Top 8 Storylines From BCAA Championships: US No. 1s & More!


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. 

Chatfield, Harvey, Glasco Dip Below 14 in 100mH to Go 1, 2, 3

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. 

All Elite Performances From BCAA

HS GIRLSMARKATHLETETEAM
100 Meter Hurdles Prelims13.59Emelia ChatfieldSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
100 Meter Hurdles Finals13.61Emelia ChatfieldSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
100 Meter Hurdles Finals13.84ASHANTAE HARVEYHallandale HS
100 Meter Hurdles Finals13.92Alexis GlascoSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
100 Meter Hurdles Prelims14.05ASHANTAE HARVEYHallandale HS
100 Meter Hurdles Finals14.05Nikia SmithSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
100 Meter Hurdles Finals14.06Amaya ThomasNortheast HS (Oakland Park)
100 Meter Hurdles Finals14.07Eddiyah FryeSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
100 Meter Hurdles Prelims14.08Alexis GlascoSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
100 Meter Hurdles Prelims14.17 wNikia SmithSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
100 Meter Hurdles Prelims14.21 wAmaya ThomasNortheast HS (Oakland Park)
100 Meter Hurdles Prelims14.23 wEddiyah FryeSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
100 Meter Hurdles Prelims14.50Kesona HansonNortheast HS (Oakland Park)
100 Meter Hurdles Prelims14.52 wJaydea CarterFlanagan HS
100 Meter Hurdles Prelims14.53 wAmanda KinlochPembroke Pines Charter HS
100 Meter Hurdles Finals14.55Jaydea CarterFlanagan HS
100 Meter Hurdles Prelims14.73Erin SaundersDillard HS
100 Meter Dash Prelims11.87 wZahria AllersSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
100 Meter Dash Prelims11.90 wJermecia BrownSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
100 Meter Dash Finals11.91Zahria AllersSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
100 Meter Dash Finals11.92Jermecia BrownSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
100 Meter Dash Prelims12.06 wSarianna Miranda- RosadoPompano Beach HS
100 Meter Dash Prelims12.07 wBernadette LaflauerHallandale HS
100 Meter Dash Prelims12.13tiara pascalDillard HS
100 Meter Dash Finals12.15Bernadette LaflauerHallandale HS
100 Meter Dash Prelims12.20Delicia BentCoral Springs HS
100 Meter Dash Prelims12.25Ra'Kiria DavisBlanche Ely HS
1600 Meter Run Finals5:03.28Kerrigan McgreevySt. Thomas Aquinas HS
1600 Meter Run Finals5:05.19Christiana ColemanDillard HS
200 Meter Dash Prelims24.06Jassani CarterFlanagan HS
200 Meter Dash Finals24.14Jassani CarterFlanagan HS
200 Meter Dash Prelims24.28Zahria AllersSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
200 Meter Dash Finals24.52Essence CooperHallandale HS
200 Meter Dash Finals24.57Zahria AllersSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
200 Meter Dash Prelims24.60 wEssence CooperHallandale HS
200 Meter Dash Prelims24.89 wRondajai WashingtonSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
200 Meter Dash Prelims24.99Christal FaceyMcArthur HS
300 Meter Hurdles Finals42.62Emelia ChatfieldSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims42.63Alexis GlascoSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims42.91ASHANTAE HARVEYHallandale HS
300 Meter Hurdles Finals43.12ASHANTAE HARVEYHallandale HS
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims43.16Emelia ChatfieldSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
300 Meter Hurdles Finals43.36Alexis GlascoSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
