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Sophomore Alvin Bryant powers his way to the finish for the 4 x 100m relay gold at the 2014 Metro Championship

Men's Track and Field wins Metro West
3/21/2014 11:13:00 AM

Men's Track and Field has dominated every meet they've competed in this year and at yesterday's Metro West Conference Championship, they Panthers continued thier run, earning their first MWC title since 2011. DP fiinished with 184 points, 66 more than second place Olympia, off the strength of ten gold medals in 17 events. Senior Adam Lawrence earned a pair of individual gold medals in the 1600m (season best 4:36.93) and the 3200m (10:00.57) while many more athletes collected multiple medals across the board. Starting with the 300m hurdles, senior Javon Thomas turned in a season-best performance with a gold medal time of 39.53 while senior Edwin D'Haiti pulled in at 39.89 for the silver (also a season-best) and Vernon Walker took the bronze in 40.04. DP had three placers in the 110m hurdles with Edwin D'Haiti claiming the gold in a season-low time of 15.35 with Javon Thomas placing fifth (16.03) and Jean Julme eighth (16.52). Sophomore Alvin Bryant fulfilled expectation when he earned the gold medal in the 200m in 22.15 and Marvin Brown took home the  bronze in 22.87. Senior Roderick Proctor, in his first high jump event of the year, won the gold medal at 6-2 while Justin Tucker earned points with a sixth place finish at 5-10. Proctor also earned a pair of silver medals in the long jump (21-11) and triple jump (season best 46-10.5). Freshman Emare Hogan captured the gold medal in the 800m with a blistering time of 1:55.78, a full three seconds faster than his seed time, and junior Jamari Smith claimed the gold medal in the 400m with his fastest time of the year (49.06). In the 100m, DP earned three of the top six places as Alvin Bryant earned silver (11.10), Marvin Brown was fifth (11.32) and Deionte Gaines sixth (11.48). Senior Nickmaev Cajuste brought home the silver medal in pole vault (10-6) while Willmane Toussaint placed fifth with a vault of 8-6. Tommy DiMauro placed sixth in the 3200m (10:32.08), Frantz Charlestin was seventh in the 1600m (season best 4:46.41) and Nigel Alexander was eighth in the discus (117-11). Nowhere was DP more dominant than in the relay events as the Panthers earned a pair of golds and a silver. In the 4 x 100m, Deionte Gaines, Marvin Brown, Roderick Proctor and Alvin Bryant took the gold in 42.00 while the 4 x 400m team matched that effort with Edwin D'Haiti, Jamari Smith, Emare Hogan and Chris Bradshaw's gold medal time of 3:23.56. DP's 4 x 800m team of Jamari Smith, Jean D'Haiti, Emare Hogan and Chris Bradshaw earned the silver in a season-best 7:56.87, the third fastest time in the entire state this year. Spring Break doesn't mean much of a rest as several members of the team will be heading up to Jacksonville next weekend for the UNF Invitational.

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