Athletes Shine at 2A District 15: Kavanagh Races to US No. 1

Athletes showed out at the 2A District 15 meet this weekend. Here are a few storylines from the meet. 

Samantha Kavanagh Races to MS US No. 1 800m with 2:13 District Runner-Up Finish

Calvary Christian eighth grader, Samantha Kavanagh, had a breakout performance this weekend in the 800m. The middle schooler ran a huge PR, US middle school No. 1, and Florida top 10 time of 2:13.81 to qualify for the 2A region 4 meet and gain her first District runner-up title. 

Last year at this meet, Kavanagh finished sixth in a time of 2:26.39, just missing out on the regional meet. This season, the middle schooler has focused her efforts in the 400m to get speed practice under her belt after coming off a strong cross country season. The eighth grader won the Fort Lauderdale City Championships 800m in a time of 2:20.98 just last week and this weekend she shattered her 2:20.98 PR. 

This performance puts Kavanagh in the top five amongst 2A 800m competitors heading into regionals and states in the next few weeks. 

Gibbons Boys Win First District Title Since 1981

The Cardinal Gibbons boys won the first district title since 1981 this weekend in an upset against reigning campions, Hallandale HS. 

Roman Parodie (100m), Craig Saddler (300mH), Marseille Jackson (high jump), and James Nutt (pole vault) all brought home individual district titles to lead the Cardinals to this historic win for their school's history. 

Hallandale Girls Repeat Win, Boys Finish Runner-Up

The Hallandale girls did it again with another District team championship win with the boys finishing strong in second. 

The Lady Chargers had impressive performances across the board with Bernadette Laflauer (100m), Kiah Williams (400m), Ashantae Harvey (100mH/300mH), Destiny Castillo (long jump), Anaya Holloway (shot put), and Eriana Sanford (discus) all bringing home individual district titles. 

Hallandale girls accumulated 142 points to beat American Heritage for the district title with their 125.50 pints. 

American Heritage Dominates Relays, 7th Grader Qualifies in 1600m and 3200m 

American Heritage had a fantastic weekend with many notable performances. 

On the girls side: Thalia Dyer, Endeyah Lane, Myrka Cadet, and Sherri-Ann Norton lead the patriots to a runner up finish in the 4x100m in a time of 47.97. While Jadae Barrett, Kenya Thompson, Endeyah Lane, and Thalia Dyer won a district title for American Heritage in the 4x400m in a time of 3:51.92. 

In addition to these talented sprinters, seventh grader, Ashley Fitzgerald, scored 15 points for the patriots in three events! Fitzgerald qualified for the region meet with a third place finish of 11:37.88 in the 3200m and 5:20.39 in the 1600m. Fitzgerald has had an extremely strong season this year and will be one to watch these next few weeks. 

On the boys side: Monte Parker brought home an individual district title with his 48.09 400m win, freshman Emory Clemons was runner-up in the 800m in a time of 2:01, and Timothy Butler won the 110mH in 14.62. 

Vinson Davis, Jacolby Spells, Davonte Brown, and Damian Sutton Jr dominated the field in the 4x100m winning the title in a time of 42.81 over Coconut creek. 

Parker, Clemons, Sutton, and Jayden Geathers came back to win the 4x400m district title in a time of 3:22.15 after their respective individual races. 

Tsion Yared Wins Golden Distance Triple With 2 New PR's

Tsion Yared is on fire this season and her distance triple win this weekend proves her strength heading into this state series. 

The Pine Crest junior won the 800m in a time of 2:10.62, the 1600m in 4:59.50, and the 3200m in 11:20.68. She also anchored the 4x400m in an unofficial split of 56.6 to lead the panthers to qualify for regionals. 

She will be one to watch as she attempts this triple and goes for the state title in all three events this season. 

