TRACK & FIELD: Charlotte girls win Wally Keller Invite

Charlotte’s Dana Donovan runs across the finish line in first place in the 100 meter dash during the Wally Keller Invitational (Sun Photo by Jennifer Bruno).

 

PUNTA GORDA — Charlotte’s boys and girls track and field teams are going to be tough outs when postseason starts next week, especially in the sprints.

The Tarpons dominated the short events in helping the girls rout the field at the Wally Keller Invitational track meet Friday, the last meet before next week’s district meet.

Eunice Noel and Jaliyah Underwood swept the top two in the 100-meter hurdles, while Dana Donovan easily won the 100 and 200 meter dashes, and was part of the 4×100 relay with Underwood that took the top spot.

Brittany Augustin and Noel placed 1-2 in the 300 hurdles.

Still, Underwood said she isn’t quite where she wants to be for districts.

“We have a week of practice, so we’re going to work hard to improve. If I improve the 100 hurdles, everything else will fall into place,” Underwood said. “If we work together, we’ll see big things.”

Natalie Jen won the pole vault, with Ulyana Clarke finishing third for the Tarpons, which won the team title easily with 136 points. Gulf Coast (73) and Lely (59.5) completed the top three.

For the boys, it was the usual suspects in the short game that kept the Tarpons afloat. Savorion Warren won the 100 meters in a race in which the top five finished less and a tenth of a second apart, while D’Vonte Price took the 110 hurdles, with teammate Trevor Hohne in second, and placed second in the long jump. Charlotte also won the 4×100 relay.

Jerry Voss, Charlotte coach, said his kids are about where they need to be.

“We know what we have. We have strengths and weaknesses and this is when you find out what you have,” said Voss, whose girls also won the 4×800 relay. “We just get better. Times go down and distances go up.”

Lemon Bay had its moments even as the girls finished eighth on the strength of their distance running, and the boys with their ability to overcome illness and the absence of two of their better throwers.

Maddison Welch and Kelsi Ogilvie placed in the top three in the 1600, while Kristen Robinson, who was running with a cold, was the sole Manta Rays winner with a victory in the 3200.

For the boys, Dylan Brady finished second in the high jump and Thomas Cheney was third in the 100m hurdles as the Mantas finished 12th as a team with 18 points.

“Our young ones are emerging and the veterans are doing what they need to do,” Lemon Bay coach Joe Casale said. “We’re starting to come into form for next week.”

Wally Keller Invitational
At Charlotte High School
Boys
Team results
LELY 110, NAPLES 105.5, CHARLOTTE 77.5, GULF COAST 64, COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF NAPLES 58.5, GOLDEN GATE 41.5, PALMETTO RIDGE 32, FIRST BAPTIST 30, GATEWAY CHARTER 30, ST. JOHN  NEUMANN 25

Individual results: High Jump: 1. Berrick Jean-Louis (CAN) 1.98m., 2. Dylan Brady (LB) 1.87m., 3. Benny Laguerre (NAP) 1.82m.; Pole Vault:1. Kane Aldrich (CSN) 4.65m., 2. Kayden Cecil (GC) 4.11m., 3. Nicholas Laws (NAP) 4.11m.; Long Jump: 1. Marc Noel (LEL) 6.99m., 2. D’Vonte Price (CHS) 6.48m., 3. Jalen Ellis (CAN) 6.40 m.; Triple Jump: 1. Keean Burlison (FBA) 12.61 m., 2. Anthony Hightower (LEL) 12.53m., 3. Trevor Hohne (CHS) 12.42 m.; Discus: 1. Jon Woo (PR) 42.18m., 2. Jett Su (NAP) 39.72m., 3. G’Vonte Price (CHS) 37.62m.; Shot Put: 1. Chris Racine (LEL) 13.78, 2. Dustyn Hall (CHS) 13.78, 3. Jon Woo (PR) 13.74;

4X800 meter relay: 1. Lely (Joshua Wagner, Kole Bartos, Aiden Kerchner, Anthony Alvarez) 8:40.17, Palmetto Ridge 9:03.54, 3. Naples 9:04.24; 110 hurdles: 1. D’Vonte Price (CHS) 14.51, 2. Trevor Hohne (CHS) 16.00, 3. Thomas Cheney (LB) 16.05; 100 m: 1. Savorion Warren (CHS) 11.10, 2. Jouvensly Bazile (GG) 11.12, 3. Joe Lang (CSN) 11.17; 1600 m: 1. Cooper Back (GC) 4:41.51, 2. Chris Reynolds (GC) 4:43.12, 3. Peter Charles (SEA) 4:46.06; 4X100 m. relay: 1. Charlotte (Andrew Grace, Savorion Warren, Nycarion Harvey, D’Vonte Price) 43.10, 2. Gulf Coast 43.67, 3. Naples 43.68;

