A week after setting the school record in the 2,400 meters, Patterson seventh-grader Kera Harvey smashed it again Monday, winning the race in 9 minutes, 4 seconds — a whopping 37 seconds better than her old mark — during a tri-meet with Eastern Hills and Smith at Buckley Stadium.
Harvey also won the 1,600 in 6:12. Teammate Deyanna Reed was second at 6:38.
Harvey anchored the 1,600 relay to a win in 4:50. She ran with Kania Pricheltt, Reed and Tiana St Cyr. Another Patterson team -- Jaquerra Santiago, Amyah Collins, Demaria Herron and Natalie Robinson -- placed second at 5:06.
The Lady Cavaliers’ 800 relay also won, with Herron, Ne’Vaeh Barnes, Prichett and Keyanna Hunter finishing in 2:03. Patterson also took second (2:06) with Nakera Hulett, Trinity Lewis, St Cyr and Amira Hattix.
Reed won the 800 in 2:43. Barnes was third at 3:04.
In the 400, Santiago (1:13) and Barnes (1:18) finished 1-2.
Collins took the 300 hurdles in 56.16. Taylor Brodine was next at 56.97.
Brodine led a 1-2-3 finish for Patterson in the 100 hurdles. She finished in 18.53. Ja’Liz Simmons (18.94) and Collins (19.06) were next.
Lewis won the 200 in 29.0. Jasmin Martin was third at 31.09.
The Lady Cavs placed second and third in the 400 relay. Herron, Barnes, Prichett and Hunter finished in 57.69. Simmons, Hulett, Tori McIntyre and St Cyr clocked in at 57.93.
In the field events, Lanijah Harrell won the shot put with a top toss of 32 feet, 4 inches. Lanyiah Ballard (25-2½) was third. Elizabeth Eakin (22-11) finished fifth.
Ballard won the discus at 75-6½. Eakin (48-11) was fourth. Indica Guzman was fifth (47-8).
Barnes won the high jump (4-4) and long jump (14-1). Simmons was third in the long jump (11-5½).
Emily Lee was runner-up in the triple jump (25-5).
The eighth-grade Cavaliers won all three relay races.
Anniyah Johnson, Markayla Tucker, Jazmyn Byron and Joy Davis finished the 400 relay in 51.76. Teammates Evelyn Lorenzo, Tiana Dickerson, Kaisy Cochrane and Sarai Mizzell placed second in 54.43.
Patterson also took the top two spots in the 800 relay. Johnson, Tucker, Amariel Smith and Joy Davis won in 1:54. Ja’Nay Prichett, Byron, Cochran and Mizzell were next at 1:56.
Mizzell, Aubrey Giles, Zykirah Thompson and Davis won the 1,600 relay in 4:49. In second place were Dickerson, Tiana Platt Sawyer White, Jade Farmer and Kierra White in 5:01.
Giles led a 1-2 Lady Cav finish in the 3,200. Giles finished in 13:48. Hanna McClain was next at 15:10.
Lorenzo led a 1-2-3 Patterson sweep in the 800. Her time was 2:39. Ichani Norman (2:50) and Serenity Pasley (2:57) were next.
Kierra White broke her own record in the 400 with a winning time of 1:06. She set the previous record of 1:08.2 a week earlier in the team’s season opener. Zykirah Thompson was third at 1:11.
Patterson also took the top three slots in the 100 hurdles with Naudia Vasquez (18.5), Smith (18.96) and Lindsey Miller (19.47).
Markayla Tucker (52.0), Smith (57.45) and Miller (57.62) swept the top three spots in the 300 hurdles.
Patterson grabbed the top four spots in the 1,600. Giles won with a time of 6:12. Next were Capreil Joseph (6:53), Thompson (7:08) and Miller (7:18).
Johnson won the 100 in 12.7. Cochrane (14:32) was third.
Byron won the 200 in 28.53. La’Dajia Willis (29.93) was third.
In the field events, Vasquez led a Patterson sweep of the top three spots in the long jump. She went 14-2. Next were Cochrane (13-6¼) and Lorenzo (13-6).
Joseph (30-3) and Ariana Moore (27-3) finished 1-2 in the triple jump.
Angel Myles topped the discus field with a best throw of 64-8. Lauren Thomas (62-3) was second. Kira Bass (55-11) finished fifth.
Thomas won the shot put at 32-1. Bass (27-8½) was third, and Davis (26-10½) was fourth.
In the high jump, Norman was second (4-6) and Mizzell placed fourth (4-4).
Joseph was second in the pole vault (6-4) and Amari Baxter was third (5-0).
