Broward county distance athletes battled it out early at the Cardinal Gibbons Distance Carnival this weekend. Here are the top story lines.
Tons of meet records were broken this year.
Among the top was Daishon Spann's 800m meet record in a time of 2:14.98 -- this performance earned her the Florida no. two spot right behind Tsion Yared's 2:14 earlier this weekend. North Broward prep alumna and UCF athlete, Katie Pinnell, held the 800m meet record in a time of 2:19 from 2017. Spann took the win and five girls went under 2:30, an excellent start to the season.
|GIRLS 800 METER RUN FINALS|
|1||Daishon Spann||12||Cocoa HS||2:14.98||1|
|2||Jadae Barrett||11||American Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)||2:20.76||1|
|3||Kashi Roberts||10||Dillard HS||2:24.36||1|
|4||dashana gray||11||Dillard HS||2:24.41||1|
|5||Ashley Fitzgerald||7||American Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)||2:26.69||1|
|6||Camille Langston||9||Dillard HS||2:28.55|
Kerrigan McGreevy broke the girls 1600m record, running a time of 5:24.85, breaking the record of her teammate, Nichole Santos, from last season. McGreevy led the way with Dillard seventh grader, Christiana Coleman taking second in a time of 5:26.30.
|GIRLS 1600 METER RUN FINALS|
|1||Kerrigan McGreevy||12||St. Thomas Aquinas HS||5:24.85||1|
|2||Christiana Coleman||7||Dillard HS||5:26.30||1|
|3||semouya nevers||11||Dillard HS||5:27.42||1|
|4||Jaziah Ochoa||12||St. Thomas Aquinas HS||5:31.17||1|
|5||Nicohl Torres Santos||12||St. Thomas Aquinas HS||5:36.06||1|
|6||Mary Peck||9||Father Lopez Catholic HS||5:47.71||1|
Father Lopez freshman, Mary Peck, broke the 3200m meet record, racing her way to a 12:00.57 win. American Heritage seventh grader, Ashley Fitzgerald, came back from er 2:26.69 800m to place second in the 3200m running a 12:13.06.
Fort Lauderdale HS broke the meet record in the 4x400m running a time of 4:24.57. Dillard HS broke the meet record in the 4x800m and DMR running 10:19.83 and 13:18.30.
Elite performances met by the Florida 2008 Elite Standards.
|1600 Meter Run Finals||5:24.85||Kerrigan McGreevy||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|800 Meter Run Finals||2:14.98||Daishon Spann||Cocoa HS|
|800 Meter Run Finals||2:20.76||Jadae Barrett||American Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)|
|800 Meter Run Finals||2:24.36||Kashi Roberts||Dillard HS|
|800 Meter Run Finals||2:24.41||dashana gray||Dillard HS|
|Distance Medley Relay Finals||13:18.30||Relay Team||Dillard HS|
Sebastien Cantave broke the boys 800m meet record, running a new time of 2:04.11 to break Sam Rosenthal's record of 2:04.41.
|1600 Meter Run Finals||4:28.14||Garrett Ricardo||Flanagan HS|
|1600 Meter Run Finals||4:28.91||Michael Fiore||Fort Lauderdale HS|
|1600 Meter Run Finals||4:29.80||Sage Brands||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|1600 Meter Run Finals||4:34.72||Lovensky Demelien||Dillard HS|
Fort Lauderdale HS and Christopher Columbus HS ran elite performance standards and broke the 4x1600m relay meet record, going 19:12 and 19:18 to start off the season.
These teams, along with American Heritage followed up with very strong DMR performances to cap off the Distance Carnival.
|Distance Medley Relay Finals||11:03.24||Relay Team||Fort Lauderdale HS|
|Distance Medley Relay Finals||11:20.59||Relay Team||American Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)|
|Distance Medley Relay Finals||11:25.28||Relay Team||Christopher Columbus HS|