2018 Unified Track & Field Championship

Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia’s 2018 Unified Track & Field Championship was held on Monday, May 7, 2018, at the South Philadelphia Supersite. It was the perfect day to celebrate our athletes, partners and coaches and all the hard work they put on during the 2018 IUS Track & Field season. Special Olympics PA – Philadelphia Director, Chase Trimmer, kicked things off by welcoming everyone to the event and announcing the winning school would get a chance to compete at the PIAA Track and Field Championship in Shippensburg, PA. After some welcoming remarks, the five schools entered through the parade of athletes. Schools participating in the second annual Philadelphia Unified Track & Field Championship included George Washington High School. Hill Freedman, Martin Luther King High School, Northeast High School and host South Philadelphia High School. Special Olympics PA Board Member, Tony Gillespie joined us for the day and offered luck to all athletes and partners competing. Margaret Lasseter and Tra Griffin from South Philadelphia then lead the athletes and partners in the Special Olympics athlete oath of “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt. Following the athlete oath, Coach Regina Johnson from Martin Luther King High School lead the coaches in the Coaches Oath of “I promise that we shall, take part in these Special Olympics games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them. In the true spirit of sportsmanship. For the glory of sport and the honor of our teams.” After Margaret and Tra came back up to officially declare the Unified Track and Field Championship open, the crowd erupted in applause and athletes and partners got ready to compete.

The 100-meter dash kicked off the Championship. As athletes raced down the track, South Philadelphia’s cheerleading squad was there to cheer them onto strong finishes. The 100-meter dash was followed by the 400-meter race and the 800-meter race which showcased the long distance runners of each school. After these track events, athletes split up to participate in one of three field events – long jump, mini javelin, or shotput. Each field event saw some great jumps and throws by both athletes and partners alike, with some creating a new personal record for themselves. 

Photos

Individual Results

School Key:

GW – George Washington High School, HF – Hill Freedman, MLK – Martin Luther King High School, NE – Northeast High School, SP – South Philadelphia High School

100 Meter Dash
SchoolA/PNameTimePlace
SPPartnerTracesaan Griffin12.061
HFPartnerDarius Hunter-McLean14.283
NEPartnerFransico Correia13.412
HFPartnerKayla Marshall14.786
HFAthleteTahlik Moon12.121
HFPartnerJustice Saunders145
NEPartnerPedro Alicea12.22
HF Keith Jones12.533
NEPartnerCaio Desouza12.174
SPPartnerVaten Pridgen13.83
GWAthleteRyan Caldwell14.914
HFPartnerAniya Gentles13.792
SPAthleteNasir Martin13.631
GWAthleteJoseph McGinley14.914
GWAthleteJohnathan Aguliera15.463
MLKAthleteSemaj Glover13.692
SPAthleteMaragret Lassiter15.634
NEPartnerAndra Silva12.371
NEAthleteSamirah Stevens15.51
HFPartnerDestiny Goldmas15.792
MLKAthleteLudiner Chery17.293
GWAthleteAaron Wilson16.161
MLKAthleteDandre Young-Conner19.665
NEAthleteMaria Trinidad16.283
GWAthleteNicholas Delgado16.22
NEAthleteAlysha Hawkins17.544
GWAthleteKassim Rollerson19.135
GWAthleteBrandon Taylor17.072
GWAthleteJordan Scott17.854
MLKAthleteOjay Harris15.791
GWAthleteDominic Maffei17.723
GWAthleteAnthony Le21.286
GWAthleteOluwasegen Sodeke21.283
GWAthleteZachary Zimri20.162
HFPartnerJihara Richardson16.781
NEAthleteKaren Luong25.95
NEAthleteJohn Zhen22.344
HFAthleteKhyree Scott29.723
NEAthleteChris Chandler21.911
NEAthleteSavanah Ayala22.122
NEAthleteAdam Loai30.634
NEAthleteFalu Anthony32.375
GWAthleteMitchell Cafolla41.436

