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Naples senior Katey Chartier runs the anchor leg of the girls 1,600 sprint medley at  the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. The Naples team finished fourth with a time of 4 minutes, 43.24 seconds.
Naples senior Katey Chartier runs the anchor leg of the girls 1,600 sprint medley at the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. The Naples team finished fourth with a time of 4 minutes, 43.24 seconds. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Naples senior Katey Chartier runs the anchor leg of the girls 1,600 sprint medley at  the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. The Naples team finished fourth with a time of 4 minutes, 43.24 seconds.
Naples senior Katey Chartier runs the anchor leg of the girls 1,600 sprint medley at the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. The Naples team finished fourth with a time of 4 minutes, 43.24 seconds. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Bamberg senior Theo McCray starts off the boys 1,600 sprint medley during the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. The Bamberg team finished sixth in the race, won by Vilseck.
Bamberg senior Theo McCray starts off the boys 1,600 sprint medley during the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. The Bamberg team finished sixth in the race, won by Vilseck. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Black Forest Academy senior Trevor Hope, left, gets ready to take the baton from junior teammate Andrew Lindberg in the boys 1,600 sprint medley at  the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. Vilseck won the race with a time of 3 minutes, 43.01 seconds.
Black Forest Academy senior Trevor Hope, left, gets ready to take the baton from junior teammate Andrew Lindberg in the boys 1,600 sprint medley at the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. Vilseck won the race with a time of 3 minutes, 43.01 seconds. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Vilseck junior David Lance holds off a hard-charging Sharaud Gallman of Heidelberg during the boys 1,600 sprint medley at the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. Vilseck won the relay with a time of 3 minutes, 43.01 seconds.
Vilseck junior David Lance holds off a hard-charging Sharaud Gallman of Heidelberg during the boys 1,600 sprint medley at the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. Vilseck won the relay with a time of 3 minutes, 43.01 seconds. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Vilseck junior David Lance gets congratulatory hugs from his teammates following the boys 1,600 sprint medley on day two of  the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. The team of Lance, sophomores Miles Hall and Shawn Peebles and senior Darius Whitehead won the race with a time of 3 minutes, 43.01 seconds.
Vilseck junior David Lance gets congratulatory hugs from his teammates following the boys 1,600 sprint medley on day two of the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. The team of Lance, sophomores Miles Hall and Shawn Peebles and senior Darius Whitehead won the race with a time of 3 minutes, 43.01 seconds. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Bitburg junior Kaitlyn Miller grimaces during the final lap of the girls 3,000 meter run at on the second day of  the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. Miller won the  event with a time of 10 minutes, 46.08 seconds.
Bitburg junior Kaitlyn Miller grimaces during the final lap of the girls 3,000 meter run at on the second day of the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. Miller won the event with a time of 10 minutes, 46.08 seconds. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Ansbach junior Derrick Flake shows off his speed in the boys 400 meter dash  during day two of  the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. Flake won  with a time of 50.66 seconds, edging out Ramstein junior Jaap Vangaalen, who finished with 50.91.  Hohenfels junior Lamar Benjamin rounded out the top three with a time of 50.94.
Ansbach junior Derrick Flake shows off his speed in the boys 400 meter dash during day two of the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. Flake won with a time of 50.66 seconds, edging out Ramstein junior Jaap Vangaalen, who finished with 50.91. Hohenfels junior Lamar Benjamin rounded out the top three with a time of 50.94. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Kaiserslautern sophomore Ashley Santos clears the final hurdle en route to a first-place finish in the girls 300 meter hurdles at the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany.   Santos finished with a time of 48.60 seconds; teammate Ruby Plummer finished second with a time of 49.75.
Kaiserslautern sophomore Ashley Santos clears the final hurdle en route to a first-place finish in the girls 300 meter hurdles at the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. Santos finished with a time of 48.60 seconds; teammate Ruby Plummer finished second with a time of 49.75. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Heidelberg junior David Hoke breezes ahead of the field in the boys 300 meter hurdles at  the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. Hoke's winning time of 40.62 was more than a second faster than second-place finisher, Ramstein sophomore Michael Johnson.
Heidelberg junior David Hoke breezes ahead of the field in the boys 300 meter hurdles at the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. Hoke's winning time of 40.62 was more than a second faster than second-place finisher, Ramstein sophomore Michael Johnson. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Lakenheath senior Jasmin Walker sprints ahead of, from left, Naples senior Jessica Edmondson, Vicenza freshman Ja'brea Joiner and Mannheim sophomore Grace Gonzalez,  to win the 200 meter run. Walker cruised to victory with a time of 25.60, one of four gold medals she won in the two-day DODDS Europe Track and Field Championships.
