Friday, April 29, 2016

SPORTS STORY >> Wolves crush it at meet

Leader sports editor

The Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School’s boys’ track team utterly dominated the 1A North-Central Conference track meet Wednesday at Sylvan Hills High School. The Wolves won all but three events. Host school Abundant Life won the 800, 1,600 and 3,200-meter races. All other events belonged to JLCS.

Senior sprinter Jordan McNair set a personal record and broke the 11-second barrier in winning the100-meter dash with a time of 10.99 seconds. He also won the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.16, though he had to come from behind in the final 50 meters to beat teammate Robert Whitfield by .08 seconds, who was also second in the 100-meters.

McNair also won the long jump and triple jump, leaping 18-feet, 10-inches in the long jump and bounding 38-8 in the triple jump.

Billy Whitehead won the high jump by clearing 5-9.

Whitfield was also second in the 110-meter hurdles behind teammate Darin Burnett. Burnett also won the 300-meter hurdles ahead of AL’s Skylar Lancaster.

Joshua McNair won both throwing events for the Wolves.

Chris Mims won the 400-meter dash with a time of 56.92 and the Wolves swept all three relay races.

The three events won by the Owls were all won by Daniel Carrell. In the most exciting race of the day, Carrell edged out Lancaster by .06 seconds in the grueling 3,200-meter race. Carrell finished in 14:29.41.

His winning time of 5:29.45 in the 1,600 was exactly eight seconds better than Lancaster, and his 2:18.63 was 4.01 seconds faster than Lancaster in the 800.

The girls’ meet was much more competitive, with the Lady Owls taking first place over Lighthouse by a score of 191-159.

Abundant Life’s Sydney Cossich was the meet’s high-point winner. She won the shot put and the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dash races. She was also on the Lady Owls’ second-place 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams to finish with 44 points.

Not far behind was her teammate Sadie Carrell, who finished with 42.5 points. She won the triple jump, 300-meter hurdles and the 800- and 1,600-meter races. She also ran a leg on the winning 4x800-meter relay team.

Lighthouse’s Jada Guy won the high jump while teammate Nyah Williams was first in the long jump. Guy also won the 110-meter hurdles.

Jonea Guy won the discus while Nyah Williams won the long jump for the Lady Wolves.

Abundant Life’s Hannah Friedl won the ladies’ 3,200-meter race.