Ocoee High Track and Field wins district, breaks records

Along with capturing the Class 4A, District 4 boys and girls titles, the Knights saw four school records broken.

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Ocoee High track and field claimed both the boys and girls FHSAA Class 4A, District 4 championships on Thursday, April 25 at Evans High School. 

The boys' score of 146 was enough to narrowly top rivals West Orange High's 137 points, while the girls team dominated the competition with a score of 170; beating second-place East Ridge by 86 points. 

Despite the dominant performance by the Lady Knights, it was the boys team that saw four school records broken. Senior Tyler Hunter broke the 110-meter hurdles (15.53 seconds) and triple jump (13.84 meters) records, junior Cameron Gilreath (56.30 seconds) broke the 400-meter hurdle record and freshman Marvin Brown broke the 200-meter dash (21.55 seconds) record. 

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A native of João Pessoa, Brazil, Sam Albuquerque moved in 1997 to Central Florida as a kid. After earning a communications degree in 2016 from the University of Central Florida, he started his career covering sports as a producer for a local radio station, ESPN 580 Orlando. He went on to earn a master’s degree in editorial journalism from Northwestern University, before moving to South Carolina to cover local sports for the USA Today Network’s Spartanburg Herald-Journal. When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his lovely wife, Sarah, newborn son, Noah, and dog named Skulí.

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