Broward County Athletic Association's finest showed up at the BCAA meet this past Friday with over 150 elite performances at Dillard's track. Here are some of the takeaways from the meet.
Senior vs. Freshman: Ford Runs New US No. 1 400m - 52.17
It was a senior vs. freshman showdown in the girls 400m final at the BCAA meet.
Jan'Taijah Ford, a senior out of Northeast HS and USC signee, ran a new PR and US No. 1 of 52.17 to win the BCAA title with Piper Freshman, Aaliyah Butler, taking second in a US No. 2 of 53.11. This was the first and probably only time that these two will race one another this regular season as we will be gearing up for the championship season in a few weeks.
Ford ran her first 400m of the 2019 season back in February at the Spartan Invitational, running a 54.76. Earlier this week she raced a 53.18 to qualify for the BCAA meet. Ford has had a strong progression, as she has had in years past. Ford defended her 400m title, improving it from last year's race by 1.53 seconds.
If all stands as it has this entire season, we will see Ford and Butler become 400m state title winners in their respective classifications.
Jevon Williams Cruises to a new US No. 1 in the 110mH With His 13.94 Win
Blanche Ely HS junior, Jevon Williams, has officially made his 2019 season appearance this past week first at the BCAA North Qualifier and then at the BCAA championships and his performance did not disappoint.
In Williams' third 110mH race of the week, he ran a new PR of 13.94 to set a new US No.1 and he followed that up with a 37.30 300mH win.
Williams is the reigning 3A 300mH champion and he was fifth last year in the 110mH at the state finals. It is a little to early to tell how consistent these times will be for the junior, but this week was a heck of a season opener for Williams.
Future Teammates: Taylor Banks, Cameron Leiba Battle at Line for 100m BCAA Title
Future Florida State University teammates, Taylor Banks and Cameron Leiba, raced against one another for the first time this season.
Last week we saw Banks open up his season at the Miami Hurricane Invitational in a 10.50 win. This week he repeated that win a 10.50 BCAA Championship win. His future teammate, Leiba, was not going to let him win without a fight.
Leiba ran a new PR of 10.53 to finish second to Banks in the 100m final and it was his first loss of the season After winning the 100m at John Battle III All Star Invite, Cardinal Gibbons home meet, and the BCAA North Qualifier.
This will most likely be the last time we see Leiba and Banks race against one another during the regular season as Banks will compete for the 4A state title and Leiba the 3A state title. FSU is gaining two great 100m athletes following graduation.
Jackson Marseille Continues Undefeated High Jump Season
Cardinal Gibbons junior, Jackson Marseille, continued his undefeated high jump season with a BCAA win of 2.07m.
The junior kicked off his season with a 1.57m win back in early February at a Fort Lauderdale home meet and then a few weeks later jumped a 2.18m at the Spartan Invitational.
Marseille has been consistent at the 2.00-2.07m range. He was fifth at last year's state finals and if he can stay consistent and improve back to that 2.18m that he hit a few weeks back, we could see Marseille be very competitive for the 2A state title. Caleb Snowden of Dunbar and Keenedy Sauder of Calvary Christian will have something to say about that with their 2.05m and 2.03m 2019 season bests.
Emelia Chatfield, Ashantae Harvey, and Alexis Galsco all ran new PRs in the 100mH to finish first, second, and third at the BCAA championships.
Chatfield won the event in a 13.61, setting a new PR in prelims of 13.59, improving her season by season personal best by 0.71 seconds.
Ashantae Harvey and Alexis Glasco have had huge improvements week by week to really have a strong progression in the 100mH this season. Harvey started her season with a 15.74 100mH time at Louie Bing and brought that time down by nearly a second at the John Battle All Star Invite in a time of 14.94 and then had a huge PR of 13.84 to finish second at the BCAA meet.
Glasco has had a similar progression, looking stronger week by week in the event. She kicked off her season with a 14.74 at Louie Bing, brought it down to a 14.33, and ran a new PR of 13.92 this weekend.
