Yared's 4:52.24 1600m Outdoor Debut Sets School Record


Florida Gatorade Runner of the Year, Tsion Yared, had a smoking fast outdoor season debut at Friday's Pine Crest Pre-Season Meet. 

The Pine Crest junior, ran a time of 4:52.24 to win the 1600m, setting a new personal record and broke her own school record of 4:52.84 that she set at last season's district finals. 

Emily Faulhaber took second and led the field with her 5:10.00 performance, just three seconds shy of her 5:07 PR. Calvary Christian Academy sixth grader, Johanna Velez, was among the top with her 5:45.80, setting a new personal record for the middle schooler. 

GIRLS 1600 METER RUN FINALSALL RESULTS
PLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#
1Tsion Yared11Pine Crest HS4:52.241
2Emily Faulhaber11Pine Crest HS5:10.001
3Lorrie Axelrod11Pine Crest HS5:42.651
4Johanna Velez6Calvary Christian Academy (Ft. Lauderdale)5:45.801
5Jasmine Hincapie11Calvary Christian Academy (Ft. Lauderdale)5:47.241


Yared was not done setting records. She followed up her 4:52 with a new school record of 2:14.34 in the open 800m. Faulhaber followed for second in 2:27.03 and Calvary Christian brought the young fire with eighth grader, Samantha Kavanagh coming in third with a 2:34.42 and Velez coming in fourth in 2:37. 

GIRLS 800 METER RUN FINALSALL RESULTS
PLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#
1Tsion Yared11Pine Crest HS2:14.341
2Emily Faulhaber11Pine Crest HS2:27.031
3Samantha Kavanagh8Calvary Christian Academy (Ft. Lauderdale)2:34.421
4Johanna Velez6Calvary Christian Academy (Ft. Lauderdale)2:37.401
5Lorrie Axelrod11Pine Crest HS2:39.171


Other performances to note:

 The performances met the Florida 2008 Elite Standards standard.

HS GIRLSMARKATHLETETEAM
Hammer Throw Finals42.72mKatrina AndreassenCardinal Gibbons HS
Weight Throw Finals13.36mGabriella PearlPine Crest HS
Weight Throw Finals13.86mKatrina AndreassenCardinal Gibbons HS

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