Lakeview Lady Gators bring home another District Title

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Donyelle Willis
On Tuesday, the Lady Gator track team added another district championship to the school trophy case for the 2021-22 school year.
The core of the track team was filled with the same group of athletes who brought home the district 3-2A basketball championship as well. Heating up early, the lady gators dominated on the field, led by two All-District forwards, Trinity Browder and SaNiyah Marshall.
Two standouts tied for Most Outstanding Female Field athlete, with Browder placing first in the shotput, picking right up from where her sister, Shakayla Browder, left off last year.
Other medaling field athletes include Zoie Britt, Ja’Miyah Armstrong, Hailey Poydras, Sammy Rachel, Ja’Niyah Armstrong and Elizabeth Poydras.
Browder stated, “I honestly never saw myself being a thrower; it was always my sister’s event. I have been a state-qualifying sprinter since the seventh grade, so when Coach Fuller asked me to throw, I didn’t think it was for me at first, but guess I was wrong.”

This article published in the April 30, 2022, print edition

As the running events began, the Lady Gators continued to dominate, medaling in almost every event, led by standout senior Cartina Reliford and freshman sensation Timberyln Washington. Together, the two standouts placed first in the 100 and 200 meter dash along with helping their team to place in all their relays, including first in the 4×100 and 4×200 meter relays, and second in the 4×400 meter relay.
Other medaling track athletes include Sa’Niyah Marshall, Ja’Niyah Armstrong, Ju’Nyrria Powell, Le’Briana Daniels, Makya Frazier, Alonna Henderson, Ja’Miyah Logan, Nevah Green, and Trinity Browder.
When asked about the season, Reliford stated, “Going out as the district champs was one of my goals; now we have regionals next. We will have to fix a few things, but I think we can make it back to the State Championship again.”
Coach Dewaski Fuller wrapped everything up by stating, “I am very proud of these young ladies. Being able to coach them in basketball and track gives me the ability to push them even harder. It’s just great to see these young ladies afford the opportunity to showcase their talents and be recognized for all their hard work. The future for Lakeview Lady Gators is very bright!”