300 Meter Hurdles Finals44.00Amanda KinlochPembroke Pines Charter HS
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims44.57Amanda KinlochPembroke Pines Charter HS
300 Meter Hurdles Finals44.78Jaydea CarterFlanagan HS
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims45.21Jaydea CarterFlanagan HS
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims45.52Kesona HansonNortheast HS (Oakland Park)
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims45.52Eddiyah FryeSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims45.73Aniyah JonesCardinal Gibbons HS
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims45.77Peter-Shae FullerBoyd Anderson HS
300 Meter Hurdles Finals46.06Aniyah JonesCardinal Gibbons HS
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims46.08Kyndal RichardsonPiper HS
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims46.13Amaya ThomasNortheast HS (Oakland Park)
300 Meter Hurdles Finals46.49Kesona HansonNortheast HS (Oakland Park)
400 Meter Dash Finals52.17Jan'Taijah FordNortheast HS (Oakland Park)
400 Meter Dash Finals53.11Aaliyah ButlerPiper HS
400 Meter Dash Prelims54.20Aaliyah ButlerPiper HS
400 Meter Dash Prelims55.13Jan'Taijah FordNortheast HS (Oakland Park)
400 Meter Dash Finals55.35Kiah WilliamsHallandale HS
400 Meter Dash Prelims55.52Jhana DowniePiper HS
400 Meter Dash Finals55.55Jhana DowniePiper HS
400 Meter Dash Prelims56.32Kiah WilliamsHallandale HS
400 Meter Dash Prelims56.57K'Nyah IsaacPembroke Pines Charter HS
400 Meter Dash Prelims56.72Christal FaceyMcArthur HS
400 Meter Dash Prelims57.03Jermecia BrownSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
400 Meter Dash Prelims57.09Ja'leah WilliamsBlanche Ely HS
400 Meter Dash Finals57.12Christal FaceyMcArthur HS
400 Meter Dash Finals57.79Ja'leah WilliamsBlanche Ely HS
4x100 Meter Relay Finals46.22Relay TeamSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
4x100 Meter Relay Prelims46.79Relay TeamSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
4x400 Meter Relay Finals3:46.60Relay TeamNortheast HS (Oakland Park)
4x400 Meter Relay Finals3:48.07Relay TeamPiper HS
4x800 Meter Relay Finals9:41.02Relay TeamDillard HS
800 Meter Run Finals2:16.71Anne PaulCardinal Gibbons HS
800 Meter Run Finals2:16.99dashana grayDillard HS
800 Meter Run Finals2:17.26Jahnya HillNortheast HS (Oakland Park)
Discus Finals40.64mEriana SanfordHallandale HS
High Jump Finals1.67mAlyiah EugeneMiramar HS
High Jump Finals1.77mHannah LowensteinSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
Long Jump Finals5.4mPeter-Shae FullerBoyd Anderson HS
Long Jump Finals5.55mRichara McNeilPiper HS
Long Jump Finals5.61mASHANTAE HARVEYHallandale HS
Long Jump Finals5.81mEddiyah FryeSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
Long Jump Finals6.08mDestiny CastilloHallandale HS
Pole Vault Finals3.2mMaria ThomasCoral Glades HS
Pole Vault Finals3.35mVictoria EllisCoral Springs HS
Shot Put Finals11.76mAshley JosueSouth Plantation HS
HS BOYSMARKATHLETETEAM
100 Meter Dash Finals10.50Taylor BanksMiramar HS
100 Meter Dash Finals10.53Cameron LeibaDillard HS
100 Meter Dash Prelims10.56Taylor BanksMiramar HS
100 Meter Dash Prelims10.59 wCameron LeibaDillard HS
100 Meter Dash Finals10.74Tyjuan WareBoyd Anderson HS
100 Meter Dash Prelims10.76 wDemarcus AllenDillard HS
100 Meter Dash Prelims10.77Pierre DupuyBlanche Ely HS
100 Meter Dash Prelims10.80Darnell DeasBlanche Ely HS
110 Meter Hurdles Finals13.94Jevon WilliamsBlanche Ely HS
110 Meter Hurdles Finals13.97Jerry PhilippeBoyd Anderson HS
110 Meter Hurdles Prelims14.05 wJevon WilliamsBlanche Ely HS
