Bulls track team takes on conference meet


Brian Parker jumping hurdles.

The Bulls placed 2nd in the Sunshine Athletic Conference track meet last Saturday, April 7 at Cypress Creek High School. Sophomore Brian Parker was the top scorer for the boys and broke the 300m hurdle school record which has been held since 2011.

“Breaking the record was a huge accomplishment that I was not expecting to do. It really shows that hard work does pay off,” Parker said.

Justin Rush competing in high jump.

Justin Rush won the high jump and placed third in the 400m. Talik Jeffers placed second in the 400m. Kasean Ridgel placed second in the mens shot put with a broken hand. The boys 4×800, Giovanni Duran, Kevin Jaquez, Carlos Cruz, and Alex Medina, crushed the competition and won. Kevin Jaquez placed third in the 1600m and 3200m. Alex Medina, John Pizzuto, Alex Morales, and Talik Jeffers placed second in the 4×400. Hunter Crosby is the new pole vaulter and was able to assist with some unexpected points, this event being his second meet.

Brenna Moran, Laura Caporelli, Isabella Geiger, and Anna Moore placed third in the girls 4×800. Savannah Horesman, Bella Fiorentino, Chrystal Faddoul, and Siara Ford placed third in the 4×100. Bella Firoentino, Emily Beazley, Allison Fleming and Siara Ford placed second in the 4×400.

Allison Felming jumping hurdles.

Junior Siara Ford PR’d in both the 100m and 200m and placed in the finals, securing points for the girls team. Janiya Buchanon won the women’s discus. Sophomore Allison Fleming and junior Emily Beazley placed first and second respectively in the 100HH and first and third in the 300H.

Fleming was the top scorer for the girls. She placed first in the 100 high hurdles and 300 hurdles, and third in triple jump.

“This is my first year running track,” Fleming said. “I just push myself every practice and never give up to be the best I can be.”

The girls’ coach, Tabitha McMillian, is very proud of all of the runners.

“Our field events did an amazing job and started us out on a good lead; at least two in each event scored points in all events that we participated in,” McMillian stated. “Thanks to some amazing coaching from Coach Brown and Coach Howard, we are always able to rely on our distance for getting us points consistently. They do an amazing job with our athletes.”

Kasean Ridgel throwing shotput.

The boys’ coach, Marvin Grey has high expectations for the young team.

“This year our team has been very dedicated and our expansive roster gives us added versatility. Even though we are young, we have been quite productive,” Grey explained.

Coach Grey expects a couple of his boys to advance to regionals and even qualify for states.

“All of our 110 hurdlers and some of our top throwers have what it takes to beat the competition at districts,” Grey said. “Adrian Thomas is our guy for triple jump and long jump.”

Districts will be on Tuesday, April 13, and the Bulls are expecting to have an exciting meet.