MONDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Land shines while Lady Tornadoes best the field

Photo by Scott Chancey

Photo by Scott Chancey

Mimieux Land led the way for the Monroe Lady Tornadoes, who won the Larry Clark Invitational Track and Field Meet in Bainbridge on Saturday, running by the field with 162 points.

Land won the high jump, the triple jump and finished second in the 100 meter dash, and anchored Monroe's winning 4x100 relay team. Land was named the MVP of the field events. Maikea Davis won the 200 and was second in the 400, and Lakeisha Jackson won the 100 meter hurdles and finished second in the long jump. Destinee Collins won the 800 meter run.

Land, Davis, Jackson and Alanesha McFarland won the 4X100 relay and McFarland, Jackson, Monieka Clemons and Alexandria Alexander teamed up to win the 4x200 relay.

Sheniqua Young finished second in the triple jump, Davone Anduze was second in the high jump and Alexandria Childs finished second in the discus.

The Monroe boys track team finished fourth in the Larry Clark Invitational, despite a tremendous effort from Sir Paul Jones, who was named the MVP of the track events.

Jones won the high jump, 110 hurdles and 300 meter hurdles, and also anchored Monroe's 4x400 relay team, which finished second. Larry Bellamy, Donquavious Hill and Edward Winslow also ran on the 4x400 relay team. Hill won the 400 meter run and Johnny Moore finished first in the discus.

DWS SPLITS WITH WESTFIELD: The Deerfield-Windsor boys and girls tennis teams had mixed results against Westfield. The boys won, 6-0, and the Lady Knights fell, 5-1. The doubles team of Sara Barge and Mary Virginia Hogan won its match, 6-3, 6-1.

Deerfield, in boys competition, earned singles wins from Tyler Mason, Reid Wright, Dallas Margeson and Beau Sinyard. In doubles, victories were earned by Kevin Cheshire and Robert Newsome, and Matthew Jones and Nasser Rizvi.

"We have a very well-balanced team in singles and doubles, and we haven't had that in a while and it's nice," Deerfield coach Meredith Gruhl said. "They are tennis players and that makes a difference in your program and that's good for us."

WESTOVER BOYS TENNIS SWEEPS WORTH: Westover's boys tennis team swept Worth County 5-0. Matthew Cannon, Kyle Ryer and Elliott Nelson won singles matches for Westover, and Clifford Appleman and Garrett Hogencamp won the No. 1 doubles match, while Tyler Clenney and Mason Morgan won the No. 2 doubles match.

WESTWOOD DROPS OPENER: Whether it was the cool weather or the nerves of the season opener, Westwood ace Jake Edore ran into some tough luck early Monday and the Wildcats lost their season opener, 5-2, to Brookwood.

Edore was tough to hit. Just look at his three strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings of work. But he gave up four walks in the first inning and Brookwood used one hit to turn that into a 3-0 lead. Edore, a junior right-hander, reached his pitch count with one out in the second inning and called it a day.

"It was the first ball game, and he just couldn't get into the groove,'' Westwood coach Al Timmerman said.

Westwood scored a run in the second and another in the third, thanks to Mason Worsham, who led off both innings with a single, and eventually scored twice on wild pitches. Worsham also had a stolen base.