The Virginia Gazette

Published April 25, 2007

JAMES CITY - The Lafayette High track team will send 14 athletes to the Penn Relays on Wednesday.

Rams standout Garrick Piggott will compete in the triple jump.

James Parrott, Kenny Tyler, Jaymes Williams and Chris Cary will man the 4x100 relay team.

Anchoring support for the Rams 4x400 relay include Tyler, Williams, Cary and Mike Mikavich.

Alternates include Tom Myatt, John Reinhart and Kevin Cooke. Alternates on the girls side include: Sherrell Charity, Johnisha Gray, Kadari-Taylor Watson, Andrea Waltrip and Brandi Jones.

Jamaican domination

The Penn Relay will be a preview of the NCAA outdoor championships. So don’t hold your breath waiting for U.S. teams to win the high school girls’ relays. Teams from Jamaica have dominated the girls’ 4x100-, 4x400- and 4x800-meter races recently. Jamaican teams have won 10 of the last 11 4x100 Championship of America races, six of the last eight 4x400 championships, and 20 of the 21 finals in the 4x800.

Big shot

Kamorean Hayes of Harding High (N.C.) has a chance to shatter the Penn Relays high school shot-put record of 50 feet, 3/4 inches. Hayes won last month’s Nike Indoor Nationals with a heave of 53-6-1/2.

Back on track

Lafayette had a solid showing at the Peninsula Relays Saturday in Hampton.

On the boys side, Damien Brown (46-10) and Jereme Hall (43-6) finished second in the shot-put.

Moreover, Brown (109 feet) and Hall (131-personal record) placed second in the discuss. In the triple jump, the Rams finished second behind the efforts of Piggott (45-2). and Kevin Cooke (37-10).

Lafayette finished second in the 4x800 relay in 8:42. Members include: Reinhart, Nathaniel Darling, Haroun Rahman and Dexter Crew.

On the girls side, the Rams placed second in the high jump. Watson and Brandi Jones both jumped 4-8.