Both teams shine
The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School girls won the team title and Antwan Jackson, just a seventh-grader, won the boys shot put and discus during last Saturday’s Rutherford Ram Relays.
The meet was held at Mike Gavlak Stadium at Panama City Beach Arnold.
ShaMario Cole, one of just two seniors on the PSJHS track teams, won the 1,600 meters to provide the top individual performance among the Lady Tiger Sharks, who also took three of the top four spots in the pole vault and four of the top seven spots in the shot put.
Cole won the 1,600 in front of Emily Lacour, who finished third, and Zoe Gerlach, who was fourth; Lacour and Gerlach are sophomores.
Ashton Amison, a seventh-grader, finished seventh.
Jackson was the standout among the Tiger Sharks, throwing the discus over 117 feet and the shot 40-feet-10 inches.
Sophomore Zach McFarland was third in the 1,600 meters with Tanner Amison, another sophomore, eighth.
Bladen Levins, also just a seventh-grader, was third in the pole vault and Philip Riley, a ninth-grader, was eighth in the shot put and 10th in the discus.
Among the Lady Tiger Sharks, sophomore Jade Cothran finished third in the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles; Kristen Bouington (eighth-grader) was fifth and Sam Corzine (sophomore) sixth in the 300 hurdles.
In the field events, eighth-grader Lily Wockenfuss was second in the pole vault and fourth in the high jump.
Along with Wockenfuss, London White (eighth-grader) was third and Bouington fourth in the pole vault.
Celeste Chiles, the other PSJ senior, was second in the shot put and sixth in the discus.
Joining Chiles in the shot put, TeTe Croom, a sophomore, took fourth, Tori Fountain, a junior, was sixth and Kaitlyn Stockton, a sophomore, was 10th.
In the discuss, Croom was seventh, Fountain eighth and Stockton 11th.
Port St. Joe’s Jae Lenox, a seventh-grader, finished second in the long jump with Cole taking third and Madelyn Gortemoller, an eighth-grader, taking 10th.