Titans News · Lady Titans Finish 5th at Avon Reynolds Invitational

April 30, 2021 – Avon, Ohio – Seniors Mikiya Hermon and Julissa Williams combined to score 32.5 points out of the Titans 47 points as the Titans finished 5th of 12 teams in a meet won by Westlake.

The first event of the day for the senior duo was the Long Jump where they would tag-team to score 16 points!  It started with Mikiya setting another personal best with a jump of 16 feet 8 inches, which is just four inches short of the school record currently held by Mya Cheers.  This mark, which is currently in the top 30 marks in Division I would hold on to be the top jump in the event!

Mikiya takes flight in the Long Jump at the Avon Reynolds Invitational

Fortunately, Julissa didn’t just sit back and admire the work of Mikiya, she posted an outstanding mark of 15 feet 9.5 inches to finish 3rd in an event that required a jump of 15 feet 5.5 inches to finish in 8th place!

Julissa concentrates on her landing in the Long Jump.

While the Long Jump was going on, Mikiya had to switch out her jumping shoes for sprint spikes as she had to run the preliminary round of the 100M Dash.  In the Prelims, Mikiya had the 2nd fastest time of 12.83 seconds.  She was followed closely by her sister, Nakeya Hermon, who had the 3rd fastest time, 12.87 seconds. In the final, Mikiya ran a fine time of 12.64 seconds to finish 2nd and Nakeya ran 12.83 seconds to finish 3rd to earn a combined 14 points for the Lady Titans!

Nakeya Hermon finished 3rd in the 100M Dash.

Once the 100M finished, it was back to the field events as the High Jump competition was underway.  In another stacked field, Senior Julissa Williams continued her streak of jumping 5 feet or higher as she cleared 5 feet and 1 inch to finish 2nd in the event.  Sophomore Natalie Patterson set a new personal best in the high jump with a leap of 4 feet 8 inches to finish 8th and score for the first time as an individual in an invitational meet!

Natalie Patterson sets a personal best in the High Jump with room to spare!

In other running events, Senior Tylea Bryant continued her strong running with another personal best time of 2 minutes and 33.14 seconds in the 800M to finish 5th for the Lady Titans.  Meanwhile, Sophomore Dalasha Pruchinsky finished 7th in the 400M with a time of 1:04.81.

Dalasha Pruchinsky
Senior Tylea Bryant

To close things out for the Lady Titans, the foursome of Nakeya Hermon, Natalie Patterson, Julissa Williams and Mikiya Hermon finished 8th in the 4 x 100m with a time of 54.30 seconds.

On the Boys side, sophomore Damarion Pruchinsky finished 7th in the 400M Dash with a time of 56.86 seconds.  In the Relays,  the senior laden team of Seth Wilson, Jaco Lee, Kam Jones and Michael Hermon finished 5th in the 4 x 200M relay in a time of 1:36.85 seconds.  Then, Wilson, Lee, Jones and Hermon  joined forces again to finish 8th in the 4 x 100M relay with a time of 46.16 seconds.

Seth Wilson brings the 4 x 100M team home!

Complete results can be found at found at results.pdf (baumspage.com)