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The Columbus Parker Track Club opened its season, capturing 38 ribbons, including six firsts, in a meet with the Charlotte Flights in Charlotte.
The Columbus Parker Track Club, a non-profit organization, is named for its late coach Columbus “Big Daddy” Parker.
The club, which has been in operation for 25 years, is coached by Arthur Benjamin and D. Spratt-Ingram. Tyger Ingram and Eugene Wallace serve as the CPTC assistants.
The team, which has 72 registered members this season, ranges in age from 6-18.
The team sports its share of newcomers and returnees for the 2011 season.
“We look forward to a very good year and competing at the National Junior Olympics in New Orleans, La.,” Spratt-Ingram said.
In the Charlotte meet, the club also racked up six seconds, 10 thirds, a fourth, 8 fifths, 2 sixths and five ribbons for seventh place.
“We would like to thank our donors and parents, but we would like to especially thank our primary funding source,” Benjamin said. “We could not be in operation without the J. Marion Sims Foundation. Thank you so very much for keeping our kids running in the right direction.”
100 meters – 2. Rekia Polk
100 meters – 3. Mitchell Lowery
4 x 100 relay – 5. Tyesha Perry, Alexis King, Alexus Lowery, Laishawntia White
4 x 100 relay – 7. Asiah Truesdale, Makalah Wallace, Faith Molloy, Kemaria Ingram
Long jump – 3. Alexus Lowery, 5. Alexis King, 6. Laishawntia White
Long jump – 3. Omious Boulware, 5. Tyrek Salley
4 x 100 relay – 2. Alexanderia Williams, Shacori Brown, Tykeona McCullough, Destiny Cunningham
Long jump – 3. Alexanderia Williams, 3. Yana Sweeney, 5. Shacori Brown, 6. Shanice White
4 x 100 A relay – 1. Derae Montgomery, David White, Deshoun Wright, Tobias Blackmon
4 x 100 B relay – 3. Tyski Ingram, Cordarius Tinsley, Markthian Watts, William Twitty
Long jump – 1. Derae Montgomery, 2. Deshoun Wright, 3. David White, 4. Tobias Blackmon, 5. Tyski Ingram
100 meters – 7. Tobias Blackmon
110 hurdles – 1. David White