King’s Fork shines at invitational

Published 10:18 pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lakeland's Teahney Walker hands off to Kiera Rountree in the 4x400-meter relay during the Atlantic Coast “Spring Break” High School Invitational this weekend at Lakeland High School. The relay team finished in fourth with a time of 4:18.96. (Melissa Glover photo)

Lakeland’s Teahney Walker hands off to Kiera Rountree in the 4×100-meter relay during the Atlantic Coast “Spring Break” High School Invitational this weekend at Lakeland High School. The relay team finished in fourth with a time of 51.39 seconds. (Melissa Glover photo)

King’s Fork High School showed good progress and prospects with five first place finishers in the Atlantic Coast “Spring Break” High School Invitational held at Lakeland High School over the weekend.

“It was a real good meet for us,” KF coach Marvin Ricks said. “Some of the upperclassmen are rounding into shape.”

The King’s Fork girls’ squad finished third out of 11 teams to score, with 66 points. Junior Hannah Hinson placed first in both the shot put and the discus, producing throws of 34-feet-10.75-inches and 103-feet-01.00-inch, respectively.

Lakeland's Jordan Stokley accelerates after grabbing the baton from Devonte Brown in the 4x400-meter relay at the Atlantic Coast “Spring Break” High School Invitational at Lakeland High School. (Melissa Glover photo)

Lakeland’s Jordan Stokley accelerates after grabbing the baton from Devonte Brown in the 4×100-meter relay at the Atlantic Coast “Spring Break” High School Invitational at Lakeland High School. (Melissa Glover photo)

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Lakeland’s boys’ team finished in fourth, just ahead of King’s Fork out of eight teams scoring, but the Bulldogs had a first place finisher in junior TyQuan Weston. He won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.28 seconds.

The invitational also included a few freshman-specific events, giving young athletes a chance to shine against their peers. Ricks said King’s Fork’s freshmen showed that the future is looking bright for the team.

De’Von Eason of the Bulldogs won the freshman boys’ 100-meter dash in 11.33 seconds, and Lawrence Smith took first in the freshman boys’ 200-meter dash with a time of 23.78 seconds.

Senior Khadijah Clouden placed the highest of any individual athlete for Lakeland, coming in second in the triple jump with a leap of 34-feet-8-inches. The top placing boy for the Cavaliers was senior Jordan Stokley, who took third in the 400-meter dash, finishing in 52.11 seconds.

Lakeland’s ‘A’ team also earned second in the boys’ 1600-meter sprint medley with a time of 4:07.26.

Following are results from the Atlantic Coast “Spring Break” High School Invitational held over the weekend at Lakeland High School:

Girls’ top five teams

1) Western Branch High School, 251

2) I.C. Norcom High School, 95

3) King’s Fork High School, 66

4) Menchville High School, 58

5) Bethel High School, 55

Boys’ top five teams

1) Churchland High School, 182

2) I.C. Norcom High School, 178

3) Western Branch High School, 171

4) Lakeland High School, 47

5) King’s Fork High School, 39

Freshman girls’ top five teams

1) Western Branch High School, 42

2) Churchland High School, 36

3) Salem High School, 12

4) Oscar Smith High School, 8

5) Menchville High School, 7

Freshman boys’ team results

1) Western Branch High School, 52

2) King’s Fork High School, 28

3) I.C. Norcom High School, 15

Top Suffolk finishers

Girls’ long jump: 5th-Gabrielle Snipes (King’s Fork), 17-00.50

Boys’ long jump: 5th-Antonio Boone (Lakeland), 20-05.00

Boys’ high jump: 4th-Devonte Brown (Lakeland), J5-08.00

Girls’ triple jump: 2nd-Khadijah Clouden (Lakeland), 34-08.00

Boys’ triple jump: 5th-Devonte Brown (Lakeland), 40-02.00

Girls’ shot put: 1st-Hannah Hinson (King’s Fork), 34-10.75

Boys’ shot put: 12th-Anthony Hale (Lakeland), 34-07.00

Girls’ discus: 1st-Hannah Hinson (King’s Fork), 103-01.00

Boys’ discus: 18th-Anthony Hale (Lakeland), 80-11

Girls’ 100-meter hurdles: 7th-Khadijah Clouden (Lakeland), 17.20

Boys’ 110-meter hurdles: 12th-Tory Myrick (King’s Fork), 21.17

Girls’ 100-meter dash: 2nd-Gabrielle Snipes (King’s Fork), 12.53

Boys’ 100-meter dash: 1st-TyQuan Weston (King’s Fork), 11.28

Boys’ 1600-meter run: 9th-Peyton Chludzinski (King’s Fork), 5:28.61

Girls’ 4×100-meter relay: 4th-Lakeland High School ‘A’, 51.39

Boys’ 4×100-meter relay: 2nd-King’s Fork High School ‘A’, 44.37

Girls’ 400-meter dash: 3rd-Courtney Ricks (King’s Fork), 59.65

Boys’ 400-meter dash: 3rd-Jordan Stokley (Lakeland), 52.11

Girls’ 300-meter hurdles: 6th-Khadijah Clouden (Lakeland), 48.48

Boys’ 300-meter hurdles: 10th-Antonio Boone (Lakeland), 44.76

Girls’ 800-meter run: 7th-Kristen Vick (Lakeland), 2:36.23

Boys’ 800-meter run: 5th-Andrew Gould (King’s Fork), 2:06.50

Girls’ 200-meter dash: 2nd-Gabrielle Snipes (King’s Fork), 25.70

Boys’ 200-meter dash: 10th-Williams Barnes (Lakeland), 24.39

Girls’ 4×400-meter relay: 4th-Lakeland High School ‘A’, 4:18.96

Boys’ 4×400-meter relay: 3rd-King’s Fork High School ‘A’, 3:34.59

Girls’ 1600-meter sprint medley: 3rd-Lakeland High School ‘A’, 4:47.72

Boys’ 1600-meter sprint medley: 2nd-Lakeland High School ‘A’, 4:07.26

Freshman girls’ 100-meter dash: 13th-Nia Vargas (King’s Fork), 13.93

Freshman boys’ 100-meter dash: 1st-De’Von Eason (King’s Fork), 11.33;

Freshman girls’ 1600-meter run: 5th-Rikia Freeman (King’s Fork), 8:05.17

Freshman girls’ 200-meter dash: 14th-Nia Vargas (King’s Fork), 29.31

Freshman boys’ 200-meter dash: 1st-Lawrence Smith (King’s Fork), 23.78