Palo Alto boys show improvement in 2nd meet
In their second meet of the season, the Palo Alto boys team showed an impressive improvement as they ran threw, and jumped their way to some medals in a tri-meet with Union Grove and Manor at Harker Heights High School.
In the eighth-grade division, Antonio Thompson won the 3,200 meters, the 1600 and placed second in the high jump.
In the 110 hurdles, Tayvon Mcmaneny was first and Dezmond Oliver-Hodge was second.
Linden Williams won the 100. Akari Morris won the 300 hurdles.
Khamari Terrell won the 200, and Jonathan Chavez was third.
The Patriots swept the relays. Morris, Chavez, Terrell and Williams won the 400 relay. Tre’Von Perry, Markerio Alexander, Terrell and Williams won the 800 relay. Thomas Deming, Thompson, Antonio Martinez and Mcmanemy won the 1,600 relay.
Other silver medalists were Perry (shot put) and Chavez (long jump).
Other bronze medalists were Alexander (long jump) and Percy Shelton (high jump).
On the seventh-grade side, Palo Alto’s Keimond Hill won the 400 and placed second in the long jump.
The 1,600 relay team finished second with Nick Caldwell, Hill, Demontre Chapman and Corey Scott.
Other silver medalists were Kolby Henry (shot put and discus) and Chapman (triple jump).
Hill, Corey Scott, James Mitchell and Chapman placed third in the 400 relay. Zack Manson, Henry, Scott and Chapman were third in the 800 relay. James Larson also earned a bronze medal in the 800.
Lady Cavs break six school marks in debut meet
The Patterson girls track season started with a bang as the Lady Cavaliers broke six school records in their opening tri-meet Feb. 28 against Nolan and Manor at Ellison High School.
The records were set by six different athletes, and four of them were eighth-graders.
Aubrey Giles led a 1-2 Patterson finish in the 3,200 meters with a record-breaking time of 12 minutes, 35 seconds. Hanna McClain was next at 13:34.
Anniyah Johnson broke the record in the 100 with a winning time of 12.59 seconds. Kaisy Cochrane was third in 13.53.
Evelyn Lorenzo set the 800 mark and led a 1-2-3 sweep for Patterson, winning in 2:37. Ichani Norman was second (2:50) and Serenity Pasley third (3:02).
The Lady Cavs also swept the top three spots in the 400, led by Kierra White’s record 1:08.2. Next were Zykirah Thompson (1:12) and Jade Farmer (1:17.3).
Patterson took the top two spots in the 400 relay. Johnson, Markayla Tucker, Jazmyn Byron and Joy Davis won in 53.52 seconds. Lorenzo, Tiana Dickerson, Cochran and Sarai Mizzell clocked a 53.72.
The Lady Cavs also had the two best 400 relays. Johnson, Tucker, Amariel Smith and Davis won in 1:51.6. Ja’Nay Prichett, Byron, Cochrane and Mizzell finished in 1:53.2.
Tucker led Patterson’s 1-2-3 finish in the 300 hurdles. Her time was 51.31. Next were Lindsey Miller (58.91) and Smith (1:01).
Giles led a 1-2-3 sweep in the 1,600, winning in 6:32. Next were Thompson (6:52) and Capreil Joseph (7:16).
Patterson also finished 1-2 in the 1,600 relay. Mizzell, Thompson, White and Davis won in 4:44. Dickerson, Tiana Platt Sawyer White, Farmer and Prichett crossed in 5:06.
Patterson had a pair of 1-2-3 finishes in the field events. Naudia Vasquez won the long jump at 15 feet, 3 inches. Next were Lorenzo (14-6) and Cochrane (13-5).
Cochran cleared 4-7 to win the high jump. Next were Norman (4-6) and Kylie Swanson (4-4).
Joseph won the pole vault at 6-0. She also topped the triple jump field at 31-10. Ariana Moore was second at 28-4.
Patterson finished 1-3-4 in the shot put. Lauren Thomas was the winner at 32-4½. Myaevia Debose was third at 30-0. Kira Bass finished fourth at 29-10.
Thomas was second in the discus (66-11¾). Angel Myles placed third (60-4¾).
Smith won the 100 hurdles in 18.88. Lindsey Miller was third (20.24).
La’Dajia Willis was runner-up in the 200 and Byron was third.
Kera Harvey set Patterson’s seventh-grade record in the 2,400 with a time of 9:41. Teammates Christian Barista (10:30), Azul Harvey (11:20) and Natalie Robinson (11:40) took the next three spots.
Harvey led a 1-2-3 sweep in the 1600. She finished in 6:24. Next were Christian Batista (6:54) and Jaquerra Santiago.