As it stands now, with her new PR, Ashantae Harvey looks to be the favorite for the 2A 100mH and 300mH state titles and Chatfield and Glasco could go one and two at the 4A state meet, but Rayniah Jones of Miami Southridge will not make it an easy win with her 13.68 current season best.
Fort Lauderdale's Demetris Dorceus Wins in Discus and Shot Put
Demetris Dorceus scored 20 points for Fort Lauderdale this weekend with his 46.41m Discus win and 15.79 shot put win.
Dorceus did not throw close to his potential that he has in weeks past, but he has been consistent with his marks. With his best mark this season, Dorceus is predicted to finish second at the 4A state finals against his twin brother, Desmond Dorceus to score a total of 18 points in one event for Fort Lauderdale. If the Dorceus twins can improve their shot put marks and stay consistent come state, they could put pressure on Jalen Rivers of Oakleaf, Jaden Gary of Everglades, and Gary Cooper of Columbus to score another 18 points. Dorceus win this weekend shows he can remain consistent during championship events as we head into the post season.
Kerrigan McGreevy Comes off Big Bob Hayes 1600m/3200m Double to Win BCAA 1600m/3200m
McGreevy - Bob Hayes 1600m Win
Kerrigan McGreevy came off two huge PRs in the 1600m and 3200m double at Bob Hayes last weekend running a 5:04 and 11:26 to win both events. McGreevy came back this week with another win and new PR in the 1600m of 5:03. Dillard seventh grader, Chrstiana Coleman, ran a smoking time of 5:05.19 to finish second.
McGreevy and Coleman battled it out a second time in the 3200m with McGreevy taking the win in a time of 11:31.93 and Coleman in 11:46.48 -- a fantastic double for the seventh grader.
Hannah Lowenstein Defends BCAA High Jump Title With New PR of 1.77m
We saw Hannah Lowenstein come back for her 2019 season last week at the Bob Hayes Invitational, placing second in the high jump in a mark of 1.68m. Lowenstein then came back this weekend to defend her BCAA high jump title and jumped a new PR of 1.77m.
The St. Thomas Aquinas junior finished fourth in the event at last year's state finals and as of now, she is tied with her teammate Zatoria Thompson for the top 4A spot. If St. Thomas could accomplish a one, two sweep at the state meet it could help them secure another 4A team title.
|100 Meter Hurdles Prelims||13.59||Emelia Chatfield||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|100 Meter Hurdles Finals||13.61||Emelia Chatfield||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|100 Meter Hurdles Finals||13.84||ASHANTAE HARVEY||Hallandale HS|
|100 Meter Hurdles Finals||13.92||Alexis Glasco||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|100 Meter Hurdles Prelims||14.05||ASHANTAE HARVEY||Hallandale HS|
|100 Meter Hurdles Finals||14.05||Nikia Smith||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|100 Meter Hurdles Finals||14.06||Amaya Thomas||Northeast HS (Oakland Park)|
|100 Meter Hurdles Finals||14.07||Eddiyah Frye||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|100 Meter Hurdles Prelims||14.08||Alexis Glasco||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|100 Meter Hurdles Prelims||14.17 w||Nikia Smith||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|100 Meter Hurdles Prelims||14.21 w||Amaya Thomas||Northeast HS (Oakland Park)|
|100 Meter Hurdles Prelims||14.23 w||Eddiyah Frye||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|100 Meter Hurdles Prelims||14.50||Kesona Hanson||Northeast HS (Oakland Park)|
