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May 7, 2021
Three members of the 2021 OCP Track team competed in the FHSAA 1A State Championships at University of North Florida's Hodges Stadium in four events Friday morning - junior Jasmyne Wright (Girls Long Jump and Girls Triple Jump), sophomore Siarah Brown (Girls 400m Dash) and freshman Alexis Garcia (Boys 400m Dash), and all finished in the Top 8 earning medals, with Wright finishing 3rd in the Triple Jump.
Entering the triple jump state finals with the 4th best qualifying time, Wright jumped a personal and season-best 10.90m (35' 9.25") in her third attempt of four to finish 3rd in the state. In the long jump, her first attempt of 4.63m (15' 2.25") was the best attempt of the day, earning 10th overall among 16 competitors.
In the girls 400m Dash, Brown raced in the 2nd of two heats with the Top 8 qualifying runners from Regionals to a new personal and season-best time of 58.69 seconds. She earned 7th place and a spot on the medal stand. This was the second consecutive race Siarah had set a personal and season-best record. The first-place winning time was 56.62 seconds.
In the boys 400m Dash, Garcia ran 51.55 seconds to earn 8th place and a spot on the medal stand. The first-place time was 49.41. Alexis also raced in the 2nd of two heats with the Top 8 qualifying runners from Regionals.
Congratulations to Jasmyne, Siarah and Alexis on their outstanding finish to the track season, and all the Warriors that competed hard during the track season giving their best efforts in every meet and event.
Thanks to Coach Rhymer, Coach Goldson and Coach Demosthenes for their time, energy, and efforts to bring out the best in every middle and high school student that made the commitment to track and field this season.
We look forward to the 2022 track season!
The OCP Softball team opened their inaugural playoff game as district champions on Wednesday against a familiar opponent, Legacy Charter Academy, at home in the Class 2A Regional Quarterfinals. The familiarity produced a familiar outcome as the Lady Warriors defeated the Eagles 5-1 behind a complete game pitching performance by sophomore Grace Thomas.
Thomas pitched seven full innings struck out six batters, allowing four hits, and one earned run, which came in the top of the second inning.
Offensively, OCP (16-7) jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Legacy made some good defensive plays to keep OCP off the basepads in the next three innings.
In the bottom of the 5th inning, after drawing a walk, sophomore Carlee Cruz added the first of two runs in the inning with good base-running. Then, freshman Aracelis Jimenez beat out a throw to first after laying down a bunt then stole second and third base to set up another score. Jimenez stole three of the teams five bases in the game.
Freshman Mia Rosario, who was snagging balls out of the air at shortstop as the Eagles tried to produce hits in the middle innings, doubled in the bottom of the 6th inning and then scored the team's 5th and final run of the ball game before a lightning delay held off the celebration for several minutes.
After the delay, Thomas closed the book on the Eagles and the Lady Warriors with their fans celebrated the program's first playoff victory in school history.
OCP will host the Mt. Dora Christian Academy Bulldogs, who defeated Trinity Christian Academy (Deltona) 4-0, on Tuesday May 11, 4:30 pm at Azalea Park Little League in the regional semifinals.
The Lady Warriors are ranked 10th in the latest MaxPreps FHSAA Class 2A rankings. Mt. Dora Christian Academy is ranked 4th. The teams have played four common opponents, Foundation Academy (Winter Garden), Legacy Charter Academy (Ocoee), Trinity Catholic (Ocala) and Trinity Christian Academy (Deltona). MDCA is 6-0 in those contests scoring an average of 9.33 runs per game. OCP is 8-1 in those contests with an average of 10.33 runs scored per game. The only loss was to Trinity Catholic by a score of 4-3.
Admission will be $7. Temperature checks will be done at the gate and face coverings must be worn by spectators.
On Saturday May 1, three OCP Warriors advanced to the state track and field championships in four events after outstanding performances in the FHSAA 1A Region 2 meets held in Gainesville.
Junior Jasmyne Wright (G triple jump), sophomore Siarah Brown (G 400m), and freshman Alexis Garcia (B 400m) won first place in regionals to earn an invitation to the state finals. Wright also finished second in the long jump to earn an invitation to state as well.
Wright had the top two triple jump scores at regionals. She jumped 10.57m (34' 8.25") in her fourth and final attempt that was actually further than her third attempt of 10.54m. Jasmyne won the 1A District 8 championship in this event with season-best mark of 10.73m (35' 2.5"). The 10.57m score was the 4th best qualifying seed mark heading into the state tournament.
