Speed was definitely on the track at Carl P. Bahrre Stadium this afternoon. The Godwin sprint relays found themselves in heated battles with Benton Harbor-a school which has perennial State qualifying sprint relay teams. Despite strong showings in field events and distance races, the Godwin Men suffered a 70-62 loss to the Tigers. The Women Wolverines dominated in both sprint relays as well as field events and distance en route to a 66-51 win.
Outstanding performances on the Men’s side came in abundance. The undefeated 2-mile relay team of William Vazquez, Johan Vazquez, Douglas Rosales, and Jesus Ferral (10:37.17) continued their dominance of that event while sophomore speedster Davion Day ran a new PR and earned gold in the 110 hurdles (18.35). William Vazquez and Ferral also repeated their 1-2 performance in the mile run, running 5:04.73 and 5:06.43 respectively. Ferral then won the two mile run for the second time this week with a 11:30.63. Senior pole vaulter Kalem Dinh won pole vault tying his lifetime best of 10’6″ and junior Roberto Ramirez launched the first place shot a beastly 42’6″. (Editor’s note: Roberto Ramirez won shot put on Tuesday with a 44’7″ throw). Finally, junior Marshawn Kneeland once again outflew the competition in high jump clearing 5’6″. He then teamed up with Abel Duran, José Hernandez, and Jamykal Lewis to run a 3:49 in the mile relay-currently the fastest time in the OK Silver for that event.
The women’s day was highlighted by several first places. Freshman Phenom Jakaya Lee won both shot and discus with throws of 31’1″ and 88′ respectively. She currently has the farthest discus throw in the region. Josefa Shields continued her mastery of long jump with a 15′ leap, then joined with fellow junior Ariyana Mitchell and freshmen Jaylis Arancibia and Lanaja Craig to win the 400 relay with a time of 54.13 and the 800 relay with a time of 1:55.37. Both times currently lead the OK Silver by more than a second. The women also received firsts from freshman Breanna McClurken in the mile (7:08.60), 800M (3:02.79) and two mile (16:35.99) races.
The Men are now 1-1 (1-0 in conference) and the Women improve to 2-0 (1-0 in conference). Both squads return on Tuesday, April 17 to defend their home track against the teams from Calvin Christian.