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Joyer wins shot, Grant takes long jump at 2A state track finals
Posted Apr 30, 2011 by Bill Ward
Updated Apr 30, 2011 at 06:50 PM
Wesley Chapel senior Hunter Joyer made it back-to-back state titles in the shot put Saturday when he captured the gold medal in the event with a mark of 61 feet, 1 inch at Saturday’s Class 2A state meet at Showalter Field in Winter Park.
Just minutes earlier, another area athlete, Pasco sophomore Janarion Grant produced a big lifetime best to win the long jump gold. Grant improved to 24 feet, 3 inches—hist first mark beyond 24 feet—to earn his first state title.
Also in the shot put, Jesuit junior Ike Edwards had a personal record of 57-4 to take the silver medal. Earlier, Edwards was third in the discus, an event he was considered one of the favorites, at 169-0. Edwards commtited two fouls in the discus on his first two attempts before producing his 169-0 throw on his last attempt of the qualifying round.
In the girls triple jump, Steinbrenner junior Alexis Wright earned the silver medal with a mark of 36-11.75. The winner, Raigyne Moncrief of Fort Lauderdale American Heritage, was just three quarters of an inch ahead of Wright.
In the girls 100 hurdlesm finals, Wright captured the gold medal while Academy of the Holy Names sophomore Ryann McEnany was eighth. McEnany finished despite falling over two hurdles.
Stay tuned to TBO for updates from this meet.