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Garland track team wins Jesuit-Sheaner Relays (03/16/08)




The Garland boys track team won the 44th annual Jesuit-Sheaner Relays last Saturday after finishing the event with 72 points, which was good enough to top a strong field of 35 teams.


Once again it was Garland’s speed that vaulted them to an overall first place finish as the Owls dominated in the 100 meter and 200 meter individual races as well as the team relays in both of those events.


Jarrett Ben and Alex Williams proved they were the fastest men on the track on Saturday when they ran to a photo finish in the 100 as both took first and second place. Ben won the 100 with a time of 10.74 seconds, which was only one-one hundredth of a second faster than Williams, who finished in second with a time of 10.75 seconds.


Garland picked up another first place finish when Jacques Caldwell sprinted his way to a to a winning time of 21.63 seconds in the 200 then the Owls continued their recent dominance in the 4x100 and 4x200 team relays.


Ben, Caldwell, Williams and Keith Blanton teamed up to run past the rest of the field in the 4x100 with a winning time of 41.81 seconds then sprinted to another first place finish when they blew past the competition in the 4x200 in just one minute and 28.06 seconds.


Garland’s performance in the speed events was more than enough to clinch the meet as they finished 12 points ahead of Southlake Carroll, who finished in second place.


The Owls also fared well in some of the other events such as the High Jump where Quincy Ford finished fifth, while teammate Branden Wright placed 12th overall.


Devin White jumped to a fifth place finish in the Long Jump with a leap of 20-06.50 feet then followed up with a ninth place showing in the Triple Jump.


Garland also came up with a respectable finish in the 4x400 team relay when Mieko Turner, Malcolm Davis, Demarcus Crabtree and Blanton ran to an eighth place time of three minutes and 44.59 seconds.