2002-06-15 / Sports

Lady Seahorses Have Banner Season

Lady Seahorses Have Banner Season

The Far Rockaway High School girls had its best season ever! Coach Gliner saw his girls win their third straight Boro Championship destroying the rest of Queens. The girls won by scoring over 200 points with the next closest team having 77 points.

The team saw Jeavon Benjamin win the 100M dash, 200M dash and 400M dash. Shanelle Stoves won the shotput and took third in the discus. Hannah Omolade won the triple jump. Aliesha Henry took bronze in the 100M hurdles, triple jump and the pentathlon. Michelle Beckford took the silver in the pentathlon. Joniann Phillips took second in the steeplechase. Iasia Holland took third in the steeplechase and the pentathlon. Stephanie Minette took fourth in the steeplechase. Shellean Fyffe took second in the 200M and 400M.

Taishi Hyatt took first place in the 800M run and the 1500M run. Gaelle Okio took second place in the 400M hurdles and third in the 800M Run. Doreen Russell took a bronze in the 100M and Latoya Barthley took fourth in the 100M and second in the long jump. Tamara Ricketts tied for first place in the 100M dash. Darine Fortune was third in the 100M hurdles and fourth in the discus.

The 4X100M relay took first place with the team of Doreen Russell, Stella Ogarra, Latoya Barthley, and Tamara Ricketts. The 4X400M relay team of Doreen Russell, Taishi Hyatt, Jessica Belgrave and Michelle Beckford took first place and the 4X800M relay team of Jessica Belgrave, Stephanie Minette, Stella Ogarra and Gaelle Okio took second place. Taniqua Grant won a bronze in the pentathlon.

Coach Gliner, along with coach Larry Parrish and Franklin Barrowes had the team prepared to dominate and that is exactly what happened. The girls went on to a top tem finish at the City championships in spite of many injuries. They are now sending representatives to both the New York State Championships and the National Championships. The future is bright, as all but four girls will return next season.

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