USF signee Joyer wins state shot put title
Wesley Chapel senior Kamran Joyer, who is coming to USF this fall as an offensive lineman, easily won the Class 3A state title in the shot put Friday. Joyer's winning mark of 59 feet, 7.5 inches was nearly seven feet farther than his closest competitor.
Joyer is the fourth USF football signee to win a state championship in track this month -- sprinters Kayvon Webster, Derrick Hopkins and Sterling Griffin were on Miami Monsignor Pace's winning 4-by-100 relay last week, and Hopkins won the individual titles in the 100 and 200 meters.
Another USF signee, Hillsborough running back Lindsey Lamar, qualified for three sprint events Friday after winning the 100, 200 and 400 meters at regionals. But he failed to qualify for the 200 finals, and after posting the fourth-fastest qualifying time in the 100, he was disqualified in the final due to a false start. He qualified for the final in the 400 meters, but elected not to run.
In addition to his state title in the shot put, Joyer also placed seventh in the discus with a mark of 149 feet, 10 inches.