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JACKSONVILLE - Fleming Island High freshman triple jumper Mikayla Shavers went into the Class 3A track and field championships as a number two seed in region 1-3A behind Tallahassee Leon's Alexandra …
JACKSONVILLE - Fleming Island High freshman triple jumper Mikayla Shavers went into the Class 3A track and field championships as a number two seed in region 1-3A behind Tallahassee Leon's Alexandra Kennedy, a senior, with Kennedy holding just a half inch edge between the two; 39 feet, 7 inches to 39 feet, 6.5 inches.
At Friday's Class 3A championship showdown at University of Florida, with the pair also ranked 1-2 in the Class 3A ranks statewide, the result was, predictably, going to be close.
First jump, Kennedy hits 11.91 to Shavers' 11.80; a difference of 39.0748 feet; 39'-1" versus 38.7139; 38'-8.5".
Also at 11.91, was Miami Northwestern's Shakynah Tresvant, a junior, who was third ranked and joined the party on her second jump, foul on her first attempt.
Shavers jumped 11.78 to Kennedy's 11.55 on jump two to keep things the same with Tresvant now in the picture for the to spot.
Jump three saw Shavers and Tresvant both foul to Kennedy soaring to 12.06 top open her lead a bit.
Jump four, Shavers' final attempt, saw a un-freshman like steady attack to 12.05 (39'-6" to narrowly miss Kennedy's third jump at 12.06 (39'-6.5"), but enough to outdistance Tresvant's third jump of 12.02 (39'-5").
As for Shavers' future, as well as Tresvant, Class 4A was won at 39'-3.75", Class 2A was won at 38'-2.25" and Class 1A was won at 38'-7.5".
Also in the jumps, Orange Park freshman Nethan Verger finished eighth in long jump with a 22'-5.25" leap.
Orange Park's 4 x 100 boys relay team; William Restall, Nolan Chambers Jermel Brown and Lawrence Thomas, took ninth in 42.04 in a race that saw two teams under 41 seconds; American Heritage and Choctowhatchee and the top 16 teams under 43 seconds. Six teams, including Orange Park finished within the one second split between 41.08 and Orange Park's 42.04 seconds.
Also in Class 3A's championships, Fleming Island highly touted boys 4 x 800 relay team, the region 1-3A champions, Roman Mollicone, Graham Myers, Donavin Montoya and John Keester IV, finished third to Belen Jesuit Preps' winning time of 7:47.01 with Miami Northwestern second at 7:50.09 and Fleming Island in at 7:53.32.
From the quartet, Mollicone would finish fourth in the 800 with a 1:56.28 split behind winner Edward Kepran of Arnold High in 1:52.92; Myers would finish second in the 3200 in 9:12.40 behind defending champion Patrick Koon of Leon who won in 8:58.83 to nearly beat the state record of 8:59.03.
In the 3200, Koon surged the field in the fourth lap to gap his chasers with a 4:27.78 first mile with Myers and two others passing the mark at 4:35.plus. Myers did surge on his final lap with a 68 second lap to defeat another Class 3A nemesis, Joshua Ruiz of Belen, who was ahead of Myers in the Class 3A cross country champinships that finished Koon, Ruiz and Myers.
Knights Linscomb fourth in javelin
JACKSONVILLE - Oakleaf High javelin thrower Madison Linscomb, who won the region 1-4A title two weeks ago, finished fourth at the Class 4A championships held Saturday at University of North Florida while teammate Evan Brown blasted the 100 meter dash to a seventh place finish.
Linscomb, who has a best of 136'-11", tossed 129'-8" to take fourth in Class 4A. Linscomb also won the district 2-4A title with a 127'-9" toss.
Selena Calix, a senior at Palm Beach Gardens, won the 4A javelin title with a 137'-9" throw.
For her season, Linscomb, who opened her javelin throwing season with a fifth place toss at the Danny Byron Invitational on February 25 with a toss of just 80'-1", has week by week improved her distances with a progression from 95'-7" to in the March 9 Clay County title, 102'-8" to take fourth at the March 18 Bob Hayes Invitational; 106'-8" to win the Tocoi Creek Showdown March 24 and even more distances into April with a 118'-0" toss to win at Thursday Night Spikes April 13. Linscomb had her best throws in the post-season leading to her fourth place state finish.
Brown, a senior, got two top 10 medals; seventh in the 100 meters and sixth with the 4 x 100 relay team, at the Class 4A track and field championships Saturday at the University of North Florida.
In the 100, Brown, who has a handful of sub-11 second finishes throughout the season, blitzed the track with a 10.68 second split to be in one of the fastest events of the day. Brown's fastest time of the season was a 10.55 finish at the district 2-4A championships.
Christian Miller, a junior at Creekside, won the 100 in a fast 10.31 to lead a field of 18 runners under the very fast 11 second mark. Miller also won the 200 meters dash.
Brown's 10.68 split followed a quick flurry of runners across the finish line with times of 10.61, 10.64, 10.66 and 10.68 fielding the third through seventh spots.
Brown's 10.55 clocking was at the district 2-4A final where he was second to Miller, who won in 10.36.
In the 4 x 100, where Brown was anchor with teammates Amarrion Grant, Devin Collins and Josber Stimphil, the team was sixth in 41.55. Winner Seminole High was clocked in at 40.86.
For the Oakleaf girls team, junior hurdler Keira Smalls finished 11th in the 100 hurdles in 14.80 while also running in the girls 4 x 100 relay that took 10th in 48.03. Smalls teamed with Rayna Lawson, Nya Russell and Kaymin Sales in the relay.
In the girls 4 x 400, Oakleaf was 16th; Russell, Sales, Kiyanni Ledgister and Syndey Gaines.
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