Santiago won the 400 in 1:15.
Jasmin Martin set the Patterson 100 record. She finished third in 12.82. She was second in the 200 at 31.09.
Patterson had the top two teams in the 400 relay. Demaria Herron, Ne’vaeh Barnes, Kaniah Prichett and Keyanna Hunter won in 57.0. Ja’liz SImmons, Nakera Hulett, Tori McIntyre and Tiana St. Cyr were next at 58.0.
Patterson also finished 1-2 in the 800 relay. Herron, Barnes, Prichett and Hunter finished in 2:01.1. St. Cyr, Nakera Hulett, Simmons and Trinity Lewis were next at 2:03.1.
The Lady Cavs also dominated the 1,600 relay. Hunter, Harvey, St. Cyr and Robinson won in 5:16. Herron, Amyah Collins, Prichett and Lewis were second at 5:26.
Barnes collected another win in the 800 (3:07). Allyah Dozier was third.
Taylor Brodine won the 100 hurdles in 18.1. Simmons was third at 19.38.
Collins and Brodine finished 1-2 in the 300 hurdles.
Patterson swept the top three spots in the shot put, discus and high jump.
Lanihah Harrell threw the shot 30 feet, 7 inches to finish ahead of teammates Lanyiah Bullard (26-5) and Elizabeth Eakin (25-9½).
Ballard easily won the discus at 71-2. Next were Indica Guzman (50-5¾) and Eakin (25-9½).
Herron and Prichett went 4-2 in the high jump, but Herron did it in fewer attempts and took the gold. Barnes (4-0) was third.
Julissa Metcalf was second in the triple jump at 25-0¼. Emily Lee (23-7) was third.
Simmons was third in the long jump at 12-4.
Patterson’s Reed wins three events in first meet
Patterson seventh-grader Deandre Reed earned three gold medals in the Cavaliers’ season-opening meet against Palo Alto, Smith and Temple Bonham on March 1 at Shoemaker High School.
Reed won the 2,400, the 800 and ran a leg on the Cavs’ victorious 1,600 relay with James Rowell, Matthew Moore and Alexander Andino Rodriguez.
Patterson also won the 400 relay with D’myun Jackson, Eric Flowers, Bobby Williams and Rodriguez
Jon Wright, Javier Smith, Jackson and Moore won the 800 relay.
Timothy Forbis won both hurdling events and was third in the high jump.
Miguel Solla won the 1,600 and earned a bronze in the 2,400.
Moore took gold in the 400. James Rowell was fourth.
Tyler Dinh won the high jump.
Silver medalists included Flowers (100) and Jalian Parkenson (triple jump). Other bronze medal performances came from Aaron Crittenden (1,600), the 1600 relay team (Jha’mauri Erilus, Alan Douglas, Xavion White and Flowers), Parkenson (long jump), Montrell Smith (triple jump) and Taylay Jones (800).
The eighth-grade Cavaliers swept the top three spots in the 800, led by Dominick Allison. Arito Prito took the silver, and Onyx Rodiguiz earned the bronze.
Kevin Banches, Allison, Collins Akablie and Antonio Jones teamed for a win in the 1,600 relay.
Other winners were Edwin Vegas (1,600), Marquis Valentine (100) and Peyton Harris (shot put).
Other silver-medal finishers were the 400 relay (Banches, Jorian Young, Valentine and Jarian Green), Banches (400), Allison (300 hurdles), Green (200), the 1,600 relay and Harris (discus).
Other bronze medalists were Green (100 hurdles), Young (100), Kamari McClain (200) and Chrisdanel Gonzalez (1,600).
Hill earns gold and silver in debut for Patriots
Palo Alto seventh-grader Keimond Hill ran for a gold and silver medal in the Patriots’ first track meet of the season on March 1 against Smith, Temple Bonham and Patterson at Shoemaker High School.
Hill won the 400 meters and placed second in the 110 hurdles.
Corey Scott won the high jump and placed third in the 400.
Kolby Henry won the shot put. James Mitchell was second in the 300 hurdles and third in the high jump.
Tayvon Mcmanemy won the 110 hurdles for Palo Alto’s eighth-graders. Teammate Dezmond Oliver-Hodge finished second.
Antonio Thompson was runner-up in the 1,600 and third in the 3,200. The Patriots’ 800 relay team also finished second with Tre’Von Perry, Markerio Alexander, Khamari Terrell and Linden Williams.
That same quartet placed third in the 400 relay. Other third-place finishers were Percy Shelton (high jump) and Terrell (long jump).