Miramar Invitational: Miami Northwestern 4x4 Recrord, Sans Asterisk!

Complete Results...

 

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The official results are now in and Miami Northwestern finally did it in the 4x400 and broke Killian's 1969 state record! They ran to an unpushed 3:10.69 at the Miramar Invitational, fueled by a monsterous 44.8 lead off leg by Hugh Graham, Jr.

 

"I have no idea how I did that," Graham told flrunners.com about this split, "when everyone was showing me their watches I couldn't believe it!"

 

Constant rival St. Thomas Aquinas was in this race with them, but never pushed Northwestern after that opening leg and since Arman Hall was forced to pull out after an injury during the 100.  Carol City was second in the race with a 3:14.35 and Aquinas third in 3:17.24.

 

After flirting with the record all season long, Northwestern finally got under the 3:10.7 mark (converted from a 4x440 Yard time) of the 1969 Miami Killian team. That gives them the outright claim as the all-time best 4x400 team in state history. To be sure the team is not done yet and with the steady improvement shown from everyone on the team and more handoff work, 3:09-point is certainly not out of the question.  If they did that they would be the first high school team outside of track powerhouse states California or Texas to accomplish that feat.

 

To go along with his incredible 44.8 split in the 4x400, Hugh Graham Jr. also laid down a nice 21.12 win the 200.

 

The boys 100 was hot as Orville Reynolds of Douglas blazed to a 10.38 with Ates of Flanagan (10.44) and Brown of American (10.50) just back. The race, however, would have been amazing but instead was disasterous. This event saw two of Florida's brightest sprint stars go down and pull out with an injury.  Reportedly Dedric Dukes was leading the race and headed toward 10.1 territory when he fell to the track with an injury. Shortly thereafter Arman Hall did the same. In the Miami Herald article there are some photos of this race where you can clearly see Hall wincing and Dukes laying on the track. Tragic. With districts only a couple of weeks away, the two athlete's seasons may be in jeopardy ... especially after losing Jerimy Strainge for the season last week, let's hope they both are able to return soon.

 

Not to be outdone by the boys, Miami Northwestern's girls more than held their own. They beat out St. Thomas Aquinas 9:25 to 9:28 in the 4x800 and did it again in the 4x400 winning 3:47 to 3:51 over STA.

 

Miami Jackson's Robin Reynolds added some more hardware to her collection by winning the long jump in a season best 18-8.5, 100 meters in 11.84, 200 in 24.35, and in 54.21... quite a day!

 

American Heritage sixth grader Daesha Rogers just keeps getting better. She nailed down the state lead in the 800 meters with a 2:11.36 victory.

 

In other highlights from the meet...

 

DeMatha Catholic (Maryland) won the 4x800 in 8:00 over Carol City (8:06) and Varela (8:08).  Cyrus Johnson of Ely won the triple jump in 46-0. Phillip Dorsett of St. Thomas won the long jump in 23-1 and finish in a second place 21.28 in the 200.  State leader Amber Monroe of Northwestern won the discus in 142-0.

 

Look at all of the Bronze Elite Performances!!

 

Girls Highlights

Boys Highlights

 

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  • mnw1515 / 3 Years Ago
    DEDRIC DUKES WAS ON 10.1 PACE IF HE DIDNT PULLED CUZ SECOND PLACE CLOCKED IN AT 10.3 AND HE WAS WAY INFRONT OF HIM
  • lrak / 3 Years Ago
    @mnw1515 i also heard that arman hall, also went down in the 100m. Thats the two top 400m boys (46.6) in the country. WOW!!!
  • ubiQuitous1 / 3 Years Ago
    www.miamiherald.com/2011/04/10/2160055/reynolds-ca....

    Boys’ results - 3,200 Relay: 1. Dematha Catholic 8:00.82, 2. Carol City 8:06.62, 3. Varela 8:08.65;
    High Jump: 1. Kyandre Smith (East Lee County) 6-4, 2. Byrd (Ely) 6-2, 3. Henry (Varela) 6-2;
    Discus: 1. Leighton Davis (Flan) 151-5, 2. Crozier (STA) 145-10, 3. Bass (ELC) 144-5.50;
    Pole vault: 1. Will Kelley (AM) 12-6, 2. Sage (STA) 12-0, 3. Lipham (CSC) 12-0;
    Triple jump: 1. Cyrus Johnson (Ely) 46-0, 2. Tatham (STA) 45-7, 3. Ghent (NW) 44-8,
    Long jump: 1. Phillip Dorsett (STA) 23-1, 2. M. Michel (AH) 22-1.50, 3. Therezie (MJACK) 22-1;
    Shot put: 1. Kevin Delgado (CP) 54-11, 2. Moas (WB) 49-9, 3. Salasar (SP) 48-9.50;
    110 Hurdles: 1. Joseph McClary (STA) 14.10, 2. Barclay (BA) 14.18, 3. Tatham (STA) 14.19;
    100: 1. Orville Reynolds (Doug) 10.38, 2. Ates (Flan) 10.44, 3. Brown (Amer) 10.50.
    1,600: 1. Jose Estevez (Col) 4:24.05, 2. Romero (Flan) 4;25.51, 3. Gulesian (Col) 4:29.43;
    400: 1. Artie Burns (NW) 48.15, 2. Bailey (Dill) 48.98, 3. Moise (BTW) 49.42;
    200: 1. Hugh Graham (NW) 21.12, 2. Dorsett (STA) 21.28, 3. Smith (Flan) 21.90;
    800: 1. Onyx Johnson (DeMatha) 1;54.04, 2. Green (CC) 1:56.38, 3. Palermo (NBP) 1:57.28;
    3,200: 1. Tim Hendricks (NBP) 9:43.62, 2. Garcia (Col) 9:48.47, 3. Cook (CR) 9:50.29;
    1,600 Relay: 1. Northwestern 3:10.69, 2. Carol City 3:14.35, 3. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:17.24. Top 5 team scores: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 98, 2. Miami Carol City 57.50, 3, Flanagan 49, 4. Miami Columbus 44.50, 5. Miami Northwestern 41.


