Tournament Time for CJ Track Teams

Support CJ men’s and women’s track, the final feature teams of the 2011-12 school year, as they begin their quest for a state championship at the two-day Division II district tournament hosted at UD’s Welcome Stadium (directions).

The action begins Thursday, May 17 (4 p.m. field events, 5 p.m. track events) and continues Saturday, May 19 (2 p.m. field events, 3:30 p.m. track events). Admission is $6 each day. View the complete district schedule >

Both programs bring highly impressive resumes into the postseason, highlighted over the past four years by the group success of the four-time GGCL champion and two-time OATCCC indoor champion women’s team, and a 2011 individual men’s state champion.  CJ men’s and women’s track teams are led by head coach Jerry Puckett, the two-time GGCL coach of the year.

Five senior members of the CJ track program have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers in college.  Standout runners Cierra Brown and Camille Dickens will compete against one another in the Big Ten next season, Brown at Purdue and Dickens at Ohio State. Men’s teammates Darnell Dunson (Mount St. Joseph), Mitchell Jones (Yale), and Darian Reynolds (Ashland) have chosen to play football.

In addition, 12 members of the women’s track team were named to the first or second team All-GGCL, and nine members of the men’s team earned first or second team All-GCL honors. Congratulations Eagles and good luck the rest of the way!

Coach of the Year:  Jerry Puckett

Runner of the Year:  Cierra Brown

First Team
Cierra Brown (100m high hurdles) (300 IM hurdles)
Alexandria Coleman (200m dash) (400m dash)
Camille Dickens (long jump)
Devanae Mitchell (100m dash)
Natalie Prince (pole vault)
Helen Wittman (3200m run)
Erin Bailey, Cierra Brown, Alexandria Coleman, Camille Dickens (400m relay)
Erin Bailey, Cierra Brown, Alexandria Coleman, Devanae Mitchell (800m relay)

Second Team
Camille Dickens (100m high hurdles)
Tia Jones (shot put) (discus)
Devanae Mitchell (200m dash) (long jump)
Erin Warfield (pole vault)
Alexandria Coleman, Addi Helms, Kathryn Marshall, Emily Shira (1600m relay)
Addi Helms, Kathryn Marshall, Emily Shira, Helen Wittman (3200m relay)

Co-Athlete of the Year:  Antwan Persons

First Team
Antwan Persons (100m dash) (long jump)
Namron Bush, Darnell Dunson, Brandon Payne, Antwan Persons (800m relay)

Second Team
Cin'Quan Haney (high jump)
Connor Hickey (3200m run)
Mitchell Jones (discus)
Kyle McKinney (long jump)
Darnell Dunson, Wesley Lumpkin, Brandon Payne, Antwan Persons (400m relay)