Turner Follows Up PRs at Wharton with Gasparilla 8k Win

Armwood junior, Jake Turner, had two strong races at the Wharton Wildcat Invitational this past weekend and followed them up with a repeat Gasparilla 8k win. 

In the 1600m, Turner battled it out with Wharton standout, Nehemiah Rivers. Rivers took the win in a time of 4:19.64 with Turner following close behind in 4:20.37.

Turner followed up his new PR with a fifth place 800m personal record in 2:03.14. 

1Dominic Acosta11Newsome HS2:00.171
2Ernesto Velasquez12Chamberlain HS2:00.701
3Reed Legg11Citrus Park Christian School2:00.921
4Darius Rainey9Hillsborough HS2:02.201
5Jake Turner11Armwood HS2:03.141
6Anthony Dimarco11Wiregrass Ranch HS2:03.441
7Daniel Barron11Newsome HS2:04.461
8Nehemiah Rivers12Wharton HS2:05.68

After a strong showing on Saturday, Turner ended his personal record weekend with a consecutive Gasparilla 8k win on Sunday in a time of 27:06. 

Turner told the Tampa Times that this was a tempo effort for him and that he has goals to run a sub 4:10 1600m and sub nine-minute 3200m before graduating in 2020. 

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