South Florida car accident survivor makes Dade County history at the state track meet | Miami Herald

South Florida car accident survivor makes Dade County history at the state track meet | Miami Herald

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Homestead’s Isaac Lipscomb became the first adaptive track and field athlete to compete and win state titles at the state championships on Friday afternoon at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

Lipscomb won the adaptive shot put and 800 meter race.

Lipscomb won the shot put with a throw of 22-3.5. He also won the 800 with a time of 3:16.75.

Lipscomb, who recently set national records in the shot put and javelin at the Dixie Games in Pasco County, is competing in adaptive track for the first time this season.

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Lipscomb, a former wide receiver/defensive back at Homestead, was the sole survivor of an automobile accident in November 2016 that left him paralyzed from the waist down.

Lipscomb took up the sport this season and has competed in several major meets since. He will race in the adaptive 200 meters on Saturday.

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In addition to Lipscomb’s victories, South Florida secured three boys’ state championships in distance races.

Coral Gables’ Cavan Wilson won a state title in the 3200 meters with a time of 9:14.42. Calvary Christian’s Danny Ferro and Piper’s Sukeil Foucha each won state titles in the 800 meters as well.

Ferro ran a time of 1:52.12 to edge Jacksonville Bolles’ Chase Rivera’s time of 1:52.71 in the Class 2A race. Foucha ran 1:55.13 to win the 800 title in Class 4A.

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