Deep Creek teams and Lewis of Menchville are flying high at CNU

NEWPORT NEWS, VA -- Many of the state\'s best performances were posted at Christopher Newport University\'s Winter Frolic. Last year\'s state champions in indoor and outdoor track Deep Creek boys dominated the meet as well as did their girl squads by winning both team titles.

John Hyman (36.26) and Derron Flood (36.35) were a powerful 1-2 for Deep Creek boys in the 300 meter dash. Completing a powerful sweep of the sprint events for the Deep Creek boys was Antwain Carey\'s win in the 55 meter dash (6.50) and Travis Stalling\'s victory in the 500 meter run (1:09.06). As always, the sprint relays were dominant for the squad as the 4x200 (1:31.98). 4x400 (3:34.55), and 4x800 (8:31.05) meter relays all made easy work of the competition. Joseph Cezard\'s win in the shot put (46-3.75) also added considerable points to the Deep Creek\'s team effort as their score of 98 points put them well ahead of runner-up Lafayette at 38.5 points.

Jamika Mullen was the sole event winner on the girls\' side for Deep Creek as she took the shot put with a toss of 37-8.75, but thanks to scoring in almost all of the events, that was all the Deep Creek girls team (78 pts) need to defeat both Salem and Menchville (73 pts) each as both teams were led by their superstars in Amy Seward and Yvette Lewis.

Jennifer Boyd of Hickory posted an amazing double in the 1600 (5:04.06) and 3200 (11:02.73) meter races. Those times usually win you a state title most years and the fact that Boyd is already running these times while doubling in December, makes her shot at possibly going after two state titles this winter very realistic.

Derrick Robbins of Denbigh shook off a poor ending to his cross country season with a strong track opener in winning the 1600 meter run in a time of 4:29.07. Another all-state cross country runner, Jonna Reinhardt of Jamestown, won over Tommy Antenucci of Abingdon in the 3200 meter run with a time of 9:55.74.

Chris Ward of Hickory won out in the 1000 meter run over Desmond Perkins of Deep Creek as both were clocked at 2:37.18.

Recent University of Tennessee signee Leslie Treherne of Western Branch smoked an early 1:15.85 in the 500 meter run.

Marquita Allen of Western Branch, a transfer from Churchland, opened with a 41.93 win in the 300 meter dash.

Menchville dominated the hurdles with Dwight Porter (7.69) winning the boys\' 55 meter hurdles and Jelyn Quick (8.50) winning on the girls\' side. Both times were state bests for the Menchville hurdlers.

The Western Branch girls are looking pretty tough to beat in the sprint relays as their 4x200 (1:44.70) and 4x400 (4:05.47) meter relays were winners. Both clockings are state bests.

Colonial Heights jumper John Bailey got his second consecutive big invitational double win in the triple jump (43-10.50) and long jump (22-0).

Wayne Odom of Dinwiddie cleared 13-6 in the boys\' vault and Jessica Clendending of Hickory hit a great early season height of 11-0 in the girls\' event.

Salem\'s Amy Seward and Menchville\'s Yvette Lewis (formerly of Denbigh) did battle in an exciting showdown of the state\'s two best female jumpers with Lewis getting the better of Seward most of the day, which was a busy one for both. Lewis took home wins in the long jump (18-6.50), triple jump (41-4.50), and 55 meter dash (7.28), and a runner-up in the high jump (5-6). Seward was a runner-up in the 55 meter hurdles (9.29), triple jump (38-1), long jump (18-3.50), and a winner in the high jump (5-6).