George Jenkins’ Chelsi Williams set two county records last week and nearly added a third county record to early-season rookie accomplishments.
Last week, Williams set county marks in the 100-meter hurdles and the long jump. On Saturday, she had to settle for the second best triple jump score in Polk County history.
Williams surged 39-0.5 at the Bob English Relays, hosted by George Jenkins, to second place all-time. She overtook Haines City’s Quayona Carithers, who surged 38-0 in 2006. She now trails Haines City’s Deja Hillman who set the record of 39-04.75 in 2014.
Williams helped George Jenkins win the girls’ tag team title. Jenkins finished with 143 points to finish comfortably ahead of Mount Dora (116 points).
Sydney Spaulding (high jump) and Shyanne Lacey also had individual wins for the Jenkins girls.
George Jenkins’ boys finished with 146 points to complete the tag team title sweep. Sunlake finished second with 98 points.
Rey Hernandez (300 hurdles), La’Quan Ellis (long jump) and Cameron Rupe were the individual winners for the Eagles.
Tenoroc’s South wins triple jump at Dr Phillips
Tenoroc rookie Tajhana South won the triple jump and set school records in all three of her events at the Dr. Phillips Invitational in Orlando.
South jumped 37-04.75 and trails only Williams this season among the Polk County girls. His jump is a school record and has already ranked seventh at Polk since 2000.
South also set school records in the long jump and 200m. She jumped 16-10.75 to finish fourth in the long jump and was ninth in the 200m in 26.95. She currently ranks No. 3 in the county in the long jump behind Arianna Lewin of Williams and Kathleen.
South scored all 15 points for Tenoroc, which finished 13 out of 20 schools.
Smith, Oxendine and Cassidy win
CJ Smith won the high jump with a score of 6-04 Friday at the Cypress Creek Invitational.
Smith also finished fourth in the triple jump (40-04.25).
LCS senior Ben Oxendine was first in the javelin (156-0) and teammate Caleb MacDonald was fourth (139-08).
In the other five LCS rankings, Cameron Thomas was fourth in discus (115-01), Dr. Hudson was fourth in shot put (43-06) and Jeremiah Stewart was fifth in high jump (5-08). .
In the LCS girls, Cassidy Burke won the javelin (110-02), and Emma Wilkinson and Lauren Bayes finished second and third respectively in the 3,200m. Wilkinson ran 12:53.14 and Bayes ran 13:08.79.
Kate Scarborough finished second in the pole vault (8-0).
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