Braxton Canady, Fast Lane Track Club Girls Leave LSU Invitational Victorious

Members of the Fast Lane Track Club In West Palm Beach made their way to Baton Rouge, Louisiana for the LSU High School Classic and took numerous victories. The quartet (pictured above) of Venice Stewart (Palm Beach Gardens), Ratesha Smith (Royal Palm Beach), Maddie Beaubien (Wellington), and Karimah Davis (Palm Beach Central) captured first in the girls 4x200m with a time of 1:44.06, the 16th fastest time in the U.S. Hallandale and IMG running under the names Hallandale Thunder and IMG Elite finished fifth and seventh respectively.

The Hallandale boys were fourth with a foursome of Raymond Crittenden, Calvin Golson, Amari Johnson, and Peterson Anderson.

In the 4x4, it was more of the same for the ladies of Fast Lake Track Club. The same four-some in the 4x200 came back and won this event in 4:06.22.

Davis and Beaubien also competed in the open 400 and went 1-2 with times of 56.80 and 58.02 which rank in the top 40 in the country for 2016.

In the girl's field events, Hallandale's rich tradition of jumps was on display. The Chargers lost one of the nation's most versatile athletes in Kimani Rushing to early graduation. So who would step up? Keausha Bradley Macklin won the triple jump in 36'04" while Destiny Castillo was the long jump runner-up with a leap of 17'8.50".

Ashley Thomas of IMG Elite was third in the 50m hurdles in 9.62.

Florida didn't have a ton of entries in the boy's events, but Braxton Canady and Jalen Matthews competing for Next Level Track Club showed their strengths in the hurdles. Canady, a senior at the Paxon School of Advanced Studies in Jacksonville, set a new meet record in the 60m hurdles, running 7.88 in the prelims, and bettering that to 7.80 in the finals, the second fastest time in the country.

High School and club teammate Jalen Matthews was fifth in a US#12 time of 8.25. Next up for the duo is the David Oliver Classic and New Balance Indoor Nationals.

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