Northside(Warner Robbins,GA), So- 2013 AAU Junior Olympics Junior Division 1st place 100m(11.68-2.2), 2013 GHSA State Track and Field Championships 1st place 100m(11.66,1.1) and 2nd place 200m(24.07)

Danielle Phillips, Rockledge High School, Sr- LSU commitment. She has jumped 20 feet 0 inches in the long jump and was the FHSAA 2A State Track and Field Final runner-up.

Teahna Daniels ,The First Academy (Orlando), Jr- has gotten off to a quick start winning the Indoor Alumni Age Group Invitational in 7.53- good for the second best time in the nation. Currently ranked 4th in the US in the 200m as well running 24.93.

Erin Ford, Royal Palm Beach, Jr-2013 AAU Club Nationals 3rd place 400m(55.91), 2013 Golden South Classic 2nd place 400m(54.76), 2013 FHSAA Track and Field Finals 2nd place 400m(55.32)

Diamond Spaulding, St. Thomas Aquinas(Fort Lauderdale), Jr- 2013 FHSAA 2A Track and Field Finals 1st place 200m(23.59) and 2nd place 100m(11.76), 2013 Golden South Classic 6th place 100m dash(11.86), 2013 USATF World Youth Track and Field Trials 5th place 200,(23.99)

Daryth Gayles, Holy Trinity (Melbourne), Sr- Stanford commitment, 2012 FHSAA 1A Track and Field Finals 1st place 100m dash (12.59) and 3rd place 200m (25.58)

Gabrielle Gayles, Holy Trinity (Melbourne), Sr- Stanford commitment, 2013 USATF Junior Olympic Outdoor Track and Field Finals 3rd place Young Adult Division 400m(54.65), 2013 FHSAA 1A Track and Field Finals 1st place 400m(55.22)

Daeshon Gordon of Northeast (Oakland Park), Sr- LSU commitment, won the 100 meter hurdles at the Golden South Classic after finishing second at the FHSAA 4A 100 meter hurdle finals. She also finished fourth at the Jamaican National Junior trials in the 100 meter hurdles in 13.70.

Sharikka Barnett, Oak Ridge(Orlando), Jr- 3rd at the 2013 USATF National Junior Olympics Intermediate division with a time of 24.42.

Hallie Grimes, Land O’ Lakes, Sr- 2013 FHSAA 3A Track and Field Finals 400m 3rd place(57.59), 2013 Golden South 4th place prelims(56.32)

Destiny Washington, West Orange(Winter Garden), Sr- 2014 AAU Club Nationals 4th place semi-finals(24.58(-0.6)

Chelsea Francis, Atlantic Coast(Jacksonville), Jr- 2013 FHSAA 3A Track and Field Finals 5th place(12.26) and 8th place 200m(25.07), 2013 Golden South Classic 7th place 100m(11.94) and 6th place 200m(24.45),

Emily Edwards, Fort Myers High School, Sr- Alabama commitment- returns to defend her Jimmy Carnes titles. She finished 1st at the FHSAA 3A State Cross Country Finals in November and was the 1600 meter run state champion last spring. She also ran a 2:12.68 to take second at the Florida Relays last year.

Regen McGee,Pass Christian(MS),So-  sister of UF star, Cory McGee. She was the state champion in the 1600 meter and 3200 meter run last spring.

Alex Eaton, Shorecrest Prep(St. Petersburg), Sr- 2013 FHSAA 1A Cross Country Finals 2nd place(18:22.68), 2013 FHSAA 1A track and Field Finals 5th place 3200m(11:21.29)

Hannah Brookover, Calvary Christian(Clearwater), So- 2013 FHSAA 1A Track and Field Finals 4th place 1600m(5:16.15) and 10th in 800m(2:29.04), 2013 Golden South Classic 6th place 1 mile run(5:13.23)

Allie Castro, North Lincoln(Lincolnton, NC), Sr- 2013 NCHSAA State Cross Country Championships 3rd place(18:24.05), 2014 Durham Striders Invitational 2nd place 3200m(11:30.2)

Kayla Thomas, Stanton Prep(Jacksonville), Sr- 2013 track and Field Finals 4th place 800m(2:19.17) 2013 AAU Club Nationals 2nd place 800m(2:16.29)

Maddie Beaubien, Wellington, So- 2013 FHSAA 4A Track and Field Finals 8th place 2:21.36

Shadayzha Bullock, Eastside, Jr- 2013 FHSAA 2A shot put champion.

Katelyn Utley,Tift County(GA),Sr- won the state champion last year with a clearance of 12-06 and was second at Jimmy Carnes meet last year.

Carson Dingler, Presbyterian Day School(Georgia), Sr- cleared a new personal best of 12-06 at the Durham Strriders Invitational in Chapel Hill, NC- good for US #5.Cleared 12-00 December 27 and was 2nd in the USATF Junior Olympic Youth division with a leap of 11-11.75.

