The boys and girls track teams finished up their regular season yesterday as they competed in the Lake Erie League Championship meet. The Tigers were headlined by the performances of seniors Nina Jones and Demetri Keaton. Nina Jones broke the Bedford Stadium record of 14.92 seconds in the 100m hurldes by running a 14.90 and becoming LEL Champion in that event. Nina also finished runner-up in the 300m hurdles. Demetri Keaton continues to improve as the season moves forward. Keaton became the 2017 LEL Champion in the 100m and 200m dash and also broke the school record in both events. He broke the previous 100m dash school record of 10.74, set by himself, and ran a 10.66 at Bedford, also breaking the LEL record. He also broke the 200m dash school record, previously 21.99 seconds, by running 21.89 seconds.
Other notable Tigers performing well at the LEL track meet included Paige Elba finishing runner up in the long jump event with a jump of 16 feet 1 inch. The Lady Tigers 4x100m relay, which included Bobbi Reagins, Nina Jones, D’lviona Hawkins, and Paige Elba, placed third at the league meet. Deion Farmer finished second in the discus event and third in the shot put event. Thomas Morris placed second in the 300m hurdles. And junior Jarquez Cornell placed second and third respectively in the 100m and 200m dash.
The Tigers will be back in action next next Thursday as they begin the OHSAA Tournament beginning with Districts at Bedford High School. The event will take place Thursday, May 18th, and Saturday, May 20th. Make sure you come out and support your Tiger athletes!