Boys Varsity Track, Girls Varsity Track · Boys Track Finishes 4th at East Canton Invitational


The boys track team finished 4th out of 19 teams at the East Canton Invitational on Saturday. Junior Damian Jackson and junior Jimmie Painter both finished as meet champions. Jackson won the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.98 and Painter won the long jump with a leap of 21 ft 3.5 in.

Junior Malik Shaver finished 2nd in the 300 hurdles with a time of 41.08 and the 4×2 relay of juniors Ravel Ray, Derrick Brown, Justin Christian, and Shaver finished 2nd with a time of 1:34.71.

Other placers for the team included senior Austin Hinzman in the high jump (4th), the 4×4 relay of Ray, senior Nolland Almestica, sophomore Dennis Charnes, and Shaver (4th), the 4×1 relay of juniors Marcus Sims, Jackson, Calvin Dudley, and Hinzman (6th), and Christian in the 200 (7th) and 400 (7th).

The girls track team had 2 placers in senior Savannah McGraw in the discus (7th) and senior Mea’nah Witherspoon in the shot put (7th).

The teams are next in action tomorrow as they head to Woodridge to run against the Bulldogs and Streetsboro.