|100 Meter Hurdles Prelims||14.52 w||Jaydea Carter||Flanagan HS|
|100 Meter Hurdles Prelims||14.53 w||Amanda Kinloch||Pembroke Pines Charter HS|
|100 Meter Hurdles Finals||14.55||Jaydea Carter||Flanagan HS|
|100 Meter Hurdles Prelims||14.73||Erin Saunders||Dillard HS|
|100 Meter Dash Prelims||11.87 w||Zahria Allers||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|100 Meter Dash Prelims||11.90 w||Jermecia Brown||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|100 Meter Dash Finals||11.91||Zahria Allers||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|100 Meter Dash Finals||11.92||Jermecia Brown||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|100 Meter Dash Prelims||12.06 w||Sarianna Miranda- Rosado||Pompano Beach HS|
|100 Meter Dash Prelims||12.07 w||Bernadette Laflauer||Hallandale HS|
|100 Meter Dash Prelims||12.13||tiara pascal||Dillard HS|
|100 Meter Dash Finals||12.15||Bernadette Laflauer||Hallandale HS|
|100 Meter Dash Prelims||12.20||Delicia Bent||Coral Springs HS|
|100 Meter Dash Prelims||12.25||Ra'Kiria Davis||Blanche Ely HS|
|1600 Meter Run Finals||5:03.28||Kerrigan Mcgreevy||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|1600 Meter Run Finals||5:05.19||Christiana Coleman||Dillard HS|
|200 Meter Dash Prelims||24.06||Jassani Carter||Flanagan HS|
|200 Meter Dash Finals||24.14||Jassani Carter||Flanagan HS|
|200 Meter Dash Prelims||24.28||Zahria Allers||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|200 Meter Dash Finals||24.52||Essence Cooper||Hallandale HS|
|200 Meter Dash Finals||24.57||Zahria Allers||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|200 Meter Dash Prelims||24.60 w||Essence Cooper||Hallandale HS|
|200 Meter Dash Prelims||24.89 w||Rondajai Washington||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|200 Meter Dash Prelims||24.99||Christal Facey||McArthur HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Finals||42.62||Emelia Chatfield||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Prelims||42.63||Alexis Glasco||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Prelims||42.91||ASHANTAE HARVEY||Hallandale HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Finals||43.12||ASHANTAE HARVEY||Hallandale HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Prelims||43.16||Emelia Chatfield||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Finals||43.36||Alexis Glasco||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Finals||44.00||Amanda Kinloch||Pembroke Pines Charter HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Prelims||44.57||Amanda Kinloch||Pembroke Pines Charter HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Finals||44.78||Jaydea Carter||Flanagan HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Prelims||45.21||Jaydea Carter||Flanagan HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Prelims||45.52||Kesona Hanson||Northeast HS (Oakland Park)|
|300 Meter Hurdles Prelims||45.52||Eddiyah Frye||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Prelims||45.73||Aniyah Jones||Cardinal Gibbons HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Prelims||45.77||Peter-Shae Fuller||Boyd Anderson HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Finals||46.06||Aniyah Jones||Cardinal Gibbons HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Prelims||46.08||Kyndal Richardson||Piper HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Prelims||46.13||Amaya Thomas||Northeast HS (Oakland Park)|