    Girls’ results – 3,200 Relay: 1. Miami Northwestern 9:26.16, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 9:28.99, 3. Flanagan 9:43.90;
    Shot put: 1. Lloydricia Cameron (NW) 37-10, 2. Monroe (NW) 37-8, 3. Grier (CC) 37-7;
    High jump: 1. Kayla Burke (NBP) 5-3, 2. Evans (Doug) 5-0, 3. Scsales (MJ) 5-0;
    Long jump: 1. Robin Reynolds (MJ) 18-8.50, 2. Middleton (NW) 18-7.50, 3. Pulido (AC) 17-11;
    Shot put: 1. Lloydricia Cameron (NW) 37-10, 2. Monroe (NW) 37-8, 3. Grier (CC) 37-7.50;
    Triple jump: 1. Tatianna Clark (NW) 37-8, 2. Gordon (Ely) 35-9, 3. King (BA) 35-8.
    Pole vault: 1. Catrina Mancini (Doug) 10-6, 2. Cornelia (AM) 10-0, 3. Houghtaling (STA) 10-0;
    Discus: 1. Amber Monroe (NW) 142-0, 2. J. Williams (CC) 130-1, 3. Mike (MP) 127-11.
    100 Hurdles: 1. Jamika Glades (Dill) 14.22, 2. Springer (NW) 14.52, 3. Richburg (NW) 14.54;
    100: 1. Robin Reynolds (MJ) 11.84, 2. Middleton (NW) 12.03, 3. Perrodin (STA) 12.13;
    1,600: 1. Laurel Brennan (NBP) 5:26.41, 2. Lesniak (MK) 5:31.28, 3. Sell (WB) 5:32.51;
    400 Relay: 1. Norland 47.76, 2. Ely 48.75, 3. Dr. Krop 49.15;
    400: 1. Robin Reynolds (MJ) 54.21, 2. Ellis (STA) 56.39, 3. Jacobs (NW) 57.97;
    300 Hurdles: 1. Yolanda Springer (NW) 44.15, 2. K. Dooling (AH) 44.32, 3. Pulido (AC) 45.17;
    800: 1. Daesha Rogers (AH) 2:11.36, 2. Rose (Dr. Krop) 2:19.08, 3. Allen (NW) 2:21.31;
    200: 1. Robin Reynolds (MJ) 24.35, 2. Middleton (NW) 24.70, 3. Lewis (Norland) 24.86;
    3,200: 1. Christina Kalis (STA) 11:41.97, 2. Sell (WB) 11:51.34, 3. Suarez (STA) 12:02.01;
    1,600 Relay: 1. Northwestern 3:47.29, 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 3:51.87, 3. Norland 3:55.35.
    Top 5 team scores: 1. Miami Northwestern 152, St. Thomas Aquinas 77, Miami Jackson 56, Miami Norland 38, Miami Dr. Krop 32.
  • ubiQuitous1 / 3 Years Ago
    cache.milesplit.com/user_files/70786/miramar.jpg
    Stoneman Douglas High School athlete Orville Reynolds (#3284, on the left) wins 100M dash during the 3rd Annual Miramar Invitational Saturday, April 9, 2011at Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar. Andrew Uloza / Photo by Andrew Uloza
    Arman Hall and Dedric Dukes in background
  • lrak / 3 Years Ago
    @ubiQuitous1 thanks for the post and picture. you can see dukes of BTW on the ground and Arman Hall of STA pulling up both were ahead of the winner. What time would they have clocked?? The big picture is those two athletes rank #1 with a time of 46.6sec in the 400m. hope they well be able to continue in the post-season.
  • jdpsu / 3 Years Ago
    Anybody notice girls 800M winner in 2:11 (!)....how about 6th grade phenom Daesha Rogers!

    Beat state-favorite Ebony Rose by 8 seconds.

    Also-Robin Reynolds again proving why she is one of best athletes in Florida history-4 golds and a 54 second 400!!
  • lrak / 3 Years Ago
    @jdpsu can anyone see a sixth grader owning the state 800m record this year, dont bet against it! Respect is still due to miss Skyler.
  • hsuarez / 3 Years Ago
    Any update on the full results? Several fast times throughout the day including Northwestern and St Thomas Aquinas girls 4X800. Both sqads went below 9:30.
  • jason / 3 Years Ago
    The complete results were just posted. I have to run out the door now so I can't add update the rankings/athlete profiles yet, but will tonight.
  • CoachRaposo / 3 Years Ago
    They're done, performances uploaded.
  • jason / 3 Years Ago
    @CoachRaposo You da man, 'Poso!
  • hsuarez / 3 Years Ago
    Noticed all the performances updated from this meet except for the Girls 4X800 relay
  • CoachRaposo / 3 Years Ago
    hsuarez
    Noticed all the performances updated from this meet except for the Girls 4X800 relay

    They're up.