Erica Sergeant, Lake Mary Prep(Lake Mary), Sr- 2013 AAU Club Nationals 1st place Young Adult Division Pole Vault(12_06.25), 2013 FHSAA 4A track and Field Finals 1st place Pole Vault(11-06), 2013 Golden South Classic 2nd place Pole Vault(12-00.00), 2013 Jimmy Carnes Indoor Track and Field Meet 1st place(12-04, meet record),2012 AAU Club Nationals 1st place Intermediate division Pole Vault(12-08)

Jennifer Kistemaker, Osceola(Seminole), Jr- 2013 Golden South Classic 3rd place pole vault(12-00.00)

Brittney McGee, Admiral Farragut(St. Petersburg), Jr- 2013 FHSAA 1A track and Field Finals 4th place LJ 18-04(2.4), 2013 Florida Relays 2nd place LJ(19-00.25)

-Tamari Davis 100 & 200 2013 AAU National Champion

-Will McKnight 100 & 200 2012 AAU National Champion (Hurt last year)

-Shaleiya Lee 800 2013 Flrunners Middle School Champion & 6th place at AAU Junior Olympics.

-Twaneise Johnson 400 finish 5th at 2013 AAU Junior Olympics

-Amber Powell 2013 AAU Junior Olympics discus winner and 3rd place shot put

7th Annual Jimmy Carnes Indoor Track and Field Meet Final Instructions:

Gainesville, FL- January 15, 2014-

Packet Pick-up- At gate 1 of O’Connell Center
Friday                    January 17           10:00AM-6:00PM
Saturday              January 18           6:30AM-5:00PM
Friday                    January 17           7:00AM-6:00PM
If you pick up on Saturday, be sure to get there 2 hours prior to your event so you can warm-up and do not miss the start of your event.
Please complete waiver for all athletes entered prior to packet pick-up

Please complete hotel questionnaire for those using local hotels for the event

Late fees: Cash or money order for late fees which must be paid at packet pick-up.

Admission: $5 for spectators for each day. Ticket booth is located at Gate 1 which is the northeast corner of the O’Connell Center facing Ben Hill Griffin Football Stadium. Coach’s passes must be obtained from coach before entering Gate 1.

Parking: free at the O’Connell Center Parking lot on Friday. UF parking restrictions for all other parking areas will be in effect so please do not park illegally. On Saturday, free at O’Connell Center parking lot and other areas where available. Please refer to this page for more information http://www.parking.ufl.edu/pages/parkinfofaq.asp

Heat Sheets: will be available online. For Friday’s events, heat sheets will be posted on Thursday, January 16. For Saturday’s events, heat sheets will be posted on Friday, January 17. Heat sheets will also be available for sale at the ticket booth.

Results and Updates: Live meet results will be posted at halfmiletiming.com. Meet updates will be posted twitter account RickyQuintana, @RickyQuintana,  #JimmyCarnes and the Gainesville Sports Commission Facebook page.

Shot puts: Indoor shot puts will be provided. Please do not bring your shot puts to the throwing area at level 1.

Clerking area: Will be at gate 3 second level. This is a change from past years. Please access from third level. Gate 2 track level will not be accessible for Saturday’s event because of UF Swim meet.

Finish area: Athletes will exit out gate 4 on second level then use stairs to reach third level on Saturday.

T-shirts and vendor area: Fine Design will have t-shirts available from $12-$16 in the vendor area located at Gate 1. FIT2Run will be selling track spikes, Nike socks, Fashion compressions, nutrition and selected Nike logo graphic tees and apparel. Muscle Milk will be providing samples for athletes, foam rollers and yoga mats for athletes and fans in the vendor area and at the race finish.

Autograph signing: Marvin Bracy, Octavious Freeman and other possible world class athletes will be available for autographs at the Gate 1 vendor area on Saturday, January 18 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

Medals will be awarded for the top 3 places in each age group according to final results on Friday in age groups: 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

On Saturday, the age groups will be 0-6, 7-8, 9, 10, 11,12,13,14,15-16, 17-18


Friday, January 17  Schedule
9:00AM                                Women’s Pentathlon
11:00AM              Long jump (Women followed by Men)
                                Weight throw (Women followed by Men) at Percy Beard Track
                                Pole Vault ( Women followed by Men)
                                High Jump (Both)
11:00 AM             55m Dash ( W, M)- Prelims
11:30AM              55m Hurdles (W,M)- Prelims
12:30PM              55m Hurdles(W,M)- Finals
12:50PM              55m Dash (W,M)
1:00PM                 1 Mile (W,M)
2:00PM                 400m (W,M)
2:00PM                 Shot Put (Women followed by Men), Triple Jump ( Women followed by Men)
2:45PM                 800m Run (W,M)
3:30PM                 200m Dash (W,M)
4:15PM                 3000m Run (W,M)
5:15PM                 4 x 400m Relay (W,M)
5:30PM                 DMR Relay (W,M)

Saturday, January 18 Schedule- Meet will be contested on a rolling start-Each event following the preceding one with no time schedule
8:30AM                Start
Long Jump(G-B)(Young-Old, All ages), Shot Put(B-G)(Old-Young, All ages), Pole Vault(G-B)(13 and older)
1 mile Run (G-B) (age groups 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18)
55m Hurdles (G-B)(All ages)
55m Dash(G-B)(All ages)
400m Dash (G-B)(All ages)
800m Run (G-B) (All ages)
200m Dash (G-B)(All ages)
3000m Run (G-B) (11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18)
4 x 200m Relay (G-B)(0-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18)

More information is available at the Gainesville Sports Commission Jimmy Carnes Indoor Track and Field Meet page at http://www.gainesvillesportscommission.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/GSCJimmyCarnes2014Indoor.pdf


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