 

400 Meter Run
SchoolA/PNameTimePlace
MLKAthleteJasir Newsome1:022
SPPartnerIbrahim Cisse-Karamoko1:001
MLKPartnerThomas Bell1:05.221
HFAthleteRussell Shelton1:083
HFPartnerAriel Odom1:19.004
SPAthleteReggie Blanton1:06.782
GWAthletePeter Pulukchu1:17.282
GWAthleteRonald Pierre1:24.633
GWAthleteFaheem Rucker1:16.151
HFPartnerJasmine Addison1:28.724
GWAthleteKwesi Quainoo1:08.341
MLKAthleteZhaire Harris White1:16.004
GWAthleteJuan Espinosa1:08.382
MLKPartnerNagid Sawyer1:13.283
MLKAthleteMaurice Griffin1:18.811
HFPartnerChristian Moreno1:22.973
HFAthleteLaurance Warner1:20.342
MLKAthleteIndia Grierson1:31.504
HFAthleteIyana Sipes1:31.842
GWAthleteLeyla Kamilova1:43.063
MLKPartnerTaylor Calloway1:29.501
GWAthleteElizabeth Vicario1:43.661
SPAthleteJoseph Polizzi2:28.434
NEAthleteUwase Mutoni1:45.322
GWAthleteDaika Douze2:00.003
MLKAthleteTrevor Thompson3:10.006
NEAthleteSamuel Godoi3:08.855

 

800 Meter Race
SchoolA/PNameTimePlace
SPPartnerArisode Intwali2:24.861
NEAthleteIsais Aponte3:22.421
MLKAthletePrecious Ford3:40.603
SPAthleteCharles Galvani3:36.762

 

4×100 Relay
TeamsTimePlace
GW 21:06.504
GW 11:03.973
SP 1:58.341
HF 11:01.752
MLK 1 (Boys)1:07.912
HF 21:08.343
NE 11:07.501

 

4×400 Relay
TeamTimesPlace
GW 14:38.411
MLK 15:26.903
SP 14:56.412
NE 15:40.034

 

Long Jump
SchoolA/PName1st Attempt2nd Attempt3rd AttemptPlace
GWAthleteJoseph McGinley6′ 4.5″4′ 8″F2
SPPartnerAbudullah Ali7′ 11″7′7′ 4″1
GWAthletePeter PulukchuF10′ 9.5″9′ 2″2
GWAthleteFaheem RuckerF10′ 10″11′ 1.5″1
HFPartnerKayla Marshall9′ 9.5″10′ 2″9′ 4″3
GWAthleteJuan Espinosa9′ 9″11′ 7″12′ 4″3
MLKPartnerTaylor Calloway7′ 11″8′F4
GWAthleteKwesi Quainoo13′ 3″14′14′ 9″2
MLKPartnerThomas Bell14′15′ 3″14′ 7.5″1

 

