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V’Kaylynn Ward won the 100-meter hurdles and placed third in the 300-meter hurdles for Suwannee at the Jesse Forbes Invitational on Saturday.

TALLAHASSEE — The Suwannee High girls track and field team registered 15 top-10 finishes Saturday to place fifth in the 16th annual Jesse Forbes Invitational.

Hosted by Godby, the season-opening meet drew 26 teams.

Leading the strong showing by the SHS girls was V’Kaylynn Ward, who had three top-5 finishes. Ward won the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 15.06 seconds. Ward also finished third in the 300-meter hurdles in 46.35 seconds and jumped 10.36 meters in the triple jump to finish fourth.

Suwannee also received four top-10 finishes from Dariniya Martin — fifth in the 100 hurdles, seventh in the high jump, ninth in the triple jump and 10th in the 300 hurdles.

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Suwannee’s Brianna Mays placed third in the pole vault.

Brianna Mays placed third in the pole vault by clearing 2.9 meters for SHS, while the Bulldogs received a fourth-place finish from its 4x100 relay team and a fifth-place showing in the 4x800 relay.

Also finishing in the top 10 were Mon’tayasia Jones in the high jump, sixth; Janyah Alicia in the long jump, seventh; Andrianna Walker in the long jump, eighth; Hiliyah Walker in the triple jump, 10th; and Destiny Davis in the shot put, 10th.

The Suwannee boys were led by Austin Smith’s fifth-place finish in the high jump with a lump of 1.7 meters. TJ Derico added a seventh-place finish in the long jump and a 10th-place showing in the triple jump. Ahman Philmore was ninth in the triple jump with 12.4 meters. Suwannee also placed 10th in the 4x100 relay.

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