Track and field: Area has 5 athletes claim titles; weather pushes most to Saturday

State championships at UNF can't avoid weather delays

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Five area athletes brought home track and field state championships on a Friday at UNF that saw most of the action postponed due to bad weather in the area. 

A glance at Saturday's updated schedule can be found here

Bolles runner Chase Rivera won the Class 2A 800-meter run in 1 minute, 51.93 seconds. Bulldogs distance runner Charles Hicks claimed the 3200 in 9:17.12.

Wolfson’s Cameron Harris won the 2A long jump with a distance of 23 feet, 10.75 inches. And a duo from Bishop Snyder won 1A titles, Alana Lecointe in the shot put (41-3.25) and Jalen Chance in the long jump (23-6.25). 

A glance below at area athletes who placed in the top five of the completed events Friday. 

Class 3A


High jump: 5. Hannah Klein (Bartram) 5-1.75

3200: 5. Claire Openshaw (Creekside) 10:58.06


High jump: 3. John Abate (Orange Park) 6-5.5, 4. Bryce Quiett (Middleburg) 6-3.5, 5. William Shepeard (Bartram) 6-3.5

Class 2A


800: 1. Chase Rivera (Bolles), 1:51.93

3200: 1. Charles Hicks (Bolles) 9:17.12

Long jump: 1. Cameron Harris (Wolfson) 23-10.75

Discus: 5. Marshall Gainer (Bolles) 150-0


Long jump: 2. Caroline Johnston (Episcopal) 19-5.5, 5. Leiya Green (Raines) 18-7.75

Class 1A


Long jump: 3. Madison Murray (Providence) 17-0

Shot put: 1. Alana Lecointe (Snyder) 41-3.25

3200: 4. Laci Watford (University Christian) 11:13.70


Long jump: 1. Jalen Chance (Snyder) 23-6.25

3200: 4. Matthew Stratton (St. Johns CD) 9:28.62

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