On Tuesday, the Lady Gator track team added another district championship to the school trophy case for the 2021-2022 school year. It is noted that the core of the track team was filled with the same group of ladies who brought home the district 3-2A basketball championship as well. Heating up early, the lady gators dominated on the field, led by two All-District forwards, Trinity Browder and SaNiyah Marshall. The two standouts tied for Most Outstanding Female Field athlete, with Browder placing 1st in the Shot Put, picking right up from where her sister Shakayla Browder left off last year. Other medaling field athletes include Zoie Britt, Ja’Miyah Armstrong, Hailey Poydras, Sammy Rachel, Ja’Niyah Armstrong, and Elizabeth Poydras.
Trinity Browder stated, ‘I honestly never saw myself being a thrower; it was always my sister’s event. I have been a state-qualifying sprinter since the 7th grade, so when Coach Fuller asked me to throw, I didn’t think it was for me at first, but guess I was wrong.”
As the running events began, the Lady Gators continued to dominate, medaling in almost every event, led by standout senior Cartina Reliford and Freshman sensation Timberyln Washington. Together, the two standouts placed 1st in the 100 and 200 Meter Dash along with helping their team to place in all their relays, including 1st in the 4×100 and 4×200 meter relays, and 2nd in the 4×400 meter relay. Other track athletes that medaled at the event include Sa’Niyah Marshall, Ja’Niyah Armstrong, Ju’Nyrria Powell, Le’Briana Daniels, Makya Frazier, Alonna Henderson, Ja’Miyah Logan, Nevah Green, and Trinity Browder.
When asked about the season, Cartina Reliford stated, “Going out as the district champs was one of my goals; now we have regionals next. We will have to fix a few things, but I think we can make it back to the State Championship again”.
Coach Fuller wrapped everything up by stating, “I am very proud of these young ladies. Being able to coach them in basketball and track gives me the ability to push them even harder. It’s just great to see these young ladies afford the opportunity to showcase their talents and be recognized for all their hard work. The future for Lakeview Lady Gators is very bright!”