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BI 11th, Liberty 14th at boys state meet
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Liberty County High Schools Jarquel Richardson had two top-four placings at last weekends state boys track-and-field meet.

The Bradwell Institute boys’ track team placed 11th overall at the Georgia Olympics track meet last weekend in Jefferson.
According to coach DeAndre Davis, Tigers Desman Martin, Chris Jackson, Kevin Hallmon and Terrius Crimiel competed at the meet and led the team to finish 11th out of 52 teams.
“This was a great accomplishment with only four athletes competing,” he said.
“Desman Martin tied with the guy who won second place. Because of the wind gauge, he finished third overall,” the coach said.
The coach said Martin and Crimiel were the only athletes with any state experience, but Jackson and Hallmon held their own.
“They raced against some of the best sprinters in the state,” Davis said, adding that his athletes ran against Banneker sprinter Ryan Clark, who broke the state record in three events. “It was great to be running against a world-class sprinter. All of the athletes except Chris Jackson were named to the Best of Prep sports first-team All Coastal Empire.”
Here were the BI place winners:
• Desman Martin — third place, long jump (22 feet, 8 inches)
• Kevin Hallmon — fourth place, 200-meter dash (21.67 seconds)
• Kevin Hallmon — sixth place, 100 dash (11.03)
• Chris Jackson — seventh place, 100 dash (11.11)
• Terrius Crimiel — ninth place, triple jump (43-11); 11th place-preliminaries, 300 hurdles (40.57)

Liberty County
High School
The Liberty County High School boys’ track-and-field team placed 14th overall at the Georgia High School state track meet last weekend in Jefferson, according to LCHS coach Nathan Mims.
Mims said the team had a shot of placing a bit higher, but Liberty’s 4x100-meter relay team and 200 dash runner Patrick Williams had disqualifying runs in the preliminaries.
“In the 4x100, we accidentally ran out of our lane,” the coach said. The team had the second-fastest time going into the finals. He added that Williams had the third-fastest time in the 200 before he was disqualified for stepping into another lane.
“Overall, we did great,” Mims said.
Panther Jarquel Richardson placed second in the 300 hurdles, finishing the race in 38.44 seconds. Richardson also placed fourth in the 200 run with a time of 22.1 seconds.
“Jarquel has the biggest heart of any athlete I have ever met so far,” Mims said. “His two races were back-to-back, and he was able to place in both.”
Williams placed eighth in the 100 dash at 11.1.

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