110 Meter Hurdles Prelims14.24Osaji SkyersMiramar HS
110 Meter Hurdles Finals14.34Osaji SkyersMiramar HS
110 Meter Hurdles Prelims14.62 wJerry PhilippeBoyd Anderson HS
1600 Meter Run Finals4:24.40Sukeil FouchaPiper HS
1600 Meter Run Finals4:24.80Michael FioreFort Lauderdale HS
200 Meter Dash Finals21.33Cameron LeibaDillard HS
200 Meter Dash Finals21.65Tyjuan WareBoyd Anderson HS
200 Meter Dash Prelims21.68Cameron LeibaDillard HS
200 Meter Dash Prelims21.82Tyjuan WareBoyd Anderson HS
200 Meter Dash Prelims21.97Taylor BanksMiramar HS
300 Meter Hurdles Finals37.30Jevon WilliamsBlanche Ely HS
300 Meter Hurdles Finals37.79Rasmus WrightHallandale HS
300 Meter Hurdles Finals38.43Jerry PhilippeBoyd Anderson HS
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims38.45Jevon WilliamsBlanche Ely HS
300 Meter Hurdles Finals38.66Jamal CooneySt. Thomas Aquinas HS
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims38.71Craig SaddlerCardinal Gibbons HS
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims38.78Jamal CooneySt. Thomas Aquinas HS
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims39.04Rasmus WrightHallandale HS
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims39.28Osaji SkyersMiramar HS
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims39.31Jerry PhilippeBoyd Anderson HS
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims39.48Dujuan BakerPiper HS
400 Meter Dash Finals48.46Cecil PowellPiper HS
400 Meter Dash Finals48.60Ethan HannaPiper HS
400 Meter Dash Prelims48.65De'wante DeasBlanche Ely HS
400 Meter Dash Prelims48.83Jordan HighsmithNova HS
400 Meter Dash Finals48.96Jordan HighsmithNova HS
400 Meter Dash Prelims49.17Cecil PowellPiper HS
400 Meter Dash Finals49.18De'wante DeasBlanche Ely HS
400 Meter Dash Prelims49.19Ethan HannaPiper HS
400 Meter Dash Prelims49.22Jaden HowellFort Lauderdale HS
400 Meter Dash Finals49.23Jaden HowellFort Lauderdale HS
400 Meter Dash Prelims49.42Sebastian MorosWest Broward HS
4x100 Meter Relay Prelims41.59Relay TeamDillard HS
4x100 Meter Relay Prelims41.88Relay TeamBoyd Anderson HS
4x100 Meter Relay Prelims41.90Relay TeamNortheast HS (Oakland Park)
4x100 Meter Relay Finals41.91Relay TeamBoyd Anderson HS
4x100 Meter Relay Finals42.04Relay TeamBlanche Ely HS
4x100 Meter Relay Prelims42.07Relay TeamBlanche Ely HS
4x100 Meter Relay Finals42.08Relay TeamSt. Thomas Aquinas HS
4x100 Meter Relay Finals42.13Relay TeamCardinal Gibbons HS
4x400 Meter Relay Finals3:17.30Relay TeamPiper HS
4x400 Meter Relay Finals3:19.16Relay TeamDillard HS
4x400 Meter Relay Finals3:19.30Relay TeamBoyd Anderson HS
4x800 Meter Relay Finals8:01.89Relay TeamPiper HS
4x800 Meter Relay Finals8:04.33Relay TeamDillard HS
800 Meter Run Finals1:54.68Sukeil FouchaPiper HS
800 Meter Run Finals1:55.73Garrett RicardoFlanagan HS
800 Meter Run Finals1:55.81Lovensky DemelienDillard HS
800 Meter Run Finals1:57.40Sheldom MccullumCoral Glades HS
800 Meter Run Finals1:57.89Joseph MontesFlanagan HS
800 Meter Run Finals1:57.90Chaz FahiePlantation HS
Discus Finals46.41mDemetris DorceusFort Lauderdale HS
High Jump Finals2.02mKimani RichardsNortheast HS (Oakland Park)
High Jump Finals2.07mJackson MarseilleCardinal Gibbons HS
Long Jump Finals7.03mCecil PowellPiper HS
Pole Vault Finals4.27mJames NuttCardinal Gibbons HS
Pole Vault Finals4.27mDominic BoddieCoral Springs HS
Shot Put Finals15.79mDemetris DorceusFort Lauderdale HS
Triple Jump Finals13.8mOsaji SkyersMiramar HS
Triple Jump Finals13.95mIsaiah ShawDouglas HS


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