The Bethel boys and girls swept the team titles at the Peninsula District Championships on Tuesday at the Boo Williams Sportsplex in Hampton.
With a clean sweep of the relays, the Bethel girls were able to continue their dominance of the Peninsula District into the new decade with a margin victory of 45 points from Hampton (2nd, 84 pts) and Phoebus (3rd, 86 pts) in a final team score of 129 points. The 55 meter hurdles and the 500 meter dash were strong individual events for the Bruins with an expected 1-2 finish in the hurdles by the state's two fastest in Samantha Scarlett (8.25) and Courtni Pannell (8.32), while three of the top four finishers in the 500 were from Bethel and under 1:20 in champion Rashaun Combs (1:18.92), Maya More, and Jazmine Wright.
Renay Ransaw was the top field event performer of the meet leaping to winning marks in the long jump (17'9.25") and triple jump (36'3.25") as well as garnering a second place finish and 8 points for the Hampton girls in the shot put (36'3").
The Bethel boys (97 pts) had a nice balance of speed and distance en route to their district team championship including a 1-2 finish in the 300 meter dash from Eric Thomas (36.15) and Isiah Gibson (36.26). Meanwhile, William Brown took care of business in the distance races as he secured wins in the 1600 (4:35) and 3200 (10:11) meter races. Ronnie Saunders added to the Bethel team total from the sprint crew with a swift 6.61 clocking and win in the 55 meter dash.
Wooside (2nd, 88 pts) gave Bethel a formidable challenge as they only ended up trailing by nine points in the final standings as the district runner-up. Brandon Burton picked up 18 points individually for the Wolverines as the close runner-up to Bethel's Brown in the 1600 and followed up as the event winner in the 1000 meter run.
Tania Minkins of Menchville and Christal Peterson of Phoebus pressed each other to one of the fastest races of the meet in the girls 300 meter dash with low 40 second times produced by district champion Minkins at 40.17 and runner-up Peterson at 40.36. Earlier in the meet, Peterson sprinted to a 7.15 victory in the 55 meter dash.
55 meter hurdles state leader Daniel McFadden was the top male performer of the meet in claiming first place finishes in the hurdles (7.60) and long jump (21'9.75"). The Heritage junior also took second place in the triple jump.
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Below are the performances entered for the meet that met the national silver standard.
|300 Meter Dash||40.17||Tania Minkins||Menchville|
|300 Meter Dash||40.36||Christal Peterson||Phoebus|
|300 Meter Dash||41.23||Aireal Grant||Bethel|
|300 Meter Dash||41.42||Ashley Sessoms||Hampton|
|300 Meter Dash||42.76||Dominique Johnson||Bethel|
|4x200 Meter Relay||1:45.39||Bethel|
|4x200 Meter Relay||1:47.05||Hampton|
|4x200 Meter Relay||1:48.17||Menchville|
|4x400 Meter Relay||4:07.76||Bethel|
|500 Meter Dash||1:18.92||Rashaun Combs||Bethel|
|500 Meter Dash||1:19.42||Ashley Sessoms||Hampton|
|500 Meter Dash||1:19.49||Maya Moore||Bethel|
|500 Meter Dash||1:19.98||Jazmine Wright||Bethel|
|55 Meter Hurdles||8.25||Samantha Scarlett||Bethel|
|55 Meter Hurdles||8.32||Courtni Pannell||Bethel|
|55 Meter Hurdles||8.52||Jasmine Vaughan||Phoebus|
|55 Meter Hurdles||8.67||Renay Ransaw||Hampton|
|55 Meter Hurdles||8.85||Vamonie Boddie||Phoebus|
|55 Meter Hurdles||8.93||Jenira Shufford||Heritage (Newport News)|
|55 Meter Dash||7.15||Christal Peterson||Phoebus|
|55 Meter Dash||7.25||Jenira Shufford||Heritage (Newport News)|
|55 Meter Dash||7.31||Renay Ransaw||Hampton|
|55 Meter Dash||7.37||Tania Minkins||Menchville|
|55 Meter Dash||7.41||Kristalyn Morton||Phoebus|
|55 Meter Dash||7.42||Shanice Mitchell||Heritage (Newport News)|
|55 Meter Dash||7.50||Courtni Pannell||Bethel|
|55 Meter Dash||7.52||Dominique Johnson||Bethel|
|55 Meter Dash||7.55||Jasmine Vaughan||Phoebus|
|Long Jump||16-7||Tavia Adams||Menchville|
|Long Jump||17-4.75||Jenira Shufford||Heritage (Newport News)|
|Long Jump||17-9.25||Renay Ransaw||Hampton|
|Shot Put||36-3||Renay Ransaw||Hampton|
|Shot Put||37-3.5||Jazmine Banks||Gloucester|
|Triple Jump||36-3.25||Renay Ransaw||Hampton|
|300 Meter Dash||36.15||Eric Thomas||Bethel|
|300 Meter Dash||36.26||Isiah Gibson||Bethel|
|300 Meter Dash||36.35||Dythaniel Lewis||Warwick|
|300 Meter Dash||37.38||Ronnie Saunders||Bethel|
|300 Meter Dash||37.41||Paul Morant||Phoebus|
|300 Meter Dash||37.47||Damion Marsh||Woodside|
|300 Meter Dash||37.65||Donte Artis||Phoebus|
|300 Meter Dash||37.70||Dominek Marsh||Woodside|
|300 Meter Dash||37.75||Tevon Shufford||Heritage (Newport News)|
|4x400 Meter Relay||3:30.45||Bethel|
|500 Meter Dash||1:08.18||Javon Walker||Warwick|
|55 Meter Hurdles||7.60||Daniel Mcfadden||Heritage (Newport News)|
|55 Meter Hurdles||7.89||Dythaniel Lewis||Warwick|
|55 Meter Dash||6.61||Ronnie Saunders||Bethel|
|55 Meter Dash||6.67||Colby Goodwyn||Phoebus|
|55 Meter Dash||6.68||Damion Marsh||Woodside|
|55 Meter Dash||6.69||William Greene||Phoebus|
|55 Meter Dash||6.70||Aaron Evans||Woodside|
|55 Meter Dash||6.72||Isiah Gibson||Bethel|
|55 Meter Dash||6.74||Christopher Bennett||Warwick|
|55 Meter Dash||6.77||Adrian Pope||Kecoughtan|
|Long Jump||21-2||Majique Key||Woodside|
|Long Jump||21-9.75||Daniel Mcfadden||Heritage (Newport News)|