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BI Tigers track team competes, places in Lowndes meet
BI track lowndes meet
The Bradwell Institute boys varsity track team competed and placed well at a meet in Lowndes County last weekend. - photo by Photo provided.

The Bradwell Institute boys track team competed in the Harmon’s Invitational this past weekend in Valdosta at Lowndes County High School. Some of the best high schools in South Georgia attended the meet, including Valdosta, Lowndes, Colquitt, Westover, Dