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POSTED: March 21, 2014 10:17 a.m.

The Bradwell girls’ track team took first place and the boys’ team was third at the Swamp Relays on Saturday in Waycross.
The Lady Tigers tallied 106 points to beat host school Ware County (80) and Camden County (75). Camden County won the boys division (140.50). Effingham County placed second with 130 points and Bradwell recorded 105.83 points.
Tiger Ziere Diggs earned second place for overall performance after winning two events.
Girls’ top finishes:
NaShae Harden and Nicole Jones, eighth in the 100-meter hurdles; Tierra Mathis, 12th in the 100 dash; Aaliyah Howard, second in the 1600 run; Alicia Santiago, seventh in the 1600 run; Nicole Jones, fourth in the 200 run; NaShae Harden, ninth in the 300 hurdles; Alicia Santiago, third in the 3200 run; Aaliyah Howard, fourth in the 3200 run; Katara Burks, fourth in the 400 run; Michaela Calvin, fifth in the 400 run
Boys
Isiah Barnes, 11th in the 100 run; LeBaron Anthony, 16th in the 100 run; Ziere Diggs, first in the 110 hurdles; Terrius Crimiel, 12th in the 110 hurdles; Jamorris Hill, second in the 1600 run; Jacoby Hardy, eighth in the 1600 run; LeBaron Anthony, eighth in the 200 run; Isiah Barnes, 14th in the 200 run; Ziere Diggs, first in the 300 hurdles; Terrius Crimiel, ninth in the 300 hurdles; Jacoby Hardy, fourth in the 3200 run; Chris Lyles, seventh in the 3200 run; Martin Desman, 13th in the 400 run; William Brady, 19th in the 400 run

LIBERTY COUNTY
The Panthers and Lady Panthers participated in the Bob Hayes Invitational Meet last Saturday in Jacksonville.
Panther Freddie McSwain took the top prize the boys’ high jump with a leap of 6-feet, 8-inches.
“We did very well in this meet,” LCHS track coach Nathan Mims said. “We are a very young team, and we have a lot of room for improvement … our ceiling is far from being reached. This was a national-level track meet and a lot of athletes placed at really great times.”
McSwain, a senior, said only one thing crossed his mind as he prepared for the high jump.
“I wanted to make all my jumps with no scratches,” he told the coach.
Here are the LCHS athletes  who placed in the top 25:
Boys
Freddie McSwain, first in the high jump (6-8); Christian Evans, 22nd place in the long Jump (20-1) and 20th in the triple jump (40-9); Demetrius Anderson, 13th in the 1600-meter run (4 minutes, 53.1 seconds)
Girls
Courtney Bennett, third in the discus  (127-4.5) and 13th in the shot put (34-1); Dejah Smith, 11th in the discus (87-11); Alysha Anderson, 18th in the triple jump (33-7.5)

 

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