Port City Track Club wins Jim Law Invitational
CHARLOTTE, NC (Port City Track Release) — The Port City Track Club Traveled to Charlotte, NC to compete in the Jim Law Invitational. The track meet started on Friday where the Coaches and Open athletes competed in the Jim Law Invitational / NC Open and Masters State Championship.
“This was good for our kids to see the coaches and open athletes compete”, Coach Rod Bell said.
Saturday and Sunday were the kids chance to now compete. Seven parents from the Port City Track Club family also competed in the 100 meter parents race and did very well.
These athletes from the small town of Wilmington, NC traveled to Charlotte, NC this weekend and showed out.
We left there, and people were asking “Where is Port City Track Club from”? We competed against 32 teams in Track and Field, and with the last two events, we were able to bring a huge win back to Wilmington, NC. For those who know track and field, and when points are this close, the 4×400 meter relay usually the last event of the meet, can decide the winner of the meet. It was very interesting that this happen to USC women track and field team last week and us this week.
We went into the 4×400 meter relay with 93 points. Purpose Driven (a great team and coaches) had 85, and Charlotte Flight Track Club (another great team) had 85.5 points. With Charlotte Flight not having a team in the 4×400, it came down to Port City Track Club and Performance Driven, who had two teams in the 4×400 meter relay. Well after it was all said and done Purpose Driven took 1st and 4th, which gave them 15 points, while Port City Track Club finished 3rd and got 5 points. This made the score Purpose Driven 100 and Port City Track Club 98. It was a great meet and we as a team were very excited with our 2nd place finish.
That’s not bad for us. Little Ol Port City Track Club making an impact. But hold up, after sitting there and remembering that we still had an athlete throwing the discus. We still had a chance. We had an athlete in the discus and Purpose Driven, did not. Low and Behold, we were able to secure 5 points in the discus now making our score 103 over Performance Driven 100 points.
“We take this as a huge tean win, from the athletes, to the parents to the coaches”, said Coach Bell.
Top Finishers were: Kelen Hairston – 1st Place men 17-18 high jump
India Green – 3rd Place 17-18 Shot Put
Micah Hairston – 1st Place men 17-18 110 Hurdles
Genasis Perkins – 3rd Place girls 11-12 200 meter
Elijah McKoy, Joshua Vereen, William Jordan, Zack Henry – 2nd Place, Boys 17-18 4×100 Jasmine Richardson, Kalaia Peters, Kateria Peters, Kaleah Peters – 1st Place girls 11-12, 4×400
Alex Rivers, Kalaih Sims, Jasmine Grice, Cheyenne Newkirk – 2nd Place girls 15-16, 4×400 Elijah McKoy, Michael Walker, Micah Hairston, Joshua Vereen – 3rd Place 17-18 boys 4×400 Jasmine Grice – 2nd Place 11-12 girls High Jump
Casper Powe – 3rd Place 15-16 boys discus throw
Connor Powe – 1st Place 15-16 boys long jump
Coaches: Roderick Bell – 1st Place Javelin Anthony Ballard – 1st Pace 200 Tamika Newsome- Brown – 1st Place 200 Steeplechase, 2nd Place Javelin Jennifer Contreas – 2nd Place 400 meter dash Symone Mcbride – 3rd Place 200 meter dash Symone McBride, Tamika Newsome-Brown, Janay Moore, Jennifer Contreas – 1st Place 4×400 meter relay Casper Powe – 1st Place Hammer Throw, Discus and Shot Put