By John Martin
Midwest City Beacon
The Del City Eagles won two relays and JoQuan Howard swept the hurdles competition to coast to the championship of the annual Bomber Invitational Track Meet at Jim Darnell Stadium Saturday.
The host Bombers took the runnerup spot in the boys division while 4A power Piedmont won the girls’ title with the Lady Eagles in the runnerup spot.
In the opening event, the Del City foursome of Carnell Neal, Kanijal Thomas, Jessiah Burris and Braylen Adamah took the gold in the 400 meter relay in 43.23 and the same team posted a 1:30.67 to also take gold in the 880 relay.
In the 400, the MWC group of Greg Gordan, Steve Brazeal, DeAngelo Irving and Darjuan Davis took the silver with a time of 43.31 and also were second to the Eagles in the 800 relay.
Howard won the gold in the 110 high hurdles in 16.37 and was the winner of the 300 hurdles in 44.18. Thomas added a gold in the 200 in a time of 22.41 and Adamah won the long jump with a leap of 20-3 for another gold for the Eagles.
Richard Costello was second in the shot put with a throw of 43-6 and Daryl Thomas was third with a throw of 43 feet. Omar Brown was third in the long jump19-5.5.
Also winning silver medals for DC were Neal with 11.43 in the 100 and Oncey Barnes who ran 51.53 in the 400.
The Eagles put 24 points on the board with third place finishes by the 3200 relay in 9:47.4 and the1600 in 3:40.66.
THE BOMBERS earned 64 points with second place finishes in all four relays. The team of Steven Karl, Payton Seber, Brent Raulston and Isaiah Edgmon ran a 9:32.76 in the 3200 meters and the foursome of Gordon, Josiah Johnson, Lesean Waller and Jahhim Mahmood posted a e:31.47 in the 1600.
MWC got third place medals from Seber for 5:24.67 in the 1600, Darryl Davis for 11.66 in the 100, Michael Villacotra for 45..17 in the 400
THE LADY BOMBERS team of Avionne Grigsby, Mya Brown, Deyunsha Westbrook and Mikayla Freeman won the 400 relay in 50.02 with DC in third place and Kadence Woodbury, Miracle Henderson, Jordan Hanna and Ayana Darcen won the 800 in :48.34.for Midwest City with the Lady Eagles again third in a time of 1:56.09.
Del City got gold from DeRaya Carter with 49.35 in the 300 hurdles and two silver medals from Annette Cox, who was second in the shot put at 29-11 and the discus in 99-01.
Kamaya Penn was second in the 200 in 24,54 for DC and Jakia Johnson was third in the 400 in 68.69 a step behind MWC’s Ayana Garcon who was second in 66.49. Grigsby was third in the 200 in time of 26.81.
The MWC girls were fourth in the 1600 relay in a time of 4:39.66.