Washington track and field runs away with meet

Published 12:17 pm Tuesday, March 25, 2014




The Washington boys and girls track and field teams both walked away with convincing home victories Monday afternoon.

Following a 2.5-point victory over powerhouse South Central last week, the boys continued to stay hot on their home turf, locking up first place victory with 142 points. Riverside, a 1-A track team competing alongside 2-A and 3-A schools, finished in second place with 55 points. Havelock and D.H. Conley finished in third and fourth place, respectively.

The Washington girls also had one of their better performances of the season, finishing in first place with 85.5 points. D.H. Conley ended in second with 63.5 points, and Riverside took third place with 59 points.

The Pam Pack came through with a statement victory in the boys 4×200 meter relay with a time of 1:33.8, but the most impressive performance on the evening belonged to Washington’s Victor Santos, who notched a time of 11:06.00 in the 3200 meter run. Santos beat out the second-place competitor, D.H. Conley’s Stephen May, by 45 seconds.

The Pam Pack boys also secured first-place finish in the 4×800 meter relay with a time of 8:46.00. Stevie Green finished first in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.9, Stepfon Rodman won the 400 meter dash with a time of 50.8, Tarahje Burke took the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 44.1 and Jarquez Keyes inched out teammate Markel Spencer for first in the 200 meter dash.

In the field, Javon Whitney locked up first in the long jump, Karim Topping decisively won the triple jump and Stevie Green continued his dominance in the high jump.

While the Pam Pack girls failed to win the majority of their events, a consistent collection of second- and third-place finishes was the key to their success.

The girls edged D.H. Conley by less than a second in the 4×100 meter relay with a time of 53.7. Washington also took the 4×400 meter relay with a time of 5:13.00.

In field events, Caitlin Hales earned six points for her team in the long jump, while Shaneen Midgette took the high jump as well.

The Pam Pack boys and girls teams will look to carry their momentum into today’s meet at North Johnston High School.