Lakenheath senior Jasmin Walker sprints ahead of, from left, Naples senior Jessica Edmondson, Vicenza freshman Ja'brea Joiner and Mannheim sophomore Grace Gonzalez, to win the 200 meter run. Walker cruised to victory with a time of 25.60, one of four gold medals she won in the two-day DODDS Europe Track and Field Championships. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Vilseck senior Eddie Stokes, right, wins the boys 200 meter dash with a time of 22.57 seconds on the second day of the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships.  Also pictured are Heidelberg junior Deonte McMillan, who finished third, and Kaiserslautern senior Bernard Burwell, who finished in fourth place.  Stokes' teammate, senior Darius Whitehead finished second.
Vilseck senior Eddie Stokes, right, wins the boys 200 meter dash with a time of 22.57 seconds on the second day of the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships. Also pictured are Heidelberg junior Deonte McMillan, who finished third, and Kaiserslautern senior Bernard Burwell, who finished in fourth place. Stokes' teammate, senior Darius Whitehead finished second. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Frankfurt International School senior Logan McKee clears the bar during the boys high jump at  the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany.  McKee finished second in the event, clearing 6 feet; Vilseck senior Dane Gray took top honors, clearing 6 feet, 2 inches.
Frankfurt International School senior Logan McKee clears the bar during the boys high jump at the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. McKee finished second in the event, clearing 6 feet; Vilseck senior Dane Gray took top honors, clearing 6 feet, 2 inches. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Heidelberg junior Wayne Dawkins prepares to land during the boys long jump during day two of  the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany.
Heidelberg junior Wayne Dawkins prepares to land during the boys long jump during day two of the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Aviano junior Darien Cornett won the boys long jump at the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany, with a jump of 21 feet, 4 inches.  AFNORTH junior Jamil Pollock and Ramstein senior Ut Rhaburn finished second and third, respectively.
Aviano junior Darien Cornett won the boys long jump at the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany, with a jump of 21 feet, 4 inches. AFNORTH junior Jamil Pollock and Ramstein senior Ut Rhaburn finished second and third, respectively. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Vilseck senior Zane Kennedy leads Ramstein sophomore Jack Scranton and the rest of the pack during a turn in the boys 1,500 meter run at the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. In the end Scranton was too much, as he won his second gold medal of the tournament with a time of 4 minutes, 9.80 seconds. Kennedy finished second.
Vilseck senior Zane Kennedy leads Ramstein sophomore Jack Scranton and the rest of the pack during a turn in the boys 1,500 meter run at the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. In the end Scranton was too much, as he won his second gold medal of the tournament with a time of 4 minutes, 9.80 seconds. Kennedy finished second. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
AFNORTH sophomore Valerie Morgan, running track for her first year, takes off to start the girls 4X100 meter relay at the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany.  Morgan's team finished third in the event.
AFNORTH sophomore Valerie Morgan, running track for her first year, takes off to start the girls 4X100 meter relay at the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. Morgan's team finished third in the event. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Heidelberg senior Veronique Henry clears a hurdle during the 100 meter hurdle race at  the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. Henry won the event with a time of 16.79 seconds.
Heidelberg senior Veronique Henry clears a hurdle during the 100 meter hurdle race at the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. Henry won the event with a time of 16.79 seconds. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Kaiserslautern sophomore Ashley Santos holds off Ramstein junior Anna Priddy during the girls 4x800 meter relay on day two of  the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships.  The Kaiserlautern team of senior Colleen Davis, senior Ruby Plummer, senior Rio Harris and Santos broke a DODDS-Europe record in the event with a time of 9:55.02.
Kaiserslautern sophomore Ashley Santos holds off Ramstein junior Anna Priddy during the girls 4x800 meter relay on day two of the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships. The Kaiserlautern team of senior Colleen Davis, senior Ruby Plummer, senior Rio Harris and Santos broke a DODDS-Europe record in the event with a time of 9:55.02. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Vilseck junior Mariah Morris gets ready to release the discus  during day two of  the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. Morris won the event.
Vilseck junior Mariah Morris gets ready to release the discus during day two of the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. Morris won the event. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Naples senior Brennan Goodnature competes in the boys shot put during day two of  the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany.  Goodnature, who won the discus event on Friday, finished second to Darian Billups, a junior at Bitburg, in this event.
Naples senior Brennan Goodnature competes in the boys shot put during day two of the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. Goodnature, who won the discus event on Friday, finished second to Darian Billups, a junior at Bitburg, in this event. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Heidelberg senior Aaron Tribble-Knowles, center, tries to hold off Vilseck junior Renanzo Williams, left, and Lakenheath Patrick Misinick at the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. Tribble-Knowles finished in 16.11 seconds, topping Williams (16.38) and Wiesbaden senior Kenyatta Hill (16.44).
Heidelberg senior Aaron Tribble-Knowles, center, tries to hold off Vilseck junior Renanzo Williams, left, and Lakenheath Patrick Misinick at the 2011 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Russelsheim, Germany. Tribble-Knowles finished in 16.11 seconds, topping Williams (16.38) and Wiesbaden senior Kenyatta Hill (16.44). (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)

RÜSSELSHEIM, Germany — Jasmin Walker sweats the details, while Rio Harris admits to having a nervous streak.

But despite their worries the two seniors capped off a remarkable end to their high school athletic careers with four gold medals apiece in the 2010 DODDS-Europe Track and Field Championships in Rüsselsheim, Germany.

“This is the last meet of my high school career,” said Harris, a member of the Kaiserslautern track team. “It’s been fun: four races and four firsts.”

One of her gold medals was extra special. It came as part of a record-setting performance in the girls 4x800 meter relay.

The quartet of Colleen Davis, Ruby Plummer, Ashley Santos and Harris, finished in 9 minutes, 55.02 seconds, breaking their own mark of 9:58.43 set last year. Ramstein finished second in 9:57.50 — also better than the old record.

The only other record set during the meet was in the boys 4x800 re;ay, set Friday by Black Forest Academy.

Harris also won the 800 and 400 meter races and ran anchor on the gold medal sprint medley team, an event that covers 1,600 meters.

Walker, of Lakenheath, showed how multi-dimensional a track athlete can be. She claimed the top podium spot in the long jump, triple jump, 100 meter dash and 200 meter dash.

“One little mistake can cost you the race,” Walker said after migrating from the track to the sandbox for the triple jump. Walker had just completed the 100-meter dash in 12.28 seconds, a bit off the 11.80 DODDS record she had hoped to break. “I just wanted to come out fast and strong.”

Jessica Edmondson of Naples and Grace Gonzalez of Mannheim took second and third, respectively, in the race.

In other championships Saturday, starting with field events:

• Dane Gray of Vilseck bested fellow senior Logan Mckee of Frankfurt International School by two inches in the boys high jump. Gray’s leap was 6 feet 2 inches.

• In the boys long jump, Darien Cornett of Aviano beat out Jamil Pollock of AFNorth by nearly a foot.

• Bitburg shot putter Darian Billups held off Naples’ Brennan Goodnature for a second straight year with a toss of 46 feet 9 inches.

• Mariah Morris, a Vilseck junior, won the girls discus throw by five feet over Zora Brown of Aviano.

• In the girls 100 meter hurdles, Veronique Henry of Heidelberg won the gold over Ashely Hughes of AFNORTH.

• The boys 110 meter hurdles went to Aaron Tribble-Knowles of Heidelberg, followed closely by Renanzo Williams of Vilseck.

• Andre Brown, a sophomore at Heidelberg, triumphed in the boys 100 meter dash with a time of 11.25, edging Darius Whitehead of Vilseck. Brown said his plan was simple: “Get out, stay up front and just run as fast as you can.”

• Ramstein sophomore Jack Scranton won his second gold medal of the meet, this time in the 1,500 meter run. On Friday, Scranton finished first in the 3,000 meter race.

• Mannheim, participating in its last DODDS track meet, took home the gold in the girls 4x100 meter relay. The relay team featured Jackie Headley, Grace Gonzalez, Infinity Baisden and Kadedra Lea. The girls said they spent all season setting their sights on this event. “This was our last year,” Gonzalez said, “We wanted to bring the gold medal to Mannheim.”

• Vilseck won the boys 4x100 meter relay with a time of 43.63. The team consisted of Darius Whitehead, Eddie Stokes, Daniel Arroyo and Shawn Peebles. “We expected to win,” Peebles said.

• The boys 400 meter dash went to Derrick Flake of Ansbach, followed by Jaap Vangaalen of Ramstein and Lamar Benjamin of Hohenfels.

• Ashley Santos of Kaiserslautern won the girls 300 meter hurdles. Finishing second was teammate Plummer and Ashely Hughes of AFNORTH.

• David Hoke of Heidelberg beat out Michael Johnson of Ramstein in the boys 300 meter hurdles.

• In the boys 800 meter run, Trevor Hope of BFA prevailed over Tyler Holderby of Vicenza and David Lance of Vilseck.

• Eddie Stokes of Vilseck won the boys 200 meter dash, beating out teammate Darius Whitehead. “It was close,” Stokes said. “You have to have a good mindset when it comes to these things.”

• Kaiserslautern won the girls sprint medley, while the boys version of the race went to Vilseck.

• The girls 3,000 meter race went to Kaitlyn Miller of Bitburg. She stumbled just a bit at the beginning, but righted herself and went on to beat a talented and determined foe in Jessica Kafer of Ramstein.

• In the 4x400 meter relay, the AFNORTH girls claimed the gold while the Heidelberg boys nudged out the Vilseck team in a thrilling race. Just 12 1/100ths of a second separated the two teams. “I wasn’t going to accept second place,” said Heidelberg’s Sharaud Gallman, who ran anchor.

In the team standings, Kaiserslautern finished first in Division I girls with 97 points, followed by Ramstein with 88 and Patch with 52. Heidelberg won the boys race with 102 points, followed by Vilseck with 97 and Ramstein with 89.

In D-II girls, AFNORTH won with 46 points, followed by Mannheim and Naples. Black Forest Academy led the boys with 35 points, followed by Naples and Hohenfels. Division III results are pending official review.

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