West Orange takes Sam Burley 4x100m relay title over Northwestern
By Dominique Smith - Florida MileSplit Correspondent
The respective tracks in Winter Park and down in Miami were burning from the fast times and fantastic performances from all across the state. The Central Florida area dropped epic performances during the Brian Jager Elite Classic and the Sam Burley Hall of Fame Invitational. Here are a few of the more impressive results that the Central Florida athletes had last weekend.
Tyson Williams put on a show at the Brian Jager Elite Classic, running his second fastest time ever in the 110m hurdles with a time of 13.76 seconds. The FSU commit also won the 300m hurdles, running a time of 36.93 seconds. The senior from George Jenkins currently has the fastest time in the country in the 110 hurdles and the third fastest time in the country in the 300m hurdles.
Madison Hitshew had a great day throwing the discus at the Brian Jager Elite Classic. The senior from Mount Dora Christian won the girl's discus competition with her throw of 40.21m, which is a new PR and places her second in the Class 1A state rankings as well as ninth overall in the state. Hitshew has made the state championship finals in discus in her last five showings and this year, she looks to come away as the state champion in the event.
Janiyah Townsendlit up the track with her remarkable performance at the Sam Burley Hall of Fame Invitational. The senior from Jones High School secured the win in the 100m, running a time of 11.80 seconds. She competed against a very talented field, and her time is the fastest in Class 3A, the second fastest in the state and the 10th fastest time in the state. Townsend has lowered her time in every 100m race she's run in this season and she's showing no signs of slowing down.
Lake Ellis continues his dominance in the triple jump this season. The senior from The First Academy won the triple jump at the Brian Jager Elite Classic with a jump of 13.92m, which is a season's best and the best jump in Class 1A. Ellis continues to improve as the season goes on and has proven that he's a serious contender once postseason play comes around.
Samuel Austin has had a fantastic year on the track so far. The junior from Oviedo High School won the 400m at the Brian Jager Elite Classic, running a time of 49.30 seconds. This is his second fastest time this season. This year, he's run the fastest time in the state in the 800m and the ninth fastest time in the state in the 400m. The best is yet to come for Austin and he's one to keep an eye on.
West Orange's boy's 4x100 relay team is nothing short of entertaining and talented. The quartet lowered its time at the Sam Burley Hall of Fame Invitational, running a time of 41.25 seconds in the event. This gives them the fastest time in the state, which is impressive considering the talented teams in south Florida that they competed against. The Warriors seem to be gaining confidence in every race that they compete in and they will be fun to watch as the season progresses.