Florida Youth on Top: Gammons Goes Sub 50 in 400m at ERAU


Miami Gardens Xpress eighth grader, Mekhi Gammons, held his own this weekend in the collegiate/open 400m at the Embry Riddle Spikes Classic. The eighth grader ran a new huge outdoor 400m PR of 49.63 to finish 10th overall in finals against athletes nearly 5 years older than him.

Gammons also tried his hand at the 800m this past weekend for the first time this season, racing a very strong 2:05. Gammon's sub 50 second 400m performance not only makes him the top eighth grader in the state, but in the country. To put this in perspective, Gammons would be amongst the top 50 athletes in the state of Florida in the 400m -- an incredible accomplishment for the middle schooler. 

Independent MS Conference Championship (IMSC)

Providence School of Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
Mar 29, 2019
409 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (30)
100mF 7 1st13.17Janay MoorerBolles HS
200mF 5 1st27.35Janay MoorerBolles HS
400mF 3 1st1:02.56Annalise CannadaBolles HS
400mF 3 2nd1:03.02Nia AtchersonEpiscopal School of Jacksonville
800mF 1 1st2:28.35Peyton SkoglundFruit Cove Middle School
800mF 1 1st2:36.64Leila BataBolles HS
1500mF 1 1st5:13.31Isabella CardenasFruit Cove Middle School
1500mF 1 2nd5:15.87Chloe IliffFruit Cove Middle School
1500mF 1 3rd5:27.21Elena ColesFruit Cove Middle School
1500mF 1 4th5:29.32Jessica DoddFruit Cove Middle School
1500mF 1 1st5:30.27Suki BurgstinerBolles HS
1500mF 1 5th5:33.50Valeria TafurtFruit Cove Middle School
1500mF 1 6th5:34.43Kayla KastorFruit Cove Middle School
100HF 1 1st18.33Melina KehresSaint Paul's Catholic School
100HF 2 1st18.61Atlantic DiebenowBolles HS
200HF 1 1st34.08Atlantic DiebenowBolles HS
200HF 2 2nd34.71Isabella Lewis-TubreProvidence Middle School
4x400mF 1 1st4:35.71Bolles HS
HJF 1 1st4-6Melina KehresSaint Paul's Catholic School
LJF 1 5th15-0.25Cathlynn SchultzProvidence Middle School
LJF 1 4th15-0.75Atlantic DiebenowBolles HS
LJF 1 1st15-0.75Ella AverittSaint Paul's Catholic School
LJF 1 3rd15-4.75Olivia WellsEpiscopal School of Jacksonville
LJF 1 2nd15-5Chloe SelmerEpiscopal School of Jacksonville
LJF 1 1st15-6.25Natalie MartinezProvidence Middle School
TJF 1 2nd29-10.75Melina KehresSaint Paul's Catholic School
TJF 1 1st30-3.5Janai JordanProvidence Middle School
TJF 1 1st30-7Ella AverittSaint Paul's Catholic School
PVF 1 2nd6-6Adeline EzzellBolles HS
PVF 1 1st7-11.5Lilly SimonsenProvidence Middle School
Boys (15)
100mF 3 1st11.92Gabriel ColemanBolles HS
800mF 1 1st2:17.75Miles RiveraSan Jose Catholic School
1500mF 1 1st4:44.36Miles RiveraSan Jose Catholic School
1500mF 1 2nd4:46.36Mac WilliamsFruit Cove Middle School
1500mF 1 3rd4:49.90Hudson FinocchioFruit Cove Middle School
3000mF 1 1st10:40.29Aidan RyanBolles HS
3000mF 1 2nd10:47.15Andrew McGrawBolles HS
3000mF 1 3rd10:48.50Matthew ThomasBolles HS
3000mF 1 4th10:54.16Cole BreuerBolles HS
100HF 1 1st14.83Jeff AshbyBolles HS
200HF 1 1st27.66Jeff AshbyBolles HS
4x400mF 1 1st3:59.81Fruit Cove Middle School
LJF 1 1st18-4.75Kemani WilsonBolles HS
TJF 1 1st34-1.5Emmett GrzebinSaint Paul's Catholic School
DF 1 1st107-7Colin KirkBolles HS