Mini Javelin
SchoolA/PName1st Attempt2nd Attempt3rd AttemptPlace
GWPartnerMitchell CafollaF4′ 6″F5
GWPartnerAnthony Le6′ 6″F17′ 3″2
HFAthleteKhyree Scott9′ 8″7′ 10″5′ 8″3
GWPartnerOluwasegen SodekeF8′ 11″8′ 5″4
NEPartnerMatisse Barrett20′ 11″24′ 8″26′ 5″1
MLKAthleteZhaire Harris White22′ 4″20′ 4″15′ 4″3
GWPartnerJordan ScottF32′ 11″21′ 4″1
MLKAthleteTrevor ThompsonF23′ 5″23′ 7″2
NEAthleteJohn Zhen11′ 8″15′ 3″F4
MLKAthleteIndia Grerson23′ 9″F10′ 2″2
HFAthleteLaurance Warner22′ 7″22′ 4″F3
HFPartnerSammy Donnie26′ 7″28′ 7″21′ 2″1
HFAthleteTahlik Moon54′ 3″39′ 8″44′ 10″1
SPAthleteAlvin34′ 7″23′ 2″F2
GWAthleteRonald Pierre19′ 8″FF4
GWAthleteKassim Rollerson22.7″23′ 11″24′ 11″3
MLKAthleteMaurice GriffinFFFP
GWAthleteAaron Wilson28′ 7″21′ 6″23′ 6″3
GWPartnerTiffany Sourovelis19′ 9″18′ 5″21′ 4″4
MLKAthletePrecious Ford24′ 11″34′ 11″27′ 4″1
GWAthleteLeyla Kamilova32′ 8″29′ 6″27′ 4″2
SPAthleteAntonio Burnett22′ 4″36′ 10″39′ 11″4
GWPartnerYesenia LebronF44′ 5″41′ 10″3
MLKAthleteJasir Newsome25′ 9″24′ 7″36′ 9″5
HFPartnerChristian Moreno58′ 7″60′ 7″63′ 5″1
HFPartnerJustice SaundersF50′ 3″47′ 10″2
MLKAthleteSemaj Glover27′ 11″FF4
HFPartnerDestiny Goldmas37′ 7″46′ 10″32′ 4″3
SPAthleteAndre Thach40′ 7″34′ 1″56′ 3″1
GWAthleteJohnathan Aguliera38′ 9″53′ 11″54′ 3″2
HFAthleteMike Ellis58′ 7″F73′ 5″1
NEAthleteJordan Ganges57′ 9″29′ 6″41′3
MLKPartnerIsaiah Collins69′ 5″57′ 5″60′ 6″2
NEPartnerFransico Correia70′ 8″74′ 9″74′ 2″2
HF Keith JonesF57′ 6″51′ 5″4
NEPartnerAndra Silva57′ F70′ 3″3
MLKPartnerNagid Sawyer47′ 1″78′ 2″66′ 3″1

 

Shotput
SchoolA/PName1st Attempt2nd Attempt3rd AttemptPlace
HFAthleteMark Robbins5′ 11″5′ 10″5′ 3″4
NEAthleteChris Chandler7′ 1″8′ 1″7′ 3
GWAthleteBrandon Taylor7′ 7″9′ 11″11′ 11″2
GWAthleteElizabeth Vicario12′ 1″14′ 15′ 5″1
GWPartnerDominic Maffei13′ 9″12′ 9″12′ 5″5
NEAthleteAdam Loai14′ 3″F15′ 10″3
NEAthleteSamirah Stevens15′ 11″15′ 9″15′ 8″2
MLKAthleteLudiner Chery20′ 18′ 11″19′ 3″1
HFPartnerJihara Richardson14′ 7″14′ 6″14′ 11 ‘4
HFAthleteSean Washington17′ 17′ 1″21′ 1″3
MLKAthleteDandre Young-Conner16′ 5″18′ 11″18′ 5″5
HFPartnerAniya Gentles16′ 17′ 5″21′ 4″2
GWAthleteZachary Zimri18′ 5″19′ 2″17′ 6″4
GWAthleteNicholas Delgado23′ 4″22′ 1″21′ 3″1
HFPartnerEiyreana Alford19′ 9″22′ 21′ 4″3
NEAthleteIsais Aponte21′ 22′ 22′ 1″4
SPAthleteMatthew Webb22′ 2″24′ 20′ 3″2
MLKAthleteOJ Harris45′ 10″43′ 9″43′ 5″1
HFAthleteMikhale Chisolm Brown33′ 1″28′ 7″33′ 11″4
SPPartnerArturo Jimenez36′ 7″37′ 6″36′ 8″3
NEPartnerCaio Desouza37′ 5″34′ 7″37′ 9″2
HFPartnerDarius Hunter-McLean43′ 4″44′ 9″45′ 8″1