DODDS-Europe track highlights - Day 2
Stars and Stripes will post highlights from the second day of the DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships at Russelsheim, Germany, as they become avaialble:
Another recordThe Kaiserslautern girls 4x800 team broke the DODDS-Europe record, with a time of 9 minutes, 55.02 seconds. The team, consisting of Colleen Davis, Rio Harris, Ruby Plummer and Ashley Santos, broke the old mark of 9:58.43 set by the school last year. The Red Raiders did so on the first race of the day and echoed the record-breaking feat of the Black Forest Academy boys' 4x800 team on Friday. Ramstein finished second in 9:57.50 - also better than the old record - and Patch was third in 10:17.21.
Jumping highVilseck's Dane Gray captured the boys high jump by clearing 6 feet, 2 inches. He finished ahead of Frankfurt International School's Logan McKee (6-0) and Heidelberg's Jeremiah Miller (5-10).
Long leapDarien Cornett continued a recent tradition of strong long jumpers from Aviano by winning the event in 21 feet, 4 inches. Cornett had taken third in the triple jump Friday. Jamil Pollock of AFNORTH was second at 20-5 and Ramstein's Ut Rhaburn was third at 20-4.5.
Out-shotBitburg's Darian Billups won a duel with Naples' Brennan Goodnature to capture the boys shot put. Billups turned in a season-best toss of 46 feet, 9 inches to win. He improved on his season best by seven inches. Goodnature, who entered the competition with the best throw (46-4.5) settled for second at 45-9. Heidelberg's Devon Meachum was third at 43-11.
Oh, HenryHeidelberg's Veronique Henry won the 100 meter hurdles in a time of 16.79 seconds. AFNORTH's Ashely Hughes was second in 17.10 and Bitburg's Brettina Thomas third in 17.56.
High hurdlingHeidelberg's Aaron Tribble-Knowles ran to victory in the boys 110 high hurdles in 16.11 seconds. Vilseck's Renanzo Williams was second in 16.38 and Wiesbaden's Kenyatta Hill third in 16.44.
Walker: Take 2Lakenheath's Jasmin Walker won for the second time (following a Friday victory in the long jump), sprinting to a time of 12.28 in the girls 100 meters. Naples' Jessica Edmonson was second in 12.50 and Mannheim's Grace Gonzalez was third in 12.95.
Quick winHeidelberg's Andre Brown won the boys 100 in a time of 11.25, nipping Vilseck's Darius Whitehead at the line. Whitehead finished in 11.27 seconds, ahead of third-place Deonte McMillan of Heidelberg (11.48).
Scranton: Part 2Ramstein's Jack Scranton won for the second time, adding a win in the boys' 1,500 to the 3,000 triumph from Friday. Scranton's time of 4:09.80 was good enough for first. Vilseck's Zane Kenney was second in 4:11.36 and Ramstein's Carl Lewenhaupt was third (4:12.84).
Walker, Take 3Lakenheath's Jasmin Walker picked up her third victory by leaping 37 feet, 6.25 inches in the girls triple jump. Ramstein's Tara Lookabaugh picked up her second second of the event (and third medal overall after a first in the high jump) by jumping 35-4.75. Mannheim's Kadedra Lea was third in 35-4.5.
Mannheim winsIn what might be the school's final DODDS-Europe title, the quartet of Jackie Headley, Grace Gonzalez, Infinity Baisden and Kadedra Lea raced to a time of 50.89 in the girls 4x100 relay race. Kaiserslautern was second in 51.02 and AFNORTH third in 52.22
Falcons fly Vilseck's boys 4x100 relay team of Darius Whitehead, Eddie Stokes, Daniel Arroyo and Shawn Peebles won their event in 43.63 seconds. Heidelberg was second in 43.78, followed by Patch (45.03).
Morris flingsVilseck's Mariah Morris won the girls discus with a toss of 103 feet, 10 inches. Aviano's Zora Brown was second at 98 feet, followed by Bamberg's Natesha Godbee (91-0).
Harris againKaiserslautern's Rio Harris won her second individual goal (and third overall) with a time of 58.54 in the girls 400 meters. She won the 800 on Friday and was a member of the Red Raiders' record-breaking 4x800 relay team. AFNORTH's Mercedes Ash was second (1:00.43) and Patch's Morgan Mahlock third (1:01.25).
Close oneAnsbach's Derrick Flake took the boys 400 meters in a time of 50.66 seconds, not far across the finish line ahead of Ramstein's Jaap Vangaalen (50.91) and Hohenfels' Lamar Benjamin (50.94).
Raider hurdlersKaiserslautern's Ashley Santos (48.60) and Ruby Plummer (49.75) took the top two spots in the girls' 300 meter hurdles. AFNORTH's Ashely Hughes was third (50.18).
No joke, it's HokeHeidelberg's David Hoke won the boys 300 meter hurdles in a time of 40.62 seconds. Michael Johnson of Ramstein was second in 41.73 and Demar Flake of Ansbach third (42.65).
Hope-ful winBlack Forest Academy's Trevor Hope won the 800 meters in a time of 2 minutes and 68 hundreths of a second. Tyler Holderby of Vicenza was second in 2:02.26 and David Lance of Vilseck third (2:02.96).
Walker, Take 4Lakenheath's Jasmin Walker won her fourth individual event by sprinting to the finish line in 25.60 seconds in the girls 200. She outpaced Jessica Edmonson of Naples (26.42) and Grace Gonzalez of Mannheim (27.40).
Stoked after victoryVilseck's Eddie Stokes won the boys 200 meters in 22.57 seconds, finishing ahead of teammate Darius Whitehead (22.84) and Heidelberg's Deonte McMillan (22.94).
Harris (and friends) againKaiserslautern's Rio Harris teammed with younger sister Rhea, Brianna Williams and Christina Hill to capture the girls sprint medley relay in 4 minutes, 23.12 seconds. Rio Harris, who ran the 800 anchor leg, won for the fourth time. Vilseck (4:33.65) and Patch (4:37.22) took second and third.
Vilseck's medley brothersShawn Peebles (200), Darius Whitehead (200), Miles Hall (400) and David Lance (800) teamed up to triumph in the boys sprint medley relay for Vilseck in a time of 3 minutes, 43.01 seconds. Heidelberg (3:43.82) and Black Forest Academy (3:45.39) were second and third.