400 m: 1. Elijah Wright (LEL) 51.38, 2. Hunter Jones (GG) 51.50, 3. Dail Minto (GAT) 51.55; 300 m. hurdles: 1. Samuel Faustin (NAP) 42.40, 2. Darren Chery (NAP) 43.70, 3. Alex Trombley (GC) 44.33; 800 m: 1. Joshua Wagner (LEL) 1:59.39, 2. Dylan Clark (NAP) 2:00.74, 3. Aiden Kerchner (LEL) 2:07.04; 200 m: 1. Joe Lang (CSN) 22.64, 2. Alex Murphy (CSN) 23.00, 3. Armando Ochoa (GAT) 23.03; 3200 m: 1. David Sievert (SFC) 10:29.25, 2. Anthony Alvarez (LEL) 10:31.72, 3. Dan O’Dell (FBA) 10:32.13; 4X400 m. relay: Gateway Charter (Christian Rodriguez, Cortez Rolle, Mekhi Williams, Dail Minto) 3:35.12, 2. Lely 3:35.37, 3. Community School of Naples 3:36.88.

Girls
Team results: CHARLOTTE 136, GULF COAST 73.5, LELY 59.5, NAPLES 58, GOLDEN GATE 54, ST. JOHN NEUMANN 54, FIRST BAPTIST 50, LEMON BAY 40, SW FLORIDA CHRISTIAN 32, CANTERBURY 30

Individual results: High Jump: 1. Bentley Brown (SFC) 1.57m., 2. Chanel Whooley (SJN) 1.52m., 3. Corey Morrison (NAP) 1.52m.; Pole Vault: 1. Natalie Jen (CHS) 3.35m., 2. Jackie George (GC) 2.59m., 3. Ulyana Clarke (CHS) 2.59m.; Long Jump: 1. Chim’Sly Pericles (GG) 5.24m., 2. Brittany Leroy (SJN) 5.15m., 3. Mia Francois (GG) 5.02m.; Triple Jump: 1. Mica Auguste (LEL) 10.09m., 2. Grace Kane (SJN) 9.84m., 3. Amelia Hanlon (NAP) 9.74m.; Discus: 1. Elizabeth Sculles (PR) 36.44m., 2. Rebekah Bergquist (SFC) 34.74m., 3. Laura Liberiste (LEL) 30.16m.; Shot Put: 1. Rebekah Bergquist (SFC) 10.08m., 2. Kechenid Cherubin (GG) 9.98m., 3. Bessline Verneau (GC) 9.88m.;

4X800 meter relay: 1. Charlotte (Mackenzie Flowers, Katie Kanagy, Alexa Roughton, Kalyn Uebelacker) 10:01.44, 2. Gulf Coast 10:24.88, 3. Bishop Verot 10:48.76; 100 hurdles: 1. Eunice Noel (CHS) 15.31, 2. Jaliyah Underwood (CHS) 15.70, 3. Irmice Charelus (LEL) 16.87; 100 m: 1. Dana Donovan (CHS) 12.01, 2. Chanel Whooley (SJN) 12.67, 3. Nicole Smith (FBA) 12.68; 1600 m: 1. Jessica Edwards (CAN) 5:18.63, 2. Kelsi Ogilvie (LB) 5:22.64, 3. Maddison Welch (LB) 5:28.56; 4X100 m. relay: 1. Charlotte (Britney Augustin, Dana Donovan, Jaliyah Underwood, Kaitlyn Chavarria) 48.84, 2. St. John Neumann 50.78, 3. First Baptist 51.36;

400 m: 1. Sydney Eugene (CSN) 1:01.54, 2. Natasha Rodriguez (FBA) 1:02.32, 3. Keara Delly (GG) 1:03.88; 300 m. hurdles: 1. Britney Augustin (CHS) 48.37, 2. Eunice Noel (CHS) 48.41, 3. Sydney Beam (FBA) 50.92; 800 m: 1. Jessica Edwards (CAN) 2:21.46, 2. Zoe D’Antonio (NAP) 2:24.04, 3. Merlica Faustin (NAP) 2:24.47; 200 m: 1. Dana Donovan (CHS) 25.90, 2. Brooke Rice (SJN) 26.55, 3. Nicole Smith (FBA) 26.87; 3200 m: 1. Kristen Robinson (LB) 11:55.42, 2. Ryenn Hart (LEL) 12:03.30, 3. Alexa Roughton (CHS) 12:09.14; 4X400 m. relay: 1. Gulf Coast (Denia Campbell, Deona Campbell, Paula Gomes, Ashley Lopez) 4:16.81, 2. Charlotte 4:18.67, 3. Naples 4:19.03.

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