Results from the Pepsi Florida Relays at the University of Florida
Over Spring break, several members of the Northside Track team qualified to compete at this nationally acclaimed and televised sporting event. There were over 300 high schools, Division 1 university programs and dozens of professional athletes competing in this outstanding track meet. Running on the same track as the defending NCAA 2018 & 2019 men indoor track champions were our very own Jonathan Myrthil, Jack Forbes, Keshaun Berry, Chris Johnson, Alex Ward, Clark Cousins, and Noah Shepherd. Jonathan competed in the 1600 meter run and finished in the top 50 out of 70 competitors. He also ran in the 800 meter invite the following day with the top 800 meter runners in the nation and finished in the top 7. Johnathan also took this opportunity to sign his National Letter of Intent to run track and to attend Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Ala. where he will get a full scholarship to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Keshaun Berry competed in the 100 meter dash and ran a competitive race running with one of the fastest high school sprinters in the nation. On Saturday, the Patriots finished the 3 day event running in the 4 x 400 meter relay composed of ( Jonathan Myrthil, Chris Johnson, Jack Forbes and Alex Ward) setting their 2nd fastest time of the season placing them 2nd in our region. The final event for the Patriots was a grueling 4 x 800 meter relay race where team members Jonathan Myrthil, Jack Forbes, Clark Cousins and Noah Shepherd working harmoniously together to win their heat and finish with a new school and season record or 8 minutes and 35.86 seconds. The athletes, coaches and family members demonstrated great sportsmanship and displayed outstanding character on a national platform bringing pride to the state of Georgia, the city of Columbus, Muscogee County School System and Northside High School. Great work Patriots!!!