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.
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.