J.P. Taravella Track and Field Honors 6 Seniors at City Championship

J.P. Taravella Track and Field Hosts Senior Night Prior to City Championship

J.P. Taravella boys and girls track and field. {Courtesy}

By: Matt Rothman

 J.P. Taravella track and field honored their seniors during the City Championship at Coral Springs High School. 

The boys recognized Tanaris Jean Pierre, Tyler James, Elijah Rowe, Cameron Tomlinson, Gabriel Joseph-Francois, and Sean Pearce before their race against Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Coral Springs High School, Coral Glades, and Coral Springs Charter. The girls have no seniors on the team.

“This senior class means a lot to me and possibly more than any class I’ve had for the simple reason my first season coaching here was my first ever freshman class, Coach Arnold Hopkins said. “I’ve had them for years, and I’ve seen them grow up into the young men they are today.”

On Wednesday, the seniors led the way, with Rowe winning the 100 and 200 meters. Jean-Pierre also won the 1600 meters while Tomlinson came in second in the 400 meters. 

In the three relay races, JPT finished first in the 4 x 100 relay with Phillip Rayford, McNee, Kendrick Washington, and Kavaughn Stewart. They also came in second and third in the other two relays. Marcos Noriega, Jaylen Amoa, and Akeam Beckford finished in the top five. 

Nikai McNee came in second in two events on the field, with Rowe coming in third during the long jump. The Trojans finished in third place as a team. The girls had Aleah Marriott finish first in the 200 meters and third in the 100. Saniyah Johnston and Lauren Caggiano ran well, while the JPT 4 x 100 relay team came in first. The Trojans ended up coming in fifth with 28 points. 

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Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is now attending the University of Florida as a graduate student.

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