CSHS, Coral Glades and JPT Record Memorable Performances in Track at Regionals, States

CSHS, Coral Glades and JPT Record Memorable Performances in Regionals

Coral Springs High School, Coral Springs Charter, and J.P. Track and Field Team. {Athletics}

By: Matt Rothman 

The Regional Championship in track and field took place on Saturday, featuring numerous Coral Springs athletes advancing to states.

Coral Springs High School

Coral Springs High School shined again in Regionals, with Maxwell Servius leading the way after coming in third in the high jump. In their events, Tariq Murray came in sixth in the pole vault, while Jeffrey Belizaire, Lucas Penaloza, and Michael McFarlin came in sixth in the pole vault. Chris Reid, Charles Green, Belizaire, and Joshua Rose ran in the 4 x 400 relay.

Shaquilea Alvaranga finished third in the 100 hurdles and fifth in the 300 hurdles for the girls. Angelica Macarulay came in seventh in the 3200 meters and led the 4 x 800 relay team of Brianna Williams, Niecy Brown, and Nia Mackey to an eight-place finish. Alvaranga, Brown, Mackey, and Angell Garrison placed ninth in the 4 x 400. Josefine Majdoch finished third in the high jump, while Jourdin Gayle, Hannah Williams, and Juliette Bounassi competed.

“The coaches were really pleased with the way the younger athletes stepped up and performed,” said Head Coach Brantley Barr. “Many season and personal bests. A very bright future for those athletes.”

Coral Glades

Jemina Mills of Coral Glades not only set the school record in the 100 and 400 meters, but she also qualified for states. Mills came in seventh in the 200 meters and anchored the 4 x 400 relay with Gisselle Thomas, Zion Tomlin, Saniya Swain, and Jemima Mills. Tomlin also finished fourth in the triple jump and sixth in the 400 meters. 

“She was a phenomenal leader by her work ethic, dedication, and commitment to track and field,” said Head Coach Jerald Burley. “It’s a bitter-sweet moment to know I will no longer have the chance to coach her after the state meets in a Coral Glades uniform. However, she will excel as she runs track at the collegiate level.”

J.P. Taravella

J.P. Taravella is officially sending four relay teams to states. The boys will be sending their 4 x 100 team consisting of Kevaughn Stewart, Rowe, Kendrick Washington, and Nikai McNee and their 4 x 400 team of Cameron Tomlinson, Jace Johnson, Elijah Rowe, and Philip Rayford. The girls advanced in the 4 x 100 relay with Jade Brown, Aleah Marriott, Saniyah Johnston, and Ajay Arscott.

Individually, Brown finished as the regional runner-up in the 100 meters, while Rowe finished second in the long jump and fifth in the 200 meters to advance. Despite not advancing, Sean Pierce, Tanaris Jean Pierre, and the 4 x 800 relay of Jaylen, Amoa, Jean Pierre, Tyler James, and Johnson finished in the top ten in the Region.

“This is the most athletes a Taravella has sent to states in school history, and being a part of it is amazing,” said Head Coach Arnold Hopkins. “This has been a long season for the kids with many ups and downs, but they came to regionals and left it all on the track with one goal on their mind, which was going to states.”

Coral Springs High School, Coral Springs Charter, and J.P. Track and Field Team. {Athletics}

Next, these students will compete in States on Saturday, May 14, in Gainesville.

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Matt Rothman

Matt Rothman
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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