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The Ohio Heat had a strong showing at the Columbus Panthers Invitational at Harley Field in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, June eighth.
In the Boys 100-meter dash pee-wee division, the Heat got a first place finish by Nehemiah Scott who came in at 19.10. The girls eight and under division saw Devyn Washington of the Heat took second place at 16.15. She finished behind Columbus Panthers Zuri Huguley in a field of 28 runners.
Ohio Heat's Caleb Stanley and Tyriq Cunningham placed first and second respectively in the boys nine to ten division of the 100-meter dash. Stanley clocked in at 13.99 and Cunningham finished at 14.03. Their teammates Marquis Ray (14.28) and Darius Drake Jr. (14.29) placed fourth and fifth respectively in a field of 37 competitors.
The Heat's dominance in the 100-meter dash continued as Jacob Stanley (12.36), and Richard Simpson (12.85) finished first and second in the 11 to 12 division. Jett Jerwers came in at 13.29 to finish fifth out of the 47 sprinters that took the track in that division.
Olivia Pace and Kaidyn Lucas won the 13 to 14 division of the 100-meter dash for the Heat. Pace dominated with a time of 12.69, ahead of Lucas' 13.36. The rest of the runners finished no better than 13.41. On the boys side of that division, Jamel Thomas-Joyce won for the Heat at 12.07. His teammate Shawn Payne earned a third place finish at 12.46.
The Heat's Sky Harris (13.20) and Shaniya Samuel (13.35) earned second and third place finishes in the 17 to 18 division of the 100-meter dash. They finished behind Jasmine Kennerson (12.99) who ran unattached.
Amari Kiluvia grabbed a win in the 100-meter hurdles 13 to 14 division at 17.31. The Heat also got a win on the boys' side of the division as Jayden Douglas crossed the finish line at 14.91.
In the 1,500-meter run, Emoni Saxton took a win in the girls 13 to 14 division for the Heat at 5:16.02. Ayris Huston (1:20.14) led the Heat to a win in the 400-meter dash girls' eight and under division ahead of 17 other runners. Damani Drake completed the sweep of the event for the boys at 1:19.56.
Darius Drake Jr. showed back up with a win in the 400-meter dash in the nine to ten year old division at 1:06.69. His teammate Dallas Scott Jr., placed second at 11:11.96 in the field of 34 runners. The Heat's Jayden Douglas won the boys' 400-meter dash's 13 to 14 division race at 54.83. Amryne Chilton (1:02.64) and Lauren Stringer (1:05.31) were first and second in the 400-meter dash in the girls 15 to 16 division.
The Heat swept the boys and girls 13 to 14 division of the 200-meter hurdles with wins by Douglas (28.58), who took his second hurdles win of the day and Alivia Badgett (30.91).
Kiluvia and Badgett transferred their hurdles success to the girls 13 to 14 division of the long jump where they placed first and second at 4.64 and 4.59 meters respectively. The Heat had more long jump victories in the girls 15 to 16, and 17 to 18 divisions by Jaedyn Tucker and Shaniya Samuel.
In the 800-meter run the Heat collected wins by Caleb Stanley (2:36.77) in the boys nine to ten division, Jai Tucker (2:224.78) in the boys 11 to 12 division and Shawn Payne (2:17.74) in the boys 13 to 14 division. Emoni Saxton (2:30.90) brought home a win for the girls in the 13 to 14 division.
Caleb Stanley earned his third win of the day in the 200-meter dash with a time of 28.89 in the Boys nine to ten division. Jacob Stanley also pulled out another win in the 11 to 12 division at 25.32. Pace (26.53) and Thomas-Joyce (24.52) took first place in the girls and boys 13 to 14 divisions respectively.
Lauren Stringer ended her day with a win in the 15 to 16 division of the 200-meter dash finishing ahead of the pack at 26.86.