|300 Meter Hurdles Finals||46.49||Kesona Hanson||Northeast HS (Oakland Park)|
|400 Meter Dash Finals||52.17||Jan'Taijah Ford||Northeast HS (Oakland Park)|
|400 Meter Dash Finals||53.11||Aaliyah Butler||Piper HS|
|400 Meter Dash Prelims||54.20||Aaliyah Butler||Piper HS|
|400 Meter Dash Prelims||55.13||Jan'Taijah Ford||Northeast HS (Oakland Park)|
|400 Meter Dash Finals||55.35||Kiah Williams||Hallandale HS|
|400 Meter Dash Prelims||55.52||Jhana Downie||Piper HS|
|400 Meter Dash Finals||55.55||Jhana Downie||Piper HS|
|400 Meter Dash Prelims||56.32||Kiah Williams||Hallandale HS|
|400 Meter Dash Prelims||56.57||K'Nyah Isaac||Pembroke Pines Charter HS|
|400 Meter Dash Prelims||56.72||Christal Facey||McArthur HS|
|400 Meter Dash Prelims||57.03||Jermecia Brown||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|400 Meter Dash Prelims||57.09||Ja'leah Williams||Blanche Ely HS|
|400 Meter Dash Finals||57.12||Christal Facey||McArthur HS|
|400 Meter Dash Finals||57.79||Ja'leah Williams||Blanche Ely HS|
|4x100 Meter Relay Finals||46.22||Relay Team||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|4x100 Meter Relay Prelims||46.79||Relay Team||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|4x400 Meter Relay Finals||3:46.60||Relay Team||Northeast HS (Oakland Park)|
|4x400 Meter Relay Finals||3:48.07||Relay Team||Piper HS|
|4x800 Meter Relay Finals||9:41.02||Relay Team||Dillard HS|
|800 Meter Run Finals||2:16.71||Anne Paul||Cardinal Gibbons HS|
|800 Meter Run Finals||2:16.99||dashana gray||Dillard HS|
|800 Meter Run Finals||2:17.26||Jahnya Hill||Northeast HS (Oakland Park)|
|Discus Finals||40.64m||Eriana Sanford||Hallandale HS|
|High Jump Finals||1.67m||Alyiah Eugene||Miramar HS|
|High Jump Finals||1.77m||Hannah Lowenstein||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|Long Jump Finals||5.4m||Peter-Shae Fuller||Boyd Anderson HS|
|Long Jump Finals||5.55m||Richara McNeil||Piper HS|
|Long Jump Finals||5.61m||ASHANTAE HARVEY||Hallandale HS|
|Long Jump Finals||5.81m||Eddiyah Frye||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|Long Jump Finals||6.08m||Destiny Castillo||Hallandale HS|
|Pole Vault Finals||3.2m||Maria Thomas||Coral Glades HS|
|Pole Vault Finals||3.35m||Victoria Ellis||Coral Springs HS|
|Shot Put Finals||11.76m||Ashley Josue||South Plantation HS|
|100 Meter Dash Finals||10.50||Taylor Banks||Miramar HS|
|100 Meter Dash Finals||10.53||Cameron Leiba||Dillard HS|
|100 Meter Dash Prelims||10.56||Taylor Banks||Miramar HS|
|100 Meter Dash Prelims||10.59 w||Cameron Leiba||Dillard HS|
|100 Meter Dash Finals||10.74||Tyjuan Ware||Boyd Anderson HS|
|100 Meter Dash Prelims||10.76 w||Demarcus Allen||Dillard HS|
|100 Meter Dash Prelims||10.77||Pierre Dupuy||Blanche Ely HS|
|100 Meter Dash Prelims||10.80||Darnell Deas||Blanche Ely HS|
|110 Meter Hurdles Finals||13.94||Jevon Williams||Blanche Ely HS|
|110 Meter Hurdles Finals||13.97||Jerry Philippe||Boyd Anderson HS|
|110 Meter Hurdles Prelims||14.05 w||Jevon Williams||Blanche Ely HS|
|110 Meter Hurdles Prelims||14.24||Osaji Skyers||Miramar HS|
|110 Meter Hurdles Finals||14.34||Osaji Skyers||Miramar HS|
|110 Meter Hurdles Prelims||14.62 w||Jerry Philippe||Boyd Anderson HS|
|1600 Meter Run Finals||4:24.40||Sukeil Foucha||Piper HS|
|1600 Meter Run Finals||4:24.80||Michael Fiore||Fort Lauderdale HS|
|200 Meter Dash Finals||21.33||Cameron Leiba||Dillard HS|
|200 Meter Dash Finals||21.65||Tyjuan Ware||Boyd Anderson HS|
|200 Meter Dash Prelims||21.68||Cameron Leiba||Dillard HS|
|200 Meter Dash Prelims||21.82||Tyjuan Ware||Boyd Anderson HS|
