The Brook Hill Guard and Lady Guard varsity track and field teams were back in action last week, as the teams worked to defend their home turf at the 2018 Brook Hill Invitational Track and Field Meet, held Thursday, March 29, at Herrington Stadium.
Lady Guard Varsity:
The Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity track and field team competed well against the strong field of competing schools at the 2018 Brook Hill Invitational Track and Field Meet, finishing as the third place team with a team total score of 100 points, outracing the competition from schools such as Inspired Vision, Trinidad, and Heritage Christian.
In the 100 meter dash, the lone Lady Guard athlete to finish in the top rankings was Dasha Vinnik, placing third with a time of 14.02.
Ke’Airra Christopher’s speed proved to be key in the 200 meter dash, as her time of 27.17 allowed her to claim a first place finish for Brook Hill. Christopher also crossed the finish line first in the 400 meter dash event, completing the contest with a time of 1:00.88.
A total of two Lady Guard athletes marched their way to top placements in the 800 meter run, as Florencia El Hay placed third with a time of 2:58.33, while Diana Ramirez finished in fifth place with a time of 3:09.20.
Ramirez also competed well for Brook Hill in the 3,200 meter run race, earning herself a second place finish with a time of 15:40.98.
The Lady Guard’s 4X100 meter relay team, consisting of Grace Helmers, Sabrina Ramey, Vinnik, and Christopher, raced its way to a finish time of 57.97, allowing the team to come in fourth place in the event.
Brook Hill’s team of Helmers, Ramey, Vinnik, and Sydney McNeel worked together to achieve a fourth place finish in the 4X200 meter relay at the 2018 Brook Hill Invitational Track and Field Meet, finishing with a time of 2:02.76.
In the shotput contest, Sarah Nwosu represented Brook Hill, throwing the ball a total of 29’07”, securing a second place finish.
Nia Carter had a strong day for the Lady Guard in the 2018 Brook Hill Invitational Track and Field Meet’s discus competition, placing fifth with a toss of 72’-08”.
In the high jump contest, the Lady Guard’s Grace Brasher soared above the bar to claim a first place finish with a leap of 5’-2”.
The final competitor for the Brook Hill girls team at the event was Helmers, taking home fourth place in the long jump competition, finishing with a jump of 14’-3”.
The Brook Hill Guard varsity track and field team also battled against a number of strong athletes representing area schools at the 2018 Brook Hill Invitational Track and Field Meet, earning a second place team finish with a score of 125 points, outranking teams such as McKinney Christian, Inspired Vision, and King’s Academy Christian.
A trio of Guard athletes finished in the top standings of the 100 meter dash race, as Sam Nechi claimed first place with a time of 11.48, while John Dixon earned a second place finish with a time of 11.77, and Jaeger Gowin taking home sixth place with a time of 12.12.
Gowin also performed well for Brook Hill in the 200 meter dash, racing his way to a fourth place finish with a time of 25.07.
In the 400 meter dash, James Wu was the fastest runner for the Guard, finishing with a time of 58.94, allowing him to claim fifth place, while Jared Johnson sped his way around the track, finishing in sixth place with a time of 59.93.
The Guard was represented by Elliott Middleton in the 1,600 meter run competition, securing a fifth place finish with a time of 5:35.
Brook Hill’s 4X100 relay team of Dixon, Garrett Davis, Garrett Brown, and Ian Hathaway used their abilities to claim a second place finish with a time of 46.31.
Similarly, the speed of the Guard team, consisting of Davis, Brown, Nechi, and Hathaway, completed the 4X200 meter relay event with a time of 1:35.06, allowing the team to come in first place.
Hathaway represented Brook Hill well in the shotput contest at the 2018 Brook Hill Invitational Track and Field Meet, earning fourth place with a strong throw of 35’-9”.
In the discus competition, Colby White was the strongest thrower for the host team Brook Hill, earning a third place finish with a toss of 108’-1”. Also competing for the Guard was Nechi, placing sixth with a throw of 88’-0”.
Brook Hill had a total of three athletes in the high jump contest, as Davis placed first with a leap of 5’-8”, while Jared Johnson and Joseph Johnson tied for second with jumps of 5’-6”.
Nechi proved to be the athlete to beat in the 2018 Brook Hill Invitational Track and Field Meet’s pole vault contest, ending the event with a vault of 9’-0”, allowing him to claim first place.
A pair of Brook Hill athletes were listed in the top rankings of the meet’s long jump competition, with Gowin procuring second place with a leap of 19’-3 ½”, while Dixon’s jump of 18’-4” allowed him to finish in third place.
Next meet: Thursday, April 5 - David Vincent Private School Championships at Brook Hill.