3A Region 4: Miami Northwestern Lays Down The Law On Home Track

(Photo by Denise Spann)

Is there a more dominant ladies team in the state than Miami Northwestern? The Bulls racked up an astounding 252.5 points to win by almost over 200 over runner-up Carol City at the 3A Region 4 Championships while their male counterparts beat out Boyd Anderson to win as well.

In the field events freshman Taranique Alexander took home titles in the long jump and triple jump while Briana Eskridge was second in both the triple and high jumps. The trio of Cameron, Dykes, and White went 1-2-3 in both the shot put and discus to score a combined 48 points. Lloydricia Cameron's 166-08 in the discus is a new season best, Florida #1 and US#2! She seems to be getting better each week. Can't wait to see what the state meet has in store.

Freshman Twanisha Terry ad junior La'Kayla Harris finished first and second in the 100 and swapped places in the 200. Teammate Alexis Harrell was third and also advanced to the state meet. Timetria Mitchell won the 100m hurdles and finished second in the 300's behind UCLA signee Kimain Austin-Reese of Miami Norland. Her time of 41.95 is the second fastest in the state behind LSU signee Daeshon Gordon and the seventh fastest in the country for 2014. 

The Bulls swept all three relays (4x1, 4x4 and 4x800) and scored ten more points from Ricardia Cooper's victory in the 800. Sarah Hammond of Merritt Island and Gabby Nixdorf notched victories in the 1600 and 3200 respectively.

On the boy's side, Fredrick Jones continued to destroy the throws. The Miami Central senior hurled the discus 189-6 a tie for the top throw in Florida with Jobi Finau and US#7 (tied). Jones completed the sweep with a win in the shot put and a mark of 58-03. He will compete for his third straight shot put state championship this weekend.

One of the best races of the night on the guy's side was the 400 meter dash. Jefferey Green and Cordell Lamb both dipped under 48 secondswith times of 47.68 and 47.99 and gave MNW a 1-2-3 sweep. Palm Beach Lakes senior Jonathan Hayden swept the hurdles winning the 110s in 14.24 and the 300's in a top twenty-five national time of 37.83. The Bulls 4x400m Relay team posted a time of 3:14.93 which is the seventh fastest in the country, but shy of their season best of 3:14.25 set at the Florida Relays. The 4x800m team went head to head with Belen Jesuit with MNW pulling it out by just over a second 7:58.13 to 7:59.31.

In the distance events Boyd Anderson junior Javon Patterson continued his successful junior season with a win in the 800 in 1:54.68. Carlos James of Merritt Island was second in 1:55.77. Belen Jesuit, the 3A Cross Country Finals champions took four of the top six spots in the 1600, but only champion Ryan Rodriguez (4:20.32) and fourth place finisher Fabian Tomas will advance to the state meet. Rodriguez and Tomas finished first and third in the 3200. Merritt Island sophomore Steven Cross was second.

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