|200 Meter Dash Prelims||21.97||Taylor Banks||Miramar HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Finals||37.30||Jevon Williams||Blanche Ely HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Finals||37.79||Rasmus Wright||Hallandale HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Finals||38.43||Jerry Philippe||Boyd Anderson HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Prelims||38.45||Jevon Williams||Blanche Ely HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Finals||38.66||Jamal Cooney||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Prelims||38.71||Craig Saddler||Cardinal Gibbons HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Prelims||38.78||Jamal Cooney||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Prelims||39.04||Rasmus Wright||Hallandale HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Prelims||39.28||Osaji Skyers||Miramar HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Prelims||39.31||Jerry Philippe||Boyd Anderson HS|
|300 Meter Hurdles Prelims||39.48||Dujuan Baker||Piper HS|
|400 Meter Dash Finals||48.46||Cecil Powell||Piper HS|
|400 Meter Dash Finals||48.60||Ethan Hanna||Piper HS|
|400 Meter Dash Prelims||48.65||De'wante Deas||Blanche Ely HS|
|400 Meter Dash Prelims||48.83||Jordan Highsmith||Nova HS|
|400 Meter Dash Finals||48.96||Jordan Highsmith||Nova HS|
|400 Meter Dash Prelims||49.17||Cecil Powell||Piper HS|
|400 Meter Dash Finals||49.18||De'wante Deas||Blanche Ely HS|
|400 Meter Dash Prelims||49.19||Ethan Hanna||Piper HS|
|400 Meter Dash Prelims||49.22||Jaden Howell||Fort Lauderdale HS|
|400 Meter Dash Finals||49.23||Jaden Howell||Fort Lauderdale HS|
|400 Meter Dash Prelims||49.42||Sebastian Moros||West Broward HS|
|4x100 Meter Relay Prelims||41.59||Relay Team||Dillard HS|
|4x100 Meter Relay Prelims||41.88||Relay Team||Boyd Anderson HS|
|4x100 Meter Relay Prelims||41.90||Relay Team||Northeast HS (Oakland Park)|
|4x100 Meter Relay Finals||41.91||Relay Team||Boyd Anderson HS|
|4x100 Meter Relay Finals||42.04||Relay Team||Blanche Ely HS|
|4x100 Meter Relay Prelims||42.07||Relay Team||Blanche Ely HS|
|4x100 Meter Relay Finals||42.08||Relay Team||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
|4x100 Meter Relay Finals||42.13||Relay Team||Cardinal Gibbons HS|
|4x400 Meter Relay Finals||3:17.30||Relay Team||Piper HS|
|4x400 Meter Relay Finals||3:19.16||Relay Team||Dillard HS|
|4x400 Meter Relay Finals||3:19.30||Relay Team||Boyd Anderson HS|
|4x800 Meter Relay Finals||8:01.89||Relay Team||Piper HS|
|4x800 Meter Relay Finals||8:04.33||Relay Team||Dillard HS|
|800 Meter Run Finals||1:54.68||Sukeil Foucha||Piper HS|
|800 Meter Run Finals||1:55.73||Garrett Ricardo||Flanagan HS|
|800 Meter Run Finals||1:55.81||Lovensky Demelien||Dillard HS|
|800 Meter Run Finals||1:57.40||Sheldom Mccullum||Coral Glades HS|
|800 Meter Run Finals||1:57.89||Joseph Montes||Flanagan HS|
|800 Meter Run Finals||1:57.90||Chaz Fahie||Plantation HS|
|Discus Finals||46.41m||Demetris Dorceus||Fort Lauderdale HS|
|High Jump Finals||2.02m||Kimani Richards||Northeast HS (Oakland Park)|
|High Jump Finals||2.07m||Jackson Marseille||Cardinal Gibbons HS|
|Long Jump Finals||7.03m||Cecil Powell||Piper HS|
|Pole Vault Finals||4.27m||James Nutt||Cardinal Gibbons HS|
|Pole Vault Finals||4.27m||Dominic Boddie||Coral Springs HS|
|Shot Put Finals||15.79m||Demetris Dorceus||Fort Lauderdale HS|
|Triple Jump Finals||13.8m||Osaji Skyers||Miramar HS|
|Triple Jump Finals||13.95m||Isaiah Shaw||Douglas HS|