There were some strong performances around the area last week as there were some big meets in town.
Parkway North standout Jakeel Suber was the Outstanding Male Athlete at the Fred Lyon Invitational on his home track. Suber swept both the 110-meter high hurdles and 300-meter intermediate hurdles. Suber’s winning time in the 110-high hurdles was 14.761 seconds. He also ran a leg on the Vikings’ 4x100-meter relay team that finished third. Suber leads a talented Parkway North team that will be a contender for the Class 4 state championship next month.
On the girls’ side, sophomore Michelle Owens of McCluer North was the Outstanding Female Athlete at Parkway North. She won three events at Parkway North, including the 100-meter high hurdles, 300-meter low hurdles and long jump.
*Area stars shine at KU Relays
Several area athletes made the trip to Lawrence, Kansas last weekend to compete in the KU Relays against other top athletes in Missouri, Kansas and other states. Senior Diamond Riley of Ritenour finished first in the triple jump with an excellent effort of 40 feet 7 ½ inches. Senior Zionn Pearson of MICDS was second with a jump of 38-1 ½ and second in the long jump. Christine Williams of Timberland was first in the 100-meter dash in a time of 12.59 seconds. Mikayla Reed of Washington was second in the 800-meter run while Abigail Green of Francis Howell Central was second in the discus.
On the boys’ side, St. Louis University High finished first in the 4x800-meter relay at KU. Matthew White of Hazelwood East finished second in the 800 and Josh Sutton of MICDS was second in the 100. Hazelwood West did well in the sprint relays, finishing second in the 4x100 and third in the 4x200.
Phil Brusca-Connie Strobach at Ladue
Sprinters Deja Ingram and Aisha Southern of Hazelwood Central turned in top performances at Ladue. Ingram finished first in the 100 in 12.34 and the 200 in 24.48. Southern was second in the 100 and first in the 100-meter high hurdles in 14.67.
Jade Moore of Pattonville defeated a talented field to win the 400-meter dash in 58.0 seconds. Freshman Kylie Goldfarb of John Burroughs won the 800-meter run while Cardinal Ritter swept the spring relays by winning the 4x100 and 4x200.
Several boys’ athletes had some impressive performances as well. Pattonville’s Dakari Streeter was excellent in the throws, finishing second in the shot put (52 feet 10 inches), discus (163-1) and javelin (165-0). His effort in the javelin was second behind Pattonville teammate Derrick Boyce, who had a throw of 182-0.
Junior Jameson Williams of Cardinal Ritter won the 100 in 10.94. Kemeric Winston of Trinity won the 200 and finished third in the 100. Daniel Hopkins of Rockwood Summit won the 400 in 48.74 while Jerald Allen of Gateway won the 800 in 1:58.34. Sophomore phenom Brandon Miller won the 1,600-meter run in 4:27.93.
Dale Collier Invitational
The Carnahan girls displayed some talent in the sprints at Kirkwood last Saturday. Maleah Page finished first in the 100 in 12.3 and the 200 in 26.05. Teammate Terri-el Herdon finished second in the 100 and third in the 200. Carnahan also took home first place medals in the 4x100 and 4x200.
Kelsey Cole of Cleveland Naval Jr. ROTC won three events, including the triple jump where he turned in an impressive mark of 47-2. Cole also finished first in the long jump with a leap of 21-7 and the 200. The Commanders also got first place finishes from James Allen in the 800 and Antonio Norman in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles. The McCluer Comets dominated the boys’ relays, winning the 4x100 and 4x200.
On tap this weekend
The Marion Freeman Clayton Invitational will be held on Friday and Saturday at Gay Field in Clayton. The Lindenwood High School Classic will be held on Saturday in St. Charles. The Patriot Classic will be held at Parkway South on Thursday. It’s an all-boys meet. The Eureka Girls Classic will be held on Thursday and Friday. The Lutheran St. Charles Culver Classic will be held on Thursday afternoon.