In a meet where most of the Eagles’ top runners were taking the night off or running events for workouts, it was the young Eagles who took the stage and proved the future is bright for George Jenkins. Led by De’Marea Johnson’s winning performances in the 110 and 300 Meter Hurdles, the Eagles easily took home the team title in the City Championship Meet.
In just his first year of track and field, Johnson showed his hard work is paying off as he ran a huge personal best in the 110MH with a time of 16.80, taking off nearly 2 seconds from his previous best. In the 300 Hurdles, Johnson again ran a new personal best, dropping a second off his previous best with a time of 43.00. Johnson also jumped to a fourth place finish in the Triple Jump, making him the top point scorer for the Eagles on the night with 25 points.
Also bringing home City championships were Jaden Rudolph in the 200 Meters and Damarcus Sneed in the 400 Meters. The 4×100 team of Tyson Williams, Austin Cowans, Riley Ott, and Terrance Denson took home the title as well, easily beating Lakeland High School in the event.
Mahki Crowe and Armarion Hargrove both had big meets for the Eagles as well in the hurdles with Crowe placing 5th in the 110MH and 2nd in the 300MH, while Hargrove finished 6th in the 110MH and 3rd in the 300MH.
In the distance events, the Eagles were led by Chase Waelbroeck who ran to a 3rd place finish in the 3200 Meters with a huge 50-second personal best time of 11:29.04. In the 1600, Alexander Adams ran a 17-second personal best with a time of 5:17.48, placing 8th in the event.
The Eagles will continue their season this Saturday at the Kowboy Invitational at Kissimmee Osceola High School, one of the most competitive track meets in all of Florida, as they take on more than 35 teams from across Florida, and surrounding states.