Washington boys dominate, girls finish second in out-of-conference meet

Published 11:26 am Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Washington boys’ track and field team knocked off J.H. Rose, Riverside and Greene Central in the home opener, while the girls’ team finished in second place.

In a blowout victory, the boys’ final score of 120 was 52 points more than the second-place finisher, J.H. Rose. The girls’ 66 points were good enough for second place behind J.H. Rose, which finished with 90.5 points.

For the boys, top finishers for Washington were Javon Whitney (22-04, first place) and Markel Spencer (19-11.01, second place) in the long jump; Whitney (40-00, second place) in the triple jump; Brandon Jackson (41-05.50) in the shot put; Jarquez Keyes (16.70, first place) in the 110-meter hurdles; Leland Hill (5:33.42, third place) in the 1600-meter run; Stepfon Rodman (50.81, first place) and Hykeem Ruffin (55.67) in the 400-meter dash; Myron Brooks (43.25, first place) and Diavontrei Moore (43.33, second place) in the 300-meter hurdles; Chris Lee (2:31.00, second place) in the 800-meter run; Spencer (22.79, first place), Jarquez Keyes (23.69, second place) and Moore (24.37, third place); Grayson Schmitt (12:14.00, first place) and Leland Hill (12:52.00, second place) in the 3200-meter run. Three out of four boys’ relay teams finished in first place.

For the girls, top finishers for Washington were Caitlin Hales (14-00.00, second place) in the long jump; Caitlin Hales (4-04.02, second place) in the high jump; Kianah Ruffin (24-06.00, third place) in the shot put; Cierra Hales (17.99, third place) in the 100-meter hurdles; Guadalupe Hernandez (6:47.76, first place) and Alexis Murdock (7:00.37, second place) in the 1600-meter hurdles; Ashley Moore (1:10.59, third place) in the 400-meter dash; Murdock (15:13.18, first place) and Hernandez (15:17.73, second place) in the 3200-meter run. The girls ‘s 4×800-meter relay team also took first place with a time of 11:59.77.

The Pam Pack will take to the track again tomorrow at 4 p.m. at Washington High School to take on Farmville Central and North Johnston in an Eastern Plains Conference matchup.