More Elite Performances

HS GIRLSMARKATHLETETEAM
100 Meter Hurdles Finals14.08ASHANTAE HARVEYHallandale HS
100 Meter Hurdles Prelims14.44ASHANTAE HARVEYHallandale HS
100 Meter Hurdles Finals14.79Ashanti HarveyHallandale HS
100 Meter Hurdles Prelims14.95Ashanti HarveyHallandale HS
100 Meter Hurdles Prelims14.96Cristina SotoArchbishop McCarthy HS
100 Meter Hurdles Finals14.99Cristina SotoArchbishop McCarthy HS
100 Meter Dash Finals11.97Bernadette LaflauerHallandale HS
100 Meter Dash Finals12.00Myrka CadetAmerican Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
100 Meter Dash Prelims12.04Sherri-Ann NortonAmerican Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
100 Meter Dash Prelims12.06Destiny CastilloHallandale HS
100 Meter Dash Finals12.07Sherri-Ann NortonAmerican Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
100 Meter Dash Prelims12.11Sarianna Miranda- RosadoPompano Beach HS
100 Meter Dash Prelims12.12Myrka CadetAmerican Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
100 Meter Dash Prelims12.14Essence CooperHallandale HS
100 Meter Dash Finals12.17Sarianna Miranda- RosadoPompano Beach HS
100 Meter Dash Prelims12.17Tori ThomasCardinal Gibbons HS
100 Meter Dash Finals12.18Endeyah LaneAmerican Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
100 Meter Dash Prelims12.18Endeyah LaneAmerican Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
100 Meter Dash Prelims12.19Bernadette LaflauerHallandale HS
100 Meter Dash Finals12.22Tori ThomasCardinal Gibbons HS
100 Meter Dash Prelims12.22Isis LewisCardinal Gibbons HS
1600 Meter Run Finals4:59.50Tsion YaredPine Crest HS
1600 Meter Run Finals5:04.37Emily FaulhaberPine Crest HS
200 Meter Dash Finals24.19Myrka CadetAmerican Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
200 Meter Dash Prelims24.53Essence CooperHallandale HS
200 Meter Dash Prelims24.66Endeyah LaneAmerican Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
200 Meter Dash Finals24.69Endeyah LaneAmerican Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
200 Meter Dash Prelims24.78Sherri-Ann NortonAmerican Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
200 Meter Dash Finals24.85Tori ThomasCardinal Gibbons HS
200 Meter Dash Finals24.88Bernadette LaflauerHallandale HS
200 Meter Dash Prelims24.91Tori ThomasCardinal Gibbons HS
200 Meter Dash Prelims24.92Sarianna Miranda- RosadoPompano Beach HS
300 Meter Hurdles Finals42.65ASHANTAE HARVEYHallandale HS
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims43.76ASHANTAE HARVEYHallandale HS
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims43.82Kiah WilliamsHallandale HS
300 Meter Hurdles Finals44.48Aniyah JonesCardinal Gibbons HS
300 Meter Hurdles Finals44.91Kiah WilliamsHallandale HS
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims44.93Aniyah JonesCardinal Gibbons HS
300 Meter Hurdles Finals45.08Emma ToulemondeCardinal Gibbons HS
300 Meter Hurdles Finals45.36Cristina SotoArchbishop McCarthy HS
300 Meter Hurdles Finals45.42Frantysha WallaceCardinal Gibbons HS
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims45.55Emma ToulemondeCardinal Gibbons HS
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims46.13Cristina SotoArchbishop McCarthy HS
400 Meter Dash Finals54.61Kiah WilliamsHallandale HS
400 Meter Dash Finals55.23Kenya ThompsonAmerican Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
400 Meter Dash Prelims56.44Kenya ThompsonAmerican Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
400 Meter Dash Finals56.50Tori ThomasCardinal Gibbons HS
400 Meter Dash Prelims56.60Tori ThomasCardinal Gibbons HS
400 Meter Dash Prelims56.96Kiah WilliamsHallandale HS
400 Meter Dash Finals57.16Jadae BarrettAmerican Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
4x100 Meter Relay Prelims46.97Relay TeamAmerican Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
4x100 Meter Relay Finals47.20Relay TeamCardinal Gibbons HS
4x100 Meter Relay Prelims47.25Relay TeamHallandale HS
4x100 Meter Relay Prelims47.33Relay TeamCardinal Gibbons HS
4x100 Meter Relay Finals47.97Relay TeamAmerican Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
4x400 Meter Relay Finals3:51.92Relay TeamAmerican Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
4x400 Meter Relay Finals3:54.57Relay TeamHallandale HS
800 Meter Run Finals2:10.62Tsion YaredPine Crest HS
800 Meter Run Finals2:13.81Samantha KavanaghCalvary Christian Academy (Ft. Lauderdale)
800 Meter Run Finals2:16.62Anne PaulCardinal Gibbons HS
800 Meter Run Finals2:19.66Jadae BarrettAmerican Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
Discus Finals38.18mEriana SanfordHallandale HS
Long Jump Finals5.65mJada JosephAmerican Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
Long Jump Finals6mDestiny CastilloHallandale HS
Shot Put Finals11.38mAnaya HollowayHallandale HS
Triple Jump Finals11.09mAshanti HarveyHallandale HS
Triple Jump Finals11.1mKaylah ByrdCalvary Christian Academy (Ft. Lauderdale)
Triple Jump Finals11.35mFrantysha WallaceCardinal Gibbons HS
Triple Jump Finals12.02mJada JosephAmerican Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
HS BOYSMARKATHLETETEAM
110 Meter Hurdles Finals14.62Timothy ButlerAmerican Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
200 Meter Dash Prelims21.89Rasmus WrightHallandale HS
300 Meter Hurdles Finals37.21Craig SaddlerCardinal Gibbons HS
300 Meter Hurdles Finals37.42Rasmus WrightHallandale HS
300 Meter Hurdles Prelims38.35Craig SaddlerCardinal Gibbons HS
400 Meter Dash Finals48.09Monte ParkerAmerican Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
400 Meter Dash Finals48.42Torrie CoxChaminade-Madonna College Prep
400 Meter Dash Prelims49.12Torrie CoxChaminade-Madonna College Prep
4x400 Meter Relay Finals3:22.15Relay TeamAmerican Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
Discus Finals48.03mJohn FergusanHallandale HS
High Jump Finals2.02mKennedy SauderCalvary Christian Academy (Ft. Lauderdale)
High Jump Finals2.07mJackson MarseilleCardinal Gibbons HS
Pole Vault Finals4.45mJames NuttCardinal Gibbons HS
Shot Put Finals15.79mJohn FergusanHallandale HS

Full Results


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