One of the first invitational tournaments of the track & field season, the Keith Burgess Invitational, was held on Saturday at Lake Forest High School.
The Caesar Rodney Riders shined as a team with the boys taking home first place and the girls finishing in second overall.
There were many standouts for the Rider boys, including Adrian Trammell, Daylakashawn McDonald, Sam Phillips, P.J. Gallucci, and Andrew Thompkins. Trammell and McDonald both took home first place finishes in the 100m and 200m dash respectively.
On the girls side, Tyra Reid, Hope Brown, Jeanette Bendolph, Rebekah Mills and Brianna Cooper were just some of many standouts for the Lady Riders. Reid took home a first place finish in the girls 100m dash, while finishing second in the 200m and 400m dash.
As a team, CR dominated the relay portion of the invitational, the boys finished first in all four relay events while the girls took home a first place finish in the 4x200m.
Host team Lake Forest had a very respectable finish in the Keith Burgess Invitational as both the boys and girls teams finished 4th overall on Saturday.
For the boys Johnny Crenshaw, Logan Minner, Latreil Ridgeway and John Flamer stood out for the Spartans.
Ridgeway and Flamer posted two of the Spartans first-place finishes on Saturday. Ridgeway finished first in the boys Triple Jump with a distance of 42'11". While Flamer took home first place in the boys Shot Put throwing for a distance of 47'10.5.
For the Lady Spartans, Tyesha Purnell, Taylor Rosser, and Hunter Matusevich were the standouts.
Purnell took home first place in the girls High Jump, with a distance of 5"4. Rosser finished in second in the girls Pole Vault with a distance of 8"6. And Matusevich had two 3rd place finishes in the girls Shot Put and the Girls Discuss throw.
Overall, Head Coach Fred Johnson was pleased with the Spartans effort on Saturday.
"I feel both teams had a good showing," said Johnson. "The athletes performed well and showed improvement. That's what we asked and expect from out athletes. I expect both teams to compete and have a strong showing at the DIAA State Track & Field Championships."