Lady Rams win first meet as Jupiter makes WSJ history
Published 12:00 am Friday, March 7, 2008
By RYAN ARENA
The West St. John girls track team began its season with a bang last Wednesday and even made a little school history.
10 days ago, the Rams won their first track meet of the year at Riverside.
The Lady Rams scored seven individual first place finishes on their way to a 115-point day.
And for the first time in school history, the team saw a member compete in the girls’ 1600-meter event. Eighth grader Latasha Jupiter placed second in the event, automatically setting the bar for future runners at the school.
“She’s kind of my secret weapon, you know,” said West St. John girls’ track Coach Stacy Bradford.
Jupiter also finished second in the 400-meter race.
Talar Lewis finished first in the 100 meters with a time of 13:20. Ambria Major finished first in the 400 with a time of 53.0 and second in the 200 with a time of 27.9.
Kyla Morris finished first in the 300, running a time of 55.0.
In the field events, Major placed first in the long jump with a leap of 15’9. Janade Williams placed third with one of 14’5.
Julisa Louper captured first in the shot put competition with a throw of 31’6. She finished second in the discus event.
Tranell Mitchell took first place in the triple jump, with an overall distance of 33’6.
Destani Comminie captured the discus event with a throw of 96’7.
Bradford said that it’s a good start, but all just to build toward a late season run.
“We’re training to get to the district and regional meets,” said Bradford. “We’re about to see our kids on a fast track, which is good. I’m just very excited about the year.”