Ready to run at regionals

Published 9:49 pm Wednesday, May 25, 2011

King’s Fork senior Qualitra Brown, right, here during the 4x400-meter relay in the district championship meet at Lakeland Saturday, set the best 400 time in the region, at 54.89 seconds, in winning the Southeastern District title on Saturday. Brown’s also has the No. 2 seeded time in the 200 going into the Eastern Region Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Lakeland and King’s Fork boast some of the top contenders for regional titles going into the Eastern Region Outdoor Track and Field Championships Friday and Saturday at Hampton’s Darling Stadium.

Lakeland junior Anaquan Peterson is the top-seeded triple jumper in the region with a season-best mark of 47-feet-9, six inches better than the field. Peterson is second-seeded in the long jump as one of three competitors, all from the Southeastern District, who have surpassed 23 feet this season.

After winning district titles in the 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles, Cavalier senior JaQuan Demiel has the best time in the region this season in the 300 (38.15) and second-best time in the 110.

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Qualitra Brown’s district-winning 400-meter time of 54.89 is the region’s best this season by a little more than a second. Brown, a King’s Fork senior, is also ranked No. 2 in the 200.

Bulldog senior Deion Dickens has the second-best time in the boys 400 for the Eastern Region season.

In the relays, Lakeland’s boys team has the best 4×100 time of the season. The Cavaliers ran the relay in 42.56 seconds in the Southern Track Classic in Richmond on May 13.

Oscar Smith and King’s Fork ran one-two in the boys 4×400 in the district championships for the top two times in the region this season. The Bulldog relay team of Jordan Childs, Jameson Kelly, Lawan Brown and Joseph Hill finished in 3:18.91.

Qualifiers for the Eastern Region Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Friday-Saturday at Darling Stadium, Hampton

School   Seed   time/mark   (reg. rank)

Boys high jump

Davon Grayson King’s Fork 6-2 (T-7)

Girls pole vault

Te’Shaibrah Myles King’s Fork 9-0 (T-6)

Gabrielle Wash Lakeland 8-6 (T-9)

Boys pole vault

Lawan Brown King’s Fork 11-6 (T-9)

Boys long jump

Anaquan Peterson Lakeland 23-0.75 (2)

Boys triple jump

Anaquan Peterson Lakeland 47-9 (1)

Ricky Blake Nan. River 46-3.75 (3)

Antonio Jones Nan. River 45-6 (7)

Girls discus

Lauryn Washington King’s Fork 79-2 (25)

Boys discus

Desmond Stills Nan. River 135-3 (11)

Girls shot put

Aurielle Smenda Nan. River 34-5 (T-12)

Boys 110-meter hurdles

JaQuan Demiel Lakeland 14.47 (2)

Ryan Turner Lakeland 16.48 (24)

Girls 100

Gabrielle Snipes King’s Fork 12.59 (10)

Mia McClain Nan. River 12.73 (12)

Boys 100

Quentin Gilchrist Lakeland 11.16 (T-11)

Girls 400

Qualitra Brown King’s Fork 54.89 (1)

Shakiella Daniels Lakeland 59.59 (8)

Boys 400

Deion Dickens King’s Fork 48.83 (2)

Rausheeim Thompson Lakeland 49.36 (4)

Kyle Green Nan. River 50.35 (13)

Boys 300 hurdles

JaQuan Demiel Lakeland 38.15 (1)

Girls 200

Qualitra Brown King’s Fork 24.34 (2)

Girls 1600

Melinda Hickman King’s Fork 5:34.08 (10)

Girls 4×100 relay

King’s Fork 50.25 (11)

Boys 4×100 relay

Lakeland 42.56 (1)

Nansemond River 43.38 (10)

Girls 800

Melinda Hickman King’s Fork 2:30.13 (17)

Charmagne Evans Nan. River 2:43.43 (24)

Boys 800

Jordan Childs King’s Fork 2:06.95 (20)

Girls 4×400

Nansemond River 4:17.41 (13)

Boys 4×400

King’s Fork 3:18.91 (2)

Lakeland 3:23.23 (6)