East Lee County High junior sprinter Freddie Johnson got his first whiff of a championship on Friday when he claimed the District 3A-12 title in the 100 meters with a time of 11.07 seconds, just .06 hundredths away from tying his previous best.
Senior Sidney Holston also added a district championship in the shot put, heaving a final mark of 49-1.
The pair will move on to the Region 3A-3 championships in Charlotte on April 23rd. Johnson and Holston were among a handful of standouts who earned recognition at districts.
The top four finishers in each event punched tickets to regions.
Senior athlete Crystal Cristopher, an adaptive athlete, placed first in the 200-meter and 800-meter wheelchair races as well as the adaptive shot put. Freshman Brian Smith did the same, winning the 200 and 800 wheelchair races, along with the shot put.
Junior Carl Monix was third in the pole vault at a height of 10-0. Johnson also scored a second-place finish in the 200 (22.48) and a third-place effort in the long jump (20-7). He was also part of East Lee’s third-place region qualifier in the 4 x 100-meter relay.
Class 3A Singles: Fort Myers senior Thandiwe Kangwa defeated her Class 3A quarterfinal opponent, Robinson’s Alara Hollyfield, in straight sets, 6-0, 6-4, on Monday in the first round of the individual singles championships at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs.
Kangwa will need to win her semifinals match against Pembroke Pines Charter’s Karla Mendez, early Tuesday for a chance to compete for a state championship later in the day.
Class 3A Singles: Fort Myers sophomore John Carlin, the defending Class 3A singles champion, breezed past Pembroke Pines Charter’s Jason Hsieh 6-0, 6-0 on Monday in the quarterfinal round of the individual singles championships at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs.
He will face Melbourne’s Greg Durham, who was a 6-3, 6-4 winner on Monday, in the semifinals on Tuesday. The title match will be played on Tuesday.
Oasis 20, Dunbar 2: The Sharks (10-14) clinched the District game against Dunbar in two and a half innings. Kaylee Morfis led the team by going 2-for-2 with a double and four RBI. Teammate Adrianna Thibault went 2-for-3 with a double and notched three RBI.