2018-03-10 / Sports

Person track runs past Panthers in Mid-State opener

BY KELLY SNOW
COURIER-TIMES SPORTS EDITOR


The Person High School boys track team swept the relays en route to a comfortable victory against Morehead Thursday at home. 
KELLY SNOW | COURIER-TIMES The Person High School boys track team swept the relays en route to a comfortable victory against Morehead Thursday at home. KELLY SNOW | COURIER-TIMES The Person High School boys’ track team raced past Morehead 110-20 in frigid conditions Thursday at home. It was the Rockets’ first home meet since the 2016 season.

They swept eight events and dominated in the field, outscoring the Panthers 43-1.

Brendan Goodson was victorious in the long jump with a best effort of 19-feet, 8-inches and won the high jump (5-6). The senior All-District basketball performer also finished second in the triple jump with a best effort of 36-4, just behind winner Justin Breeze (38-4).

Jaden Harris finished second in the long jump (17-6), followed by teammate Shawn Royster (15-7).

Nazz Smith earned secomd place points in the high jump with a best effort of 5-feet, 6-inches.

Nick Smith led a Rocket sweep in the shot put with a 35-feet, 5-inch effort. Exxavier Thompson was second (33-3) followed by teammate Tyrelle Jay (32-10). Jay was victorious in the discus with a best throw of 90-feet, 3-inches, followed by Daevon Wood (86-6) and Zyakiee Green (74-2).


Person’s Exxavier Thompson launches the discus during Thursday’s meet 
KELLY SNOW | COURIER-TIMES Person’s Exxavier Thompson launches the discus during Thursday’s meet KELLY SNOW | COURIER-TIMES Isaiah Jackson led a strong effort on the track with wins in the 100-meter dash (12.2) and 200-meter dash (25-2). Hezekiah Carrington finished third in the 100-meters with a time of 12.22, while Naz Dodson was third in the 200-meters (26.2).

Zion Hughes led a Person sweep in the 800-meters with a winning time of 2:28, followed by Ryan Nesbitt and Justin Neatherly. Neatherly was the winner of the 1,600 (5:36) followed by teammates Logan Bates (5:37) and Hughes (5:38). Bates claimed the win in the 3,200 with a time of 12:37, while teammates Josh Leonard was second at 12:55.

The Rockets swept the 300-meter hurdles with Peyton Allen leading the way with a time of 47.8. Cameron Whitman (52.9) and Terrance Thompson (54.1) rounded out the top three. Whitman also earned a second-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles (20.6), followed by teammate Jalen Smith (21.5).

Davian Street racked up a first-place result in the 400-meters with a time of 57.2, while Kevin Ale was third (1:02).

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