NH junior Ebbonye Johnson wins five gold medals
From Staff Reports

March 24, 2006 - HARLETON - The North Hopkins track teams came back from the Harleton Track Meet on Thursday a lot heavier than when they left. It was all that hardware weighing them down.

Junior Ebbonye Johnson was perfect, winning all five events she entered, and four other Lady Panthers won gold medals as North Hopkins won the team title with 156 points.

On the boys side, Roger Sancho and Jesus Delgado both received first place medals.

Johnson, who qualified for state last year in the maximum five events, looked prime to do the same thing this year. She won all three sprints and two jumping events.

She won the 100-meter dash in a time of 12.91, the 200 in 27.93, the 400 in 67:30, the high jump with a 5-0 effort, and the long jump with a leap of 15-3.

Sancho was first in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 17:17 seconds and also won the 300-meter hurdles with a clocking of 45.6 seconds. He finished second in the high jump with a leap of 5-10.

Senior Katy Williams easily won the shot put and discus. She threw 38-4 in the shot put, more than six feet farther than anyone else, and 110-4 in the discus, about 12 feet past her nearest competitor. NH sophomore Megan Lehr also placed in both events. She was third in the discus with a throw of 93-1, and fourth in the shot put at 30-5.

Distance runners Jessi Mannis, Sabra Thomas and Rosa Fuentes each won a race and received two other medals.

Mannis won the 1,600 in a time of 5 minutes, 49.30 seconds, while Thomas was second at 5:49.87, and Virginia Thomas was sixth in 6:35.86.

Sabra Thomas was first in the 3,200 with a clocking of 12:14, while Mannis was second at 12:25, and Fuentes was third at 12:40. Fuentes won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:43.94, teammate Cayla Newkirk was third in 2:49.47, and Virginia Thomas sixth at 2:54.93.

Fuentes, Mannis and Sabra Thomas also each ran a leg on the 1,600 relay team along with Joy Johnson. The squad placed second in 4:53.65.

For the boys, Delgado was first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:11 and finished fourth in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:01.

Teammates Jose Cadena and Pedro Gonzalez finished in sixth place in their respective races. Cadena clocked in at 5:15 in the 1,600-meter run and Gonzalez finished the 3,200-meter run in a time of 11:18.

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