Kennedy Squads All Win Metro Titles
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.
Championship Results (May 13, 2016)
Varsity – Boys
2-Laguna Creek 111
5-Luther Burbank 22
7-Hiram Johnson 6
Frosh/Soph – Boys
3-Luther Burbank 76
4-Laguna Creek 30
8-Hiram Johnson 1
4-Laguna Creek 38
7-Luther Burbank 6
Individual Event League Champions
Akaash Clayton 110 Hurdles & 300 Hurdles
Nathaniel Drotts Pole Vault & High Jump
Ty Coloma Long Jump
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