In the long jump, Wright jumped to a season and personal-best 4.91m (16' 1.5") in her third attempt, which surpassed her first jump of 4.89m (16' 0.5"). Despite the high mark, a competitor from Trenton HS jumped 5.05m (16' 7") in her third attempt as well to finish first. Wright won the 1A District 8 championships in the long jump with a score of 4.82m (15' 9.75").
Brown raced to season and personal best in the 400m dash with her first score under 1 minute, 59.47. She also won the 1A District 8 championship with a time of 1:00.44. Siarah also ran the 100m and 200m in regionals finishing 6th in those events finishing with a season and personal-best 13.04 in the 100m dash. The 59.47 score was the 5th fastest qualifying time and seed mark heading into the state tournament.
In the Boys 400m Dash, Garcia ran a personal and season-best 50.91 with an impressive final 60m close to the race. He also won the 1A District 8 championship in this event with a time of 52.39. Alexis also finished third in the long jump and ran on the 4x100m relay team at regionals. Garcia's 50.91 was the 7th best qualifying seed mark heading into the state tournament.
The 1A State Championships will be held Friday May 7 at the University of North Florida - Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla. Admission is $12 per session if purchased in advance, and $15 if purchased day of the event. Video streaming of the event will be available via the NFHS Network. For more information on the event, CLICK HERE.
Event and Race Times on May 7:
8:00 AM Girls Long Jump (feat. Jasmyne Wright)
9:30 AM Girls Triple Jump (feat. Jasmyne Wright)
Noon Girls/Boys 400m Dash* (feat. Siarah Brown and Alexis Garcia)
*All Running Events are seeded by region meet mark. The fastest competitors and region champions will be placed in the second heat of each sprint event.
Send Jasmyne, Siarah and Alexis your best wishes and prayers as they travel to Jacksonville with God's hand to lift them up.
May 4, 2021 -- ORLANDO
The OCP Varsity Softball hosts their first FHSAA Regional Quarterfinals contest as district champions against (Ocoee) Legacy Charter on Wednesday May 5, 2021, 4:30 pm at Azalea Park Little League softball field.
The Lady Warriors (15-7) take on the district 5 runner-up for the third time this season. OCP defeated the Eagles twice by a combined score of 23 -1. In the last meeting on April 1, sophomore Grace Thomas and freshman Aracelis Jimenez combined to pitch a no-hit shutout, with three walks and 11 strikeouts in seven innings. Freshman Naya Rosario went 3-for-3 in 4 plate appearances, scoring four times with 3 RBI. Rosario walked, doubled, tripled and hit a home run. Freshman Lexi Perez went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI and one run scored while stealing four bases.
Admission is $7.00. Gate will be open to fans one hour before game time. Temperature checks will be administered. Only FHSAA State Series Passes will be accepted. The game will be played at Azalea Park Little League, home field for Warriors Softball (1 Carol Ave. Orlando 32807).
The winner of this game advances to the Regional Semifinals against the winner of Trinity Christian Academy at Mt. Dora Christian Academy on May 11. The FHSAA Class 2A State Semifinals and Finals will be held in Clermont on May 18 and 19, respectively.
OCP Softball Game Day Protocol
April 30 -- OVIEDO
The top-seeded OCP Lady Warriors softball team won the school's first district championship in softball on Thursday with an 11-1 victory in 5 innings over Trinity Christian Academy (Deltona). It was the third meeting in the last four games against the Eagles as OCP (15-7) closed the regular season with a double-header sweep 13-2 and 12-2 on April 22.
Freshman Aracelis Jimenez pitched the complete game allowing just 3 hits, 1 ER and 5 strikeouts. She also was 2-for-3 in four plate appearances, scoring three times and driving in 1 RBI. Sophomore Grace Thomas was 3-for-4 at the plate scoring three times with 1 RBI and freshman Naya Rosario was 2-for-3 with 3 RBI and one run scored.
OCP scored four runs in the top of the 2nd and 4th innings before scoring the decisive two runs in the top of the 5th inning that forced the 10-run rule into effect when TCA came to bat in the bottom of the 5th inning.
The Lady Warriors opened the 2A District-6 5-team tournament with a bye and then a 6-3 victory over 4-seed Geneva School. OCP is currently on a 5-game winning streak.
With the win, OCP will host an opening game in Class 2A Region 2 against Legacy Charter (Ocoee) on May 5. The Lady Warriors have defeated the Eagles (13-10) in the two previous meetings, 14-1 (February 16) and 9-0 (April 1). Game time will either be 4p or 7p. Admission is $7. Tickets must be purchased using the ticket app, GoFAN.