The Brook Hill Guard and Lady Guard varsity track and field teams were back in action last week, as the team hosted area teams at the David Vinson Private School Championships, held Thursday, April 5, at Brook Hill’s Herrington Stadium.
Brook Hill Lady Guard:
The Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity track and field team was able to compete well against the large number of schools participating in the David Vinson Private School Championships, finishing as the fourth place team with a team total score of 75 points, outracing the teams from Trinity Longview, Shreveport Force, and Longview Christian.
In the 100 meter dash race, Brook Hill was led by Sabrina Ramey, crossing the finish line in fifth place with a time of 14.41.
Ke’Airra Christopher represented the Lady Guard in both the 200 meter dash and 400 meter dash competitions, taking third in each event with times of 27.94 and 59.61, respectively.
Brook Hill’s team of Grace Helmers, Ramey, Sabrina Rodriguez, and Christopher combined their speed to post a time of 55.11 in the 4X100 meter relay, allowing the team to place second.
Likewise, the Lady Guard’s 4X200 meter relay team, consisting of Helmers, Ramey, Dasha Vinnik, and Sydney McNeel placed third with a time of 2:08.69.
In the shot put contest, Brook Hill’s Sarah Nwosu was the lone athlete representing the school in the top placements, finishing the competition in second place with a toss of 30’-05”.
A duo of Lady Guard athletes took on the tough competition in the discus event, as Nia Carter placed fifth with a throw of 73’-01”, while Nwosu finished sixth with a toss of 70’-07”.
Grace Brasher proved to be the athlete to beat in the high jump competition, as she soared over the bar for a first place finish or Brook Hill with a leap of 5’-02”.
The Lady Guard saw a total of two athletes taking part in the pole vault event, with Sarah Walker taking second with a vault of 8’-00”, while Helmers finished in fifth place with a vault of 7’-0”.
Brook Hill Guard:
Like their female counterparts, the Brook Hill Guard varsity track and field team finished strong at the David Vinson Private School Championships, placing second with a team total score of 117 points, finishing higher than teams representing Tyler HEAT, All Saints, and Kings Academy Christian.
In the 100 meter dash event, a trio of Guard runners was able to outrun the rest of the competition, as Sam Nechi placed first with a time of 11.74, followed by John Dixon in second place with a time of 12.22, and Jaeger Gowin claiming third place with a time of 12.52.
Brook Hill athletes competing in the 200 meter dash at the David Vinson Private School Championships included Gowin, finishing in second place with a time of 25.40, and Ayo Obayomi, placing sixth with a time of 26.88.
In the 400 meter dash, Jared Johnson proved to be the fastest runner for the Guard, as he made his way around the track and crossed the finish line in fourth place with a time of 57.71. James Wu also competed for Brook Hill in the event, procuring a fifth place finish with a time of 58.76.
Hayden Hommel took home a second place finish for Brook Hill in the 800 meter run at the David Vinson Private School Championships, completing the event with a time of 2:23.40.
The Guard’s 4X100 meter relay team, consisting of Garrett Davis, Dixon, Garrett Brown, and Ian Hathaway, crossed the finish line in second place with a time of 45.28.
In the 4X200 meter relay, Brook Hill was able to claim second place with a time of 1:33.61. Team members included Davis, Brown, Nechi, and Hathaway.
Colby White represented the Guard well in the discus competition at the David Vinson Private School Championships, finishing in second place with a toss of 115’-00”.
Hathaway was the lone Guard athlete to compete in the shot put competition at the meet, securing a fourth place finish with a throw of 38’-02”.
In the high jump event, Davis soared over the bar at a height of 5’-10”, allowing him to claim the first place finish. Also competing in the event was Johnson, claiming third place with a leap of 5’-06”.
Dixon and Gowin had strong finishes for the team at the David Vinson Private School Championships’ long jump contest, as Dixon finished in fourth place with a jump of 18’-00 ½”, while Gowin placed fifth with a jump of 17’-10 ½”.