Hydel claim 12th straight Prep Champs title

first_imgAccustomed to dominating this competition, Hydel Preparatory were made to sweat on their way to winning a 12th straight Tastee National Preparatory Schools Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium yesterday. Hydel bettered Mona Prep by 188 points at last year’s championships, but only 28 points separated the St Catherine-based school from second-placed Vaz Prep as the curtain came down on the three-day meet. The Corey Bennett-coached Hydel, who were winning their 18th overall title, tallied 243 points to finish ahead of rivals Vaz, which scored 215 points. They were followed by Mona (118), Belair (116), Quest (73.50), Lannaman’s and Stella Maris (67 each), Wolmer’s (61), Mount St Joseph (58), Emmanuel Christian Academy (57), Sts Peter and Paul (50), St Andrew (48), Knox Junior (45), Ardenne (42) and St John’s (39). “This year’s championship was pretty close because it went to the wire. It was not like last year when we won by almost two hundred points,” Bennett noted. “We had some quality performances from our athletes, especially in Class One among the boys and girls. I thought our Class Two girls team also performed well and so I am happy that we were able to defend our title,” Bennett added. Hydel’s Kerrica Hill was among the standout performers of the championships. She captured the Class One sprint double. Hill won the 300m in 41.46 ahead of Lannaman’s Mikayla Gardener, 43.00, and Misha-Jade Samuels, 45.75. Hill then returned an hour later to win the 200m in 26.32 in front of Belair’s Alexia Beckford, 26.78, and Vaz’s Jounee Armstrong, 26.86. Ardenne’s Gary Card was a sprint double champion in Class Two, winning the boys’ 100m in 13.69 ahead of Vaz’s Romario Williams, 13.76, and Sadrea Thomas of Wolmer’s, 13.80. Card then sped to 21.12 seconds to win the 150m event ahead of Belair’s Timos Blake, 21.29, and Rashad Miller from Mount St Joseph, 21.33. Sts Peter and Paul’s Jayd’n Johnson won the boys’ Class One 100m in 12.46 seconds ahead of Kyle Richards from Bright Beginning, 12.76, and Jaheim Labeach from Knox Junior, 12.86. However, Johnson was denied the sprint double when he was beaten in the 200m by St Andrew’s Jaden Mohan, who won the event in 26.27. Johnson ended up crossing second in 26.40 while third went to Dante Dacres from Hydel in 26.57. Belair’s Alexia Beckford won the girls’ Class 100 in 13.23, with Vaz’s Jounee Armstrong, 13.32, taking second place and Jarvia Hinds from St Catherine, 13.50, finishing third. Dante Dacres (Hydel) won the boys’ Class One 400m in 57.12 ahead of St John’s Mark’s Miller, 1:00.49, and Richard Archer of Lannaman’s, 1:00.50. In the class Two girls’ 150m, Hydel’s Jody-Ann Daley, 21.36, finished ahead of Alexa Pusey from Mount St Joseph, 21.49, and Ackeila Grant from Hydel, 21.84. SPRINT DOUBLE CHAMPIONlast_img read more

Stand Down appreciated

first_imgMenus for the week at the senior life nutrition sites in Lancaster and Palmdale have been announced. All meals include bread, margarine and coffee, tea or milk, for the suggested donation of $2. Monday: Fish sandwich or cheeseburger, macaroni salad, pork and beans, ice cream. Tuesday: Pork chop, sweet potatoes, broccoli, coleslaw, applesauce. Wednesday: Taco salad, Spanish rice, peaches. Thursday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, parslied carrots, coleslaw, cookies. Friday: Chicken with mushroom sauce, wild rice, Normandy vegetables, Caesar salad, orange. Bettie Rencoret may be contacted at (661) 943-2998.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Veterans were in the limelight for the second Veterans Stand Down of 2006 and the announcement of a Welcome Home parade to pay Vietnam veterans the homage they deserved but didn’t receive when they came home from the war in the 1970s. Stand Down is the military term for a safe haven respite from combat for battle-weary troops – a time to rest and recuperate from the horrors of war. Antelope Valley’s periodic Stand Downs help veterans who are homeless or otherwise in need of a hand. Fifty-five vets attended the Aug. 19 Stand Down at Grace Chapel. They got three meals, mingled with peers and volunteers, got new clothes, had health screenings, counseling and legal advice, played games and were entertained by the band Without a Net. Among the volunteers were dentist Dr. Neil Green and his assistants from the Quartz Hill Foursquare Church mission medical team; Kuwait/Bosnia vet Eric Pfeil, then an Army sergeant, now a civilian; and Edwards Air Force Base Staff Sgts. Amber Martin and Cindy Ferl. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.“We really appreciate this chance to volunteer and help out these guys who have gone before us and done so much,” said Martin. “My grandfather was a World War II Navy vet with service in the South Pacific and my father was in Vietnam.” Vietnam vet Dennis Olson, a former Marine lance corporal, said he really appreciated the Stand Down. “It’s good for all vets, especially those of us who are homeless. To make it better, it would be nice if more showers were available to us,” he said. “I had to wash up today in the Phoenix High School bathroom.” “Every time we have one of these, we make note of things we need to add or subtract for the next one,” said Steve Baker, the event co-chairman. “Maybe we’ll eventually have all the wrinkles ironed out. Each one seems to be a little better than the last one,” he said. “Other areas have started to copy us now. That’s a good thing!” Just before the doors closed and the cleanup began, Vietnam vet Eddie Roboto of California City was busy shaking the hands of volunteers and telling them, “Thank you for doing all this for us. It’s a wonderful thing that you do!” last_img read more