The Bradwell Institute track team competed in the Beach Run Invitational in Myrtle Beach, S.C. this past weekend. There were 36 teams in attendance. Teams came from as far as New York. There was a lot of competition at this national meet, according to Tigers track coach DeAndre Davis.
“We competed in 14 out of the possible 22 events with 11 kids,” Davis said. “I was very impressed with the performances of my athletes. We only had half of our team at the meet. Every team there came with their whole team.”
The Tigers finished a respectable fourth out of 36 teams.
“We were five points out of number 2 and 12 away from winning the whole meet,” the coach said. “The invitational was a two-day meet. There was a lot of rain day one, which impacted a lot of the performances.”
Numerous personal records were set last weekend, Davis said. Devin Nash ran a 10.99 in the 100 and finished fifth out of 72 athletes. “He continues to drop times every week,” his coach said.
Simon Steele ran a personal best of 10:38 in the two mile.
“He was very excited when he saw his time,” Davis said.
David Spaulding finished third in the long and triple jumps. Davis said Spaulding gamins more and more confidence each week.
Shamar Rose was the highlight of the weekend. In the prelims, he broke the meet record with a time of 10.79. He was the number one seed going into the finals in the 100 and 200. He also ran a great leg of both the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 meter relays that also made it to the finals.
“He was pumped going into day two,” Davis said. “On Saturday, he ran a great leg on the 4 x 100 that finished fourth at the meet. Ten more meters and he would have beaten all three people in front of him. This young man came back after the prelims and won the 100 with a time of 10.62. That time beat the meet recorded that he took down in prelims. He came back and coasted to a win in the 200. The meet record was a 21.64. He ran a 21.67. He was very upset with that.”
When the meet ended, Rose was awarded the High Point trophy that he shared with two other people. He was also given an on-camera interview with the people from Milesplit. “The director from New Balance Nationals told me to make sure that he was there,” Davis said.
Shamar Rose 1st 10.62
Devin Nash 5th 10.99
Shamar Rose 1st 21.67
Devin Nash 22.98
3200- Simon Steele 10:38
110m Hurdles- Ibn Irons 16.03 7th
4 x 100 Devin Nash, Ibn Irons, David Spaulding, Shamar Rose 4th
4 x 400-Kasim Upchurch, Shamar Rose, Bryan Chase, Tyriq Miller 4th
Long Jump- David Spaulding 3rd
Triple Jump- David Spaulding 3rd
Pole Vault- Jaiden Williams- 6th