LaPiere Soars High To Lead SkyHawks to State title


Winning a state team title takes a mixture of skill, execution, good fortune, and athletes stepping up big. That was the case with L.C. Bird winning the state team title this weekend, the first in program history. They were lead by the Hill duo and scored 66 points to win the team title. That was 7.5 points ahead of Potomac Senior, the outdoor state champions. 

The meet ended the way every state championship should, with the 4x400m relay deciding the title. The SkyHawks did what they had to and scored 8 points in that final race to secure the team victory. In total they had 11 individuals and relays score at least a point making this win a true team effort. 

Just like nearly every other state team title though, L.C. Bird had one performance or rather performer that stood out more than others. That was Jevon La Pierre who scored arguably the most important 12 points of the meet. 

His first points came in the 55m dash final where he scored two points in seventh. He put some scare in his coaches though finishing in 12th in the prelims and qualified to the two heat final by .002 seconds. 

He turned that around and on the second day, early in the morning, shocked a whole bunch of people in the long jump. Despite being seeded 15th at 21-3.5 he was able to jump a monstrous 23-7.25 on his fourth attempt to win the competition. If he had not won the event L.C. Bird would have scored 9 less points and not have won the team title.

Simply put, Jevon La Pierre was that spark for L.C. Bird to lead them to the team title and inspire them to chase for the win in every event.


L.C. Bird 5A State Meet Results:

BOYSATHLETEPLACESECTIONRESULTS
55 METER DASH
6.60Jevon La Pierre7thFinals H1Finals - Boys 55m Dash
6.69Jevon La Pierre12thPrelims H2Prelims - Boys 55m Dash
300 METER DASH
35.51Josiah Hill6thFinals H7Boys 300m Dash
35.84Jeremiah Hill8thFinals H7Boys 300m Dash
36.78Jevon La Pierre20thFinals H3Boys 300m Dash
500 METER DASH
1:06.00Jeremiah Hill2ndFinals H3Boys 500m Dash
1:06.13Josiah Hill3rdFinals H3Boys 500m Dash
1:07.50Aaron Lewis5thFinals H3Boys 500m Dash
1000 METER RUN
2:43.72Shahmique Cromwell11thFinals H2Boys 1000m Run
1600 METER RUN
4:33.87Jacob Plummer11thFinals H2Boys 1600m Run
3200 METER RUN
9:59.87Jacob Plummer9thFinals H2Boys 3200m Run
55 METER HURDLES
7.69Aaron Lewis4thFinals H2Finals - Boys 55mH
7.72Aaron Lewis4thPrelims H1Prelims - Boys 55mH
4X200 METER RELAY
1:31.84Relay Team2ndFinals H5Boys 4x200m Relay
4X400 METER RELAY
3:26.36Relay Team2ndFinals H3Boys 4x400m Relay
4X800 METER RELAY
8:15.17Relay Team3rdFinals H2Boys 4x800m Relay
HIGH JUMP
6-0SBLaMar Davis10thFinals H1Boys High Jump
LONG JUMP
23-7.25SBJevon La Pierre1stFinals H1Boys Long Jump
22-8.75SBLaMar Davis4thFinals H1Boys Long Jump
TRIPLE JUMP
41-8.25Joseph Akinrinmade16thFinals H2Boys Triple Jump


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