Providence Invite 3

Providence School of Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
Mar 29, 2019
406 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (19)
100mF 7 1st13.17Janay MoorerBolles HS
200mF 5 1st27.35Janay MoorerBolles HS
400mF 3 1st1:02.56Annalise CannadaBolles HS
400mF 3 2nd1:03.02Nia AtchersonEpiscopal School of Jacksonville
800mF 1 1st2:36.64Leila BataBolles HS
1500mF 1 1st5:30.27Suki BurgstinerBolles HS
4x400mF 1 1st4:35.71Bolles HS
HJF 1 1st4-6Melina KehresSaint Paul's Catholic School
LJF 1 5th15-0.25Cathlynn SchultzProvidence Middle School
LJF 1 4th15-0.75Atlantic DiebenowBolles HS
LJF 1 1st15-0.75Ella AverittSaint Paul's Catholic School
LJF 1 3rd15-4.75Olivia WellsEpiscopal School of Jacksonville
LJF 1 2nd15-5Chloe SelmerEpiscopal School of Jacksonville
LJF 1 1st15-6.25Natalie MartinezProvidence Middle School
TJF 1 2nd29-10.75Melina KehresSaint Paul's Catholic School
TJF 1 1st30-3.5Janai JordanProvidence Middle School
TJF 1 1st30-7Ella AverittSaint Paul's Catholic School
PVF 1 2nd6-6Adeline EzzellBolles HS
PVF 1 1st7-11.75Lilly SimonsenProvidence Middle School
Boys (13)
100mF 3 1st11.92Gabriel ColemanBolles HS
800mF 1 1st2:17.75Miles RiveraSan Jose Catholic School
1500mF 1 1st4:44.36Miles RiveraSan Jose Catholic School
1500mF 1 2nd4:46.36Mac WilliamsFruit Cove Middle School
1500mF 1 3rd4:49.90Hudson FinocchioFruit Cove Middle School
3000mF 1 1st10:40.29Aidan RyanBolles HS
3000mF 1 2nd10:47.15Andrew McGrawBolles HS
3000mF 1 3rd10:48.50Matthew ThomasBolles HS
3000mF 1 4th10:54.16Cole BreuerBolles HS
4x400mF 1 1st3:59.81Fruit Cove Middle School
LJF 1 1st18-4.75Kemani WilsonBolles HS
TJF 1 1st34-1.5Emmett GrzebinSaint Paul's Catholic School
DF 1 1st107-7.25Colin KirkBolles HS

Bay County MS Championship

Tommy Oliver Stadium Panama City, FL
Mar 26, 2019
366 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (5)
100mF 2 1st13.25Ayonnie HoustonBay Haven Charter Academy
1600mF 1 1st5:56.94Rory ClausenUniversity Academy
HJF 1 2nd4-6Rilee GamboaMowat Middle School
HJF 1 1st5-2Shakirah EdwardsEveritt Middle School
LJF 1 1st15-1.5Shakirah EdwardsEveritt Middle School
Boys (23)
100mF 3 1st11.84Hunter BurkeBay Haven Charter Academy
100mF 3 2nd11.96Kenneth HuchersonMowat Middle School
100mF 1 3rd11.96Jayden CallawayUniversity Academy
100mF 3 4th11.99Lakieyan SuddethBay Haven Charter Academy
200mF 3 1st24.27Isaac PaulBay Haven Charter Academy
200mF 3 2nd24.36Will SmileyMowat Middle School
4x100mF 1 1st48.64Mowat Middle School
HJF 1 7th5-0Markeis GaitherJinks Middle School
HJF 1 7th5-0Chris NobleSurfside Middle School
HJF 1 4th5-2Ramero BlackMerritt Brown Middle School
HJF 1 4th5-2Will SmileyMowat Middle School
HJF 1 6th5-2Jamarion JohnsonJinks Middle School
HJF 1 3rd5-4Cree RossMerritt Brown Middle School
HJF 1 2nd5-5Eddie KepranSurfside Middle School
HJF 1 1st5-6Randy PittmanMowat Middle School
LJF 1 2nd17-9Kenneth HuchersonMowat Middle School
LJF 1 1st17-11.5Isaac PaulBay Haven Charter Academy
DF 1 1st113-2.5Hunter BurkeBay Haven Charter Academy
SF 1 5th40-0Phillip PetersMerritt Brown Middle School
SF 1 4th40-5Jacob OgdenMowat Middle School
SF 1 3rd40-7Brandon BurnhamNorth Bay Haven
SF 1 2nd45-1Hunter BurkeBay Haven Charter Academy
SF 1 1st50-5Randy PittmanMowat Middle School

