Broward's Best Battle Early at CG Distance Carnival


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.

Girls Races

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
PLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#
1Daishon Spann12Cocoa HS2:14.981
2Jadae Barrett11American Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)2:20.761
3Kashi Roberts10Dillard HS2:24.361
4dashana gray11Dillard HS2:24.411
5Ashley Fitzgerald7American Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)2:26.691
6Camille Langston9Dillard HS2:28.55


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
PLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#
1Kerrigan McGreevy12St. Thomas Aquinas HS5:24.851
2Christiana Coleman7Dillard HS5:26.301
3semouya nevers11Dillard HS5:27.421
4Jaziah Ochoa12St. Thomas Aquinas HS5:31.171
5Nicohl Torres Santos12St. Thomas Aquinas HS5:36.061
6Mary Peck9Father Lopez Catholic HS5:47.711


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.

HS GIRLSMARKATHLETETEAM
1600 Meter Run Finals5:24.85Kerrigan McGreevySt. Thomas Aquinas HS
800 Meter Run Finals2:14.98Daishon SpannCocoa HS
800 Meter Run Finals2:20.76Jadae BarrettAmerican Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
800 Meter Run Finals2:24.36Kashi RobertsDillard HS
800 Meter Run Finals2:24.41dashana grayDillard HS
Distance Medley Relay Finals13:18.30Relay TeamDillard HS


Boys Races

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. 

The 1600m was where the bulk of the elite performances came from on the boys side. Garrett Ricardo, out of Flanagan HS, broke Nicholas Rischar's meet record of 4:28.51, to run a time of 4:28.14. 

Michael Fiore, Sage Brands, and Lovensky Demelien were the next three athletes and all earned elite performance standards by the Florida 2008 Elite Standards

HS BOYSMARKATHLETETEAM
1600 Meter Run Finals4:28.14Garrett RicardoFlanagan HS
1600 Meter Run Finals4:28.91Michael FioreFort Lauderdale HS
1600 Meter Run Finals4:29.80Sage BrandsSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
1600 Meter Run Finals4:34.72Lovensky DemelienDillard 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. 

HS BOYSMARKATHLETETEAM
Distance Medley Relay Finals11:03.24Relay TeamFort Lauderdale HS
Distance Medley Relay Finals11:20.59Relay TeamAmerican Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
Distance Medley Relay Finals11:25.28Relay TeamChristopher Columbus HS

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