Western Branch Just Dominated The Nation in 72 Hours


Over the span of a mere 72 hours the Bruins of Western Branch put on an absolute clinic at Boo Williams. Over these past three days they have competed in the SED (Southeastern District) regular season meet #2 and the Boo Williams Winter Break Invite. 

Though a lot of teams had great weeks and even a few athletes had US #1 performances, none had quite the week or even just 72 hours like Branch did. It all started for them in the triple jump competitions at SED.

On Thursday, Gary Williams and Jada Terrell got things popping for Branch from the start by both posting impressive marks. Williams jumped a VA #1 46-2 and Terrell went VA #4 39-3.25. That isn't too shabby considering this was their season opening marks and only the tip of the iceberg. 

They closed out the SED meet after numerous other great performances by running VA #1 3:54 and VA #1 3:25.70 in both the girls' and boys' 4x400m relays. 

Those times and marks were clearly not enough because they were on a mission Friday and Saturday as well. Shadajah Ballard (sophomore) opened her season running VA #2 7.05 in the 55 and her senior teammate Micaiah Harris opened in 6.47. 

They followed that speed up and then some with a blazing US #1 1:40.97 in the 4x200 and US #3 1:30.50. Though those times are very impressive already, the fact that they are flat track times makes them undeniably great. 1:30 on a flat track is moving and shows that Branch has 1:37 and 1:27 potential this year. 

To close out their dominant stretch of days both teams posted US #1 times in the shuttle hurdle relay with the boys running 31.54 and the girls running a US All-Time #2 (behind their own school and national record) 31.57. 

SED Weekday Meet Performances 

HS GIRLSMARKATHLETETEAM
300 Meter Dash Finals41.21Dajah Parker-LoveWestern Branch High School
300 Meter Dash Finals41.58Inayah BooneWestern Branch High School
300 Meter Dash Finals41.64Jessica TuckerWestern Branch High School




4x200 Meter Relay Finals1:49.16Relay TeamWestern Branch High School
4x400 Meter Relay Finals3:54.81Relay TeamWestern Branch High School




500 Meter Dash Finals1:17.76Jada HarrisWestern Branch High School
500 Meter Dash Finals1:17.83Shardonnay NicholsWestern Branch High School




Triple Jump Finals39-3.25Jada TerrellWestern Branch High School
HS BOYSMARKATHLETETEAM
1,000 Meter Run Finals2:36.14Alvin HamiltonWestern Branch High School



4x400 Meter Relay Finals3:25.70Relay TeamWestern Branch High School



Triple Jump Finals46-2Garry WilliamsWestern Branch High School



Boo Williams Holiday Invite Performances 

HS GIRLSMARKATHLETETEAM




4x200 Meter Relay Finals1:40.97Relay TeamWestern Branch High School




4x55 Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay Finals31.57Relay TeamWestern Branch High School



4x800 Meter Relay Finals9:45.91Relay TeamWestern Branch High School
4x800 Meter Relay Finals9:55.98Relay TeamGrafton High School




55 Meter Dash Finals7.05Shadajah BallardWestern Branch High School
55 Meter Dash Prelims7.18Shadajah BallardWestern Branch High School




55 Meter Dash Finals7.23Dajah Parker-LoveWestern Branch High School



55 Meter Dash Prelims7.27Dajah Parker-LoveWestern Branch High School




HS BOYSMARKATHLETETEAM




4x200 Meter Relay Finals1:30.50Relay TeamWestern Branch High School




4x55 Meter Shuttle Hurdle Relay Finals31.54Relay TeamWestern Branch High School



4x800 Meter Relay Finals8:17.21Relay TeamWestern Branch High School



55 Meter Dash Finals6.47Micaiah HarrisWestern Branch High School
55 Meter Dash Prelims6.48aman bivensPrince George High School




55 Meter Dash Finals6.53Jahkwan BlackleyWestern Branch High School




55 Meter Dash Prelims6.61Micaiah HarrisWestern Branch High School





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