Calvary Christian & Pine Crest MS & JV Combo Meet

Ft. Lauderdale Calvary Christian Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Mar 26, 2019
346 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (3)
100HF 1 1st18.37Eden VegaSouth Florida HEAT
200HF 1 1st34.16Eden VegaSouth Florida HEAT
DF 1 1st80-0Lilly WeissPine Crest HS
Boys (7)
1600mF 1 1st5:00.07Lucca CasacciNorth Broward Prep HS
100HF 1 1st16.76 wElijah HibbertSouth Florida HEAT
200HF 1 1st28.54 wElijah HibbertSouth Florida HEAT
HJF 1 2nd5-3.75Taylor JeanHighlands Christian Academy
HJF 1 1st5-5.75Christian GeterPine Crest HS
TJF 1 2nd32-9.75Elijah HibbertSouth Florida HEAT
TJF 1 1st32-11.75Tate RowlandNorth Broward Prep HS

Embry Riddle Spikes Classic

Embry Riddle University Daytona Beach, FL
Mar 29, 2019 Mar 30, 2019
9 Total Performances

Elite Performances

400mF 1 10th49.63Mekhi GammonsMiami Gardens Xpress Track Club
400mF 2 29th51.89Jeremiah ToussaintMiami Gardens Xpress Track Club
400mF 3 30th52.06Shamar MorganMiami Gardens Xpress Track Club
400mF 3 36th52.53Dominick GrullonMiami Gardens Xpress Track Club
400mF 5 37th53.82Peter BaldieMiami Gardens Xpress Track Club
800mF 2 27th2:03.98Jeremiah ToussaintMiami Gardens Xpress Track Club
800mF 1 30th2:05.32Mekhi GammonsMiami Gardens Xpress Track Club
4x100mF 1 9th44.60Miami Gardens Xpress Track Club
4x400mF 1 4th3:27.59Miami Gardens Xpress Track Club

Osceola County Middle School Invitational @ Poinciana HS

Poinciana High School Poinciana, FL
Mar 27, 2019
217 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (7)
200mF 4 1st27.19Amela JohnsonSaint Cloud Prep
100HF 4 1st18.61Jeniah MasseyNeptune Middle School
200HF 3 1st33.82Jeniah MasseyNeptune Middle School
200HF 3 2nd34.64Jesenia RobertsHorizon Middle School
HJF 1 1st4-7Karin Camacho DiazHorizon Middle School
TJF 1 1st28-9.25Jeniah MasseyNeptune Middle School
SF 1 1st30-10.5De'Asia AbramsHorizon Middle School
Boys (1)
200mF 4 1st23.89Jolaney QuinonesNeptune Middle School

Bradford/Green Cove/Lake Asbury Tri Meet

Bradford County HS Track Starke, FL
Mar 28, 2019
72 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (2)
DF 1 1st76-2Kenya TinajeroGreen Cove Springs Junior High
SF 1 1st30-9Jayla ReedBradford Middle School
Boys (4)
HJF 1 1st5-0Taylen BaderLake Asbury Junior High
DF 1 2nd107-6Dejon McBrideBradford Middle School
DF 1 1st117-3Garrison ButlerGreen Cove Springs Junior High
SF 1 1st44-11Dejon McBrideBradford Middle School

Bradford vs Lake Butler Dual Meet

Bradford County HS Track Starke, FL
Mar 26, 2019
27 Total Performances

Elite Performances

DF 1 1st113-2.75Dejon McBrideBradford Middle School
SF 1 1st41-6.75Dejon McBrideBradford Middle School

Maclay Mini Meet #3

Maclay School Tallahassee, FL
Mar 27, 2019
67 Total Performances

Elite Performances

Girls (1)
PVF 1 1st7-0.75Mary Clayton SotoHoly Comforter Episcopal School
Boys (1)
PVF 1 1st8-6.25Jeremy RobertsCommunity Leadership Academy

Tampa Charter Athletic League Meet One

Charles S. Rushe Middle School Land O Lakes, FL
Mar 27, 2019
312 Total Performances

Elite Performances

3200mF 1 1st11:17.71Kirin KarverTerrace Community Middle School
Key
FFinals
sSemi-finals
qQuarter-finals
pPrelims
National Gold Elite
National Silver Elite

Performances above met the Florida 2008 Elite Standards standard.


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