Danzy leads Buchholz's effort at rainy event
Published: Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 11:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 12:07 a.m.
JACKSONVILLE — Buchholz athletes had to grind their way through inclement weather Saturday at the FHSAA Class 4A track and field finals at the University of North Florida.
Buchholz's Kadeejah Danzy finished fourth in the girls' triple jump with a 35-06.00, behind the 38-09.75 turned in by winner Quatasia Fantroy of Alonso High School.
Danzy finished 12th in the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 15.62, just under two seconds behind Killian's Ebony Morrison who finished with a 13.82.
The Buchholz girls' 4x100-meter relay team placed fifth with a time of 48.64. Boyd Anderson High School won the event with a time of 46.66.
In the boys' long jump, Buchholz's Michael Tillman finished seventh with a jump of 21-01.75. The winning jump was 22-10 and belonged to Caleb Collins of Winter Park High School.
The competition was delayed by the weather conditions. Heavy rain and winds continued to hover over Jacksonville and forced the FHSAA to skip prelims and go straight into timed finals.
As the day began, the weather continued to worsen, causing dangerous track conditions resulting in a coach slipping and falling into the steeplechase pit and causing a girls' high jump competitor to slip and fall during warm-ups.
The pole vault event was shut down for about an hour until it reopened at 2:50 p.m. due to the conditions. The weather also caused the officials to constantly remove standing water that continued to form in front of the high jump.