Boys indoor track wins Polar Bear Meet
MILFORD – The Caroline High School indoor track team hosted the Winter Polar Bear Meet versus King George and North Stafford to start the season on Wednesday of last week.
The Caroline boys picked up six first place finishes en route to scoring 73 points to win the meet. King George followed with 61 points, and North Stafford finished third with 22 points.
Jessica Toliver captured first place in three events to lead the girls squad to a second place finish with 32 points behind King George, which won with 98 points. North Stafford finished third with 23 points.
Caroline’s Christopher Jackson hands off the baton to Thomas Rock during a relay race.
For the boys, Keonta Hamilton took first place in the 55-meter dash and added two more top-10 finishes – third in triple jump and fifth in long jump. Other team members who recorded a first place finish were Shareef Gardner, first in high jump and second in 55-meter hurdles; Chad Boxley first in shot put and fifth in 55-meter dash; Freddie Romero-Baker, first in pole vault; Michael Williams, first in 1,600-meter run; and Reggie Twisdale, first in 1,000-meter run.
Other individual performances for the boys squad included: Gerson Cruz, second in 500-meter run and fourth in pole vault; Jacob Knicely, second in 3,200-meter run; Aaron Carter, second in 1,600-meter run; Sam Gotschalk, second in 1,000-meter run; Christopher Jackson, third in 55-meter hurdles; Terrell Johnson, third in shot put; Elijah Smith, fourth in 55-meter hurdles and fifth in 300-meter dash; Mark Rollins, fourth in 500-meter dash; Kyaer Lee, fourth in 300-meter dash; Elijah Archier, fourth in high jump; Ryan Green, fourth in shot put; Thomas Rock, fifth in high jump, fifth in 55-meter hurdles; Kyle Rigg, fifth in 3,200-meter run; and Brandon Braxton, sixth in 55-meter dash.
In relay race competition, Caroline boys won first place in the 4×800, first and third in in the 4×400, and second and fifth in the 4×200.
For the girls, Toliver won first in the 300-meter dash, 55-meter hurdles, and long jump. Jordvn Jefferson won second in shot put, Miranda Green tied for second in high jump, and Cassandra Cooper won third in 500-meter dash.
Other individual performances for girls included Jetaime Solomon, fourth in 55-meter dash; Williams, fourth in 55-meter hurdles; Candice Roberts, fourth in 3,200-meter run; and Samantha Nason, fifth in pole vault.
The girls 4×800 relay team finished fourth.
The Cavaliers also participated in the Lafayette Icebreaker Invitational at Lafayette High School in Williamsburg on Saturday of last week, a meet that allowed the teams to prepare for district competition but was not scored.
For the boys, DaQuan Pollard won first place in four events – 55-meter hurdles, high jump, triple jump, and long jump. Mark Rollins won first place in 300-meter dash.
Other individual performances for boys included Aason Pankey, second in high jump; Cruz, second in 500-meter dash; Jackson, third in 55-meter hurdles, fourth in triple jump, and fourth in long jump; Carter, third in 1,600-meter run; Smith, fourth in 500-meter dash; Williams, fourth in 1,600-meter run; Braxton fifth in 55-meter dash; Lee, fifth in 300-meter dash; Collen Hess, fifth in 500-meter dash; Gotschalk, fifth in 1,000-meter run; Archier, sixth in 55-meter dash; Rock, sixth in 500-meter dash; and Twisdale, sixth in 1,000-meter run.
The 4×200 relay squads won first and fourth, and the 4×800 teams won first and third.
For the girls, Joalyn Perez won first in high jump and added fifth in 55-meter hurdles. Solomon won second in 300-meter dash, second in high jump, and fifth in 55-meter dash, and Jefferson won second in 55-meter dash, third in 300-meter dash, and fourth in triple jump. Megan Jones won second in 500-meter dash, and Zoe Williams won second in 55-meter hurdles.
Sydney Lions won fifth in 300-meter dash, Lillian Lester won fifth in 1,000-meter run, and Elizabeth Husser won sixth in 1,000-meter run.
The 4×200 relay squad won first place, and the 4×800 relay team won second.
The team’s next scheduled meet is at Fork Union Military Academy Dec. 11 followed by a meet at Woodberry Forest Dec. 14.