Both the Destin Middle School boys and girls track teams finished in first place in tri-meets Wednesday afternoon with Meigs of Shalimar and Liza Jackson. The meet was held at Fort Walton Beach High School.

“We have had an impressive start to this season, with many new faces and seasoned returners,” said Destin Coach Tina Barron. “Our boys and girls have shown great promise, and seem poised for a very strong finish. I am excited to see their gains as we progress through the spring.”

The Lady Marlins took first and second place in the discus, and swept first through third in the shot put.

Taylor Flint took first in the discus at 74.10 and third in shot put. Maria Manthey took second in discus at 74.3. First in shot put was Vivian Natonio, 25.4 ½ and second was Landry Fell, 24.1.

As for the boys, they took first and second in the discus with Ryan Driscoll out in front at 123.45 feet and Massimo Grisotto, 105.7 feet.

Spencer MacKenzie won the shot put at 35.6 ½.

In the long jump, both the boys and girls took second place. Sara Crew leaped 13 ½ feet, and Tabious Thompson, 16.3 feet.

In the 100-meter dash, the Destin girls took first and boys second. First in for girls was Flint with 13.37 and Antwone Walker, 12.87 for the boys.

In the 4-x-100 relay, Destin claimed first in both boys and girls. The girl’s team was made up of Flint, Kendall Hewitt, Phoebe Fortenberry, Shakirah Williams, 55.45 seconds. Making up the boy team were Anthony Ordonez, William Bevenour, Thompson, and Antwone Walker, 51.34 seconds.

The Destin girls took first and third in the 200, Ashlyn Fernandez, 28.9; and Fortenberry, 29.97, while the boys came in third, Will Bevenour, 27.2; and Anthony Ordonez, 27.32.

In the 400, the Lady Marlins won first and second, Abigail Kline, 1:06; and Kida Bailey, 1:09.

The boys came in second in the 400 with Maddax Fayard crossing at 1:02, and Sandro Ciurleo close behind at 1:05.

In the 4-x-400 relay both the Destin girls and boys earned first place finishes.

Flint, Kida Bailey, Kendall, Abigail Kline took first for the girls at 4:46.

Ordonez, Fayard, Bevenour and Michael O'Leary came in first at 4:09.

O’Leary anchored the team and ran a 58 second 400 meter after having won both the mile, 5:21, and 800, 2:25.

Sophie Kellogg took first in the mile for Destin at 5:58.

In the 800, the girls swept first through third with Amelia Kline at 2:42; Kellogg, 2:43; and Sara Crews, 2:46.

In the sprint medley, the girls took first while the boys came in second. Running for the girls were Hollyn Cate Henderson, Hannah Blanton, Brianna Horne and Lexi Roberts, 2:10.

Placing second for the boys at 2:05 were Jack Tenholder, Marcus Rockwell, Kirch Bright and Daniil Baturyn.