Pompano Beach Middle School’s Daishaon Spann said she doesn’t feel any pressure following in her five sisters footsteps on the track.
The Pompano Beach Middle School sixth grader didn’t display any nerves as she ran away with the county title in the girls’ 800-meter run with a time of 2:26.08 in the recent Broward County Middle School track and field championships at South Plantation High School. Spann also placed fourth in the 200-meter dash as she clocked a 27.36.
“I just wanted to go out and make everybody chase me,” said Spann, 11, who is the No. 3-ranked girl in the 400- meter dash and 800-meter run in the AAU national Submidget Division. She is moving up to the Midget Division this year. “I like racing because it relieves stress and I like to travel a lot. I don’t feel pressure having to follow in their footsteps. I am looking to make a name for myself.”
Spann had a pulled muscle during the 400-meter dash at last year’s nationals in the AAU competition and took fourth.
Other locals who performed well at the county meet were Pompano Middle’s Carshalylah Harrison, who won the girls’ high jump in 4- 10.00 and placed fifth in the girls’ 400-meter dash (1:04.06). Deerfield Beach Middle School’s Sara Carroll was second in the girls’ high jump (4-08.00). Pompano Middle’s Sameria Gainer was third in the girls’ shot put with a toss of 27-01.50. Deerfield Beach Middle’s Taylor Broward was fifth in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles (18.88). Deerfield Beach Middle’s Sara Carroll was seventh in the 800-meter run (2:48.35).