Facey, Burgess, Johnson Battle in FLYRA 400m


The middle school girls 400m finals at the FLYRA Middle School State Championships was one heck of a race. 

Coming in with the fastest seed time of the year, Jaellene Burgess, was ready to go for the state title, but she would have a few challengers at the top. REAL South Athletic Club teammate, Christin Facey, and MGX eighth grader, Cha'iel Johnson were not going to go down with out a fight. 

As all three ladies came down the backstretch by the 200m mark, Facey looked to be making up the stagger in the lead. Facey, Burgess, and Johnson came down the homestretch with Johnson having a slight edge over Facey and Burgess.

With 50m to go, seventh grader Christin Facey turned on the jets and separated herself from Burgess and Johnson to take the win in a smoking time of 54.19 with Burgess in second in 54.64, and Johnson in third in a time of 54.77. 

Calvary Christian eighth grader, Samantha Kavanagh, took fourth in a time of 57.73 after her stellar 1A 800m third place finish at the FHSAA State Finals in a time of 2:11.53. 

Facey's 54.19 400m win at the Middle School State Championships is a new middle school US No. 1 performance. 

GIRLS 400 METER DASH FINALSALL RESULTS
PLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTWINDH#
1Christin Facey7REAL South Athletic Club54.196
2Jaellene Burgess8REAL South Athletic Club54.646
3Cha'iel Johnson8Miami Gardens Xpress Track Club54.776
4Samantha Kavanagh8Calvary Christian Academy (Ft. Lauderdale)57.736
5Kemaj Moore8Unattached FL58.275
6DAMARIA GREEN8DOWN SOUTH EXTREME58.346
7COURTNEY GREEN7DOWN SOUTH EXTREME59.526
8Shanel Morgan6Miami Gardens Xpress Track Club59.685

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