Oakleaf girls, Ridgeview boys win Panther Relays
Upcoming meets: Ron Riddle Invite, Friday at CHS; UNF Invite Saturday
ORANGE PARK-Track season opened up in earnest at Friday’s Panther Relays at Ridgeview High School and it was the Oakleaf High girls team and Ridgeview’s boys team settling the score as team champions with dominating performances.
Oakleaf’s girls racked up 121.5 team points with Ridgeview a distant second with 88.5. On the boys side, Ridgeview scored 107 with Oakleaf second with 63 points and Orange Park a close third at 59.
Oakleaf got individual wins in field events from Amia Carter in the long jump at 17 feet, 1.5 inches and also the high jump at 4-8, Jessica Chowdhury in the triple jump at 33-3, Samantha Moody in pole vault at nine feet, with relay wins coming in the shuttle hurdles, the distance medley behind a great mile anchor from Marilyn Guevara, the 4 x 400 relay and the 4 x 100 with a one second decision over Ridgeview.
Other girl winners were OPHS Janee Gainer in shot put at 39-9, RHS Jordan Steinmetz in discus at 117-6, RHS in 4 x 1600, OPHS in 4 x 200 with Candice Childs holding off Oakleaf’s Osa Obasuyi, OPHS 4 x 1000 and RHS 4 x 800. For the boys, the only individual winner for Ridgeview came from Joel Sampson in the long jump at 21-9 and the triple jump at 43-2, with relay wins in the 4 x 1600, 4 x 200, distance medley, 4 x 100, 4 x 800 and both 4 x 400s.
Other individual winners were OPHS McKinley Baker in boys high jump at 5-10, OHS Shaq Quarterman in shot put at 45-3, OPHS Trevor Kintyhtt in discus at 171-3, OHS Michael Moody in pole vault at 11-6, Oakleaf in shuttle hurdles and Clay in 4 x 1000.
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Oakleaf High Marilyn Guevara bears down on Ridgeview’s Veronica DeDiego in mile anchor leg of distance medley relay won by Oakleaf.
Middleburg High 4 x 200 relay teammates Nyesha Littles, left, and Samantha Stelmaszek makes successful pass en route to fourth place finish.
Clay High pole vaulter Cody Hendricks gets momentum before attempting vault at 8-foot-6.
Ridgeview’s L.C. Gibson clears final hurdle of shuttle hurdle to put Panthers in fourth place.