Kennedy Squads All Win Metro Titles

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By Irene Lai & Zoe Le, Clarion Staff

This has been a great season for JFK Track and Field team topped off last Friday when all three of our teams (Varsity Boys, Varsity Girls and Frosh/Soph Boys) won Metro league Team Championships at the Metro Finals held at Kennedy.   The Girl’s Varsity team won their fourth consecutive Metro League title.

“This may be the first time all three championships have been captured,” suggested Head Coach John Gallen.   “Many of our athletes have competed at a very high level this season against some of the best athletes in the state. All 75 of our athletes have contributed to our success.”

Kennedy track-stars won 22 individual event championships and Francesca Shepherd set a school record in the high jump.  The varsity athletes who qualified to advance to Section Division Championships competed this week.

Over the season, there were a number of standout performances by Kennedy athletes including Haley Adel, Akaash Clayton, Ty Coloma, Terrence Gladney, Jasmine Parker, Serentena Rositani, and Alicha Ndiaye.  JFK is proud to have such great athletes.    

Go Cougars!

Championship Results (May 13, 2016)
Varsity – Boys

1-Kennedy 171
2-Laguna Creek 111
3-McClatchy 89
4-Valley 64
5-Luther Burbank 22
6-Sacramento 9
7-Hiram Johnson 6

Frosh/Soph – Boys

1-Kennedy 205
2-McClatchy 129
3-Luther Burbank 76
4-Laguna Creek 30
5-Florin 18
6-Sacramento 14
7-Valley 9
8-Hiram Johnson 1


1-Kennedy 174
2-McClatchy 156
3-Sacramento 78
4-Laguna Creek 38
5-Florin 22
6-Valley 18
7-Luther Burbank 6

Individual Event League Champions
Varsity Boys;
Akaash Clayton 110 Hurdles & 300 Hurdles
Nathaniel Drotts    Pole Vault  & High Jump
Ty Coloma       Long Jump


Varsity Girls;
Haley Adel   800, 1600 & 3200
Jonna Hill  100 Hurdles
4×100 Relay  Francesca Shepard, Aicha  Ndiaye,  Serentena  Rositani, Karel Cobian.
Francesca Shepard   High Jump   (school record 5′ 2 1/2″ )
Jasmine Parker  Long Jump  & Triple Jump


Frosh/ Soph Boys;
Kyle Matthews   400
Jonathan Hall  110 hurdles,  300H & Triple Jump
4×100 Relay: Neson Poon, Andre Davis, ,  Kyle Matthews, Damaris Burt
4×400 Relay;  Andre Davis, Mason Archbold,  Kyle Matthews, Nelson Poon
Jaden Cummings;  High Jump
Long Jump; Damaris Burt

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