For the first time ever, University Academy has a district champion in the 300m hurdles: Senior Kent Crockett! He will be traveling along with the rest of the sectionals track and field team to Albany, MO for sectionals this Saturday.
Other athletes include Jurnie Scott (10th) who will compete in the 100m dash, 200m dash and relays, Zakieya Banks (12th) who will compete in the long jump and relays, Malon Lee (11th) who will compete in the 200m dash and relays, and David Robinson (11th) who will compete in the 100m dash.
Girls relays teams advancing to sectionals include the 4x100m, 4x200m and 4x400m. Freshmen Martinique Briggs and Amaya Zweifel, Sophomores Passion Pace, M'Kiylah Pearson, Mya Dixon, and Junior Charisma Davis will help in our endeavors to win the state track meet!
Our varsity track runners had a very fast meet; many students set personal records, and the girls 4x100 relay team (Jurnie Scott, Raina Pace, Brittany Moss and Zakieya Banks) set the stadium record with a time of 53.97.
The girls team earned enough points to place 4th overall. Jurnie Scott (10th) placed 3rd in the 100m dash. Amaya Zweifel (9th) placed 8th in the 200m dash. Zakieya Banks (12th) placed 3rd in the 300m hurdles. Passion Pace (10th) placed 6th, and M'Kiylah Pearson (10th) placed 8th in the 400m dash. 4x100 took 1st place, 4x200 took 2nd place, and 4x400 relay took 3rd place. The 4x800 relay- Passion Pace, Amiya Rice (10), Amaya Zweifel, M'Kiylah Pearson- took 4th place and improved their time by 10 seconds! Amiya Rice set her personal record (PR) by 22 seconds in the 800m run. Essence Pearson set her personal record by 0.80 seconds in the 100m Hurdles.
The boys team earned enough points to place 5th overall. David Robinson (11) placed 3rd in the 100m dash. Kellen Owens (9) placed 8th in the 110m High Hurdles. David Robinson (11) placed 3rd, and Omo Eke (10) 7th in the 200m dash. Kent Crockett (12) placed 3rd in the 300m hurdles. Junathian Johnson (10) placed 4th, and Malik Dickerson-McKinney (9) placed 8th in the 400m dash. 4x100 relay placed 3rd, 4x200- Romello Abercrombie (10), Junathian Johnson, Malik Dickerson-McKinney, JaRon Mitchell (12)- took 4th, and 4x400 relay took 2nd place. Kent Crockett set his personal record by 3" in the high jump, clearing a height of 5'-8", and he placed 5th overall.
Overall, we are very optimistic about our performance at the state competition this year! On Friday the 24th we will have a big meet at Barstow where we will see some teams from both our district and section. We would love to see some support from both staff and students on Friday, April 24th. The meet starts at 12:30pm and should finish up around 4-4:30. Address is below:
The Barstow School 11511 State Line Road Kansas City, MO 64114
Results from the April 10th track meet at Bishop Miege:
After a successful meet at Bishop Miege on Friday, April 10th, the Gryphons have a few state ranked track athletes. Senior Kent Crockett II is ranked 7th in the 300m hurdles. Junior David Robinson is ranked 5th in the 100m dash and 6th in the 200m dash. Sophomore Jurnie Scott is ranked 1st in the 100m dash. Both girls and boys 4x100m dash are ranked 6th and 10th, respectively.
Results from the March 30th Upper School Track meet at North Platte:
We had a lot more participants this time, and a lot more points scored. This is really encouraging for coaches because they can start to specialize our coaching in areas where the U.A. athletes are naturally talented! Eyes on the prize: Gryphons are State Bound.
4x100m Relay- Girls: 55.09 (2nd) 4x200m Relay- Girls 2:07.8 (7th) Boys 1:51.5 (6th) 4x400m Relay- Girls 4:58.2 (6th) Boys 4:12.6 (8th) 100m Hurdles Essence 24.58 300m Hurdles Essence 1:09.6 Kellen 49.94 (5th) 100m Dash Jurnie 12.75 (2nd) Martinique 14.13 David 11.25 (1st) 200m Dash Zakieya 27.91 (3rd) Amaya 29.5 (5th) David 23.75 (1st) Omo 25.03 (7th) 400m Dash Mya D 1:15.5 M'Kiylah 1:23.3 Long Jump Zakieya 14'-6.75" (8th & New Personal Record) David 10'-10" Omo 17'-01" Shot Put Arieanna 16'-09.5" Mariah 19'-02" TyShaun 14'-07" Kellen 25'-09.5" Discus Arieanna 35'-05" Mariah 55'-10" TyShaun 46'-10"
Results from the March 27th meet in Harrisonville.
Amid injuries, University Academy finished out the meet at Harrisonville with success! Find the results from the meet below:
Long Jump: Zakieya: 12'-5" Jurnie: 12'-7.5" 100m Dash: Jurnie: 13.06 (4th place) Malon: 14.3 David: 11.59 (5th place) 200m Dash: Zakieya: 28.41 (5th place) Malik Dickerson-McKinney: 27.46 David: 24.09 (5th place) 400m Dash: Passion: 1:18.80 David: 55.59 (7th place) Malik: 1:04.08 800m Run Mya Dixon: 3:41.79 Daunte: 2:33.66 1600m run (The Mile) Daunte: 5:45.19 4x100m Relay (girls): 1:02.76