Sanford Seminole Open

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Photo by Brianna Jacobs

Kenneth Williams, 12, runs the 3200m. He later placed second out of 39 boys in his heat, with a time of 11:04.46 minutes.

Brianna Jacobs, Writer

On February 16, the Sanford Seminole Open Meet at the NTC Training Center in Clermont ended with Lake Nona’s girls team placing 12th out of 25 teams with 20 points overall and the boys team placing 10th out of 26 teams with a total of 28 points.

Discus

At this meet, no boys or girls placed overall in discus, but they placed in their heats. For the boys, in heat one, Christian Soto, 10, threw a distance of 98 feet, 10 inches, placing him third out of 19 boys. Romeo Mitchell, 12, threw 94 feet, 8 inches, placing him sixth out of the 19. Andrew Johnson, 9, threw 57 feet, 6 inches, came in at 18th out of 19. In heat two, Delvis Cherian, 12, threw 69 feet, 3 inches, placing seventh out of 10 boys.

For girls discus, in heat one, Kathleen Ellis, 11, threw 44 feet, 7 inches, placing her fifth out of 12 girls. Following in heat two, Hannah Dotson, 12, threw a distance of 74 feet, 10 inches, making her first out of 18 girls.

 

Shot Put

No boys or girls placed overall in shot put either, but they placed in their heats. For the boys, in heat one, Joshua Omosebi, 12, threw a distance of 37 feet, 10.75 inches, placing him third out of 21 boys. Romeo Mitchell threw 34 feet, 5.50 inches, placing him sixth out of 21, and Christian Soto threw 33 feet, 9.25 inches, coming in seventh out of 21. In heat two, Kade Bryant, 11, threw a distance of 35 feet, 11.50 inches, making him third out of 12 boys.

For girls shot put, in heat one, Hannah Dotson threw a distance 21 feet, 9.50 inches, placing seventh out of 14 girls. Following in eighth place, Kathleen Ellis threw 19 feet, 6.25 inches.

 

Jumping 

Long jumper Barrington Fisher, 12, jumped a distance of 20 feet, 4.5o inches. He placed eighth out of 73 jumpers overall, bringing 1 point to the boys team. Jarion McClain, 9, jumped 18 feet, 3 inches, in heat one, placing fourth out of 11 boys. Adrian Pantoja, 9, jumped 17 feet, 0.75 inches, placing sixth out of 11. 

For girls long jump, in heat three, Vianney Ojeda, 9, jumped 15 feet, 6 inches, placing third out of 16 girls.

In high jump, Barrington Fisher jumped 6 feet, 1.50 inches feet, placing him second out of 28 jumpers, which in turn gave the boys team 7 points. 

For girls high jump, Stephanie Towle, 11, jumped 4 feet, 1.75 inches, placing her third out of 27 jumpers, which in turn gave the girls team 6 points. In heat two, Vianney Ojeda jumped 4 feet, 6 inches, coming in seventh out of 15 jumpers.

For boys triple jump, in heat two, Christopher Lugo, 12, jumped 34 feet, 8.50 inches, placing him sixth out of eight jumpers.

 

Long Distance

The 4 x 800m relay team (consisting of Manuel Ramos, 11, Kenneth Williams, 12, Jesus Clemente, 11, and Aiden Arnold, 10) placed second out of 21 teams, with a time of 8 minutes, 34.80 seconds, providing 8 points to the boys team.

In heat two of the girls 800m, Sydni Brown, 9, placed first out of 20 girls, with a time of 2:42.75 minutes.  

In the boys 800m, Jesus Clemente, 11, placed sixth out of 81 boys overall, with a time of 2:09.48 minutes, giving the boys team three points.

In heat two of the boys 1600m, Jack Sangmeister, 10, came in fourth out of 18 boys, with a time of 5:31.65 minutes.

In the boys 3200m, Aiden Arnold placed sixth out of 56 boys overall, with a time of 10:34.74 minutes, giving the boys team three points. In heat one, Kenneth Williams, 12, came in second out of 39 boys, with a time of 11:04.46 minutes.

 

Sprints

In heat three of the girls 4 x 100m relay, the team (consisting of Arianna Slater, 9, Maya Wilson, 9, Jexsamarie Perez, 10, and Brianna Jacobs, 12) came in second out of six teams, with a time of 54.42 seconds

In heat six of the girls 100m, Brianna Jacobs came in second out of eight runners, with a time of 13.55 seconds. In heat seven of the girls 100m, Arianna Slater came in first out of seven girls, with a time of 13.29 seconds.

In heat seven of the boys 100m, Jarion McClain came in third out of six boys, with a time of 11.98 seconds. In heat eight, Daxton Barkley, 10, came in second out of six boys, with a time of 11.90.

In heat seven of the girls 200m, Jexsamarie Perez, 10, came in first out of six girls, with a time of 29.61 seconds. In heat eight, Maya Wilson, 9, came in second out of eight girls, with a time of 29.28.

In heat five of the boys 200m, Mekhi Burris, 12, came in third out of five boys, with a time of 23.06. In heat six, Corey Williams, 10, came in second out of seven boys with a time of 23.44 seconds. In heat eight, Daniel Williams, 9, came in third out of six boys, with a time of 24.03 seconds.

In the girls 400m, Xiomara Gill, 11, placed second out of 70 girls overall, with a time of 1:00.78, giving the girls team eight points. Justyn Smith, 10, placed 8 out of the 70, with a time of 1:03.91, adding one point to the girls team.

In heat six of the boys 400m, Yousef Garip, 12, came in first out of six boys, with a time of 57.06 seconds. In heat seven, Steven Marrero, 9, placed first out of six boys, with a time of 56.08 seconds.

 

Hurdles

In heat five of the 100m hurdles, Tristan Huguenin, 11, came in third out of six runners with a time of 20.28 seconds.

In heat five of the 110m hurdles, Rodney Vincent, 11, came in first out of six runners with a time of 20.44 seconds, followed by Angel Aviles Perez, 11, coming in second with a time of 21.25 seconds.

In heat three of the girls 300m hurdles, Marlia Marston, 12, came in second out of six girls, with a time of 52.67 seconds. In heat four, Kisha Forester, 10, came in first out of six girls, with a time of 54.27 seconds. In that same heat, Valerie Hoyos, 9, followed in second place, with a time of 57.18 seconds.

In heat three of the boys 300m hurdles, Arthur Ezeobinwa, 11, came in second out of five boys, with a time of 44.48 seconds. In heat five, Rodney Vincent placed second out of five boys with a time of 48.18 seconds, and Ethan Kassem, 10, came in fourth with a time of 50.34 seconds.

The next meet will be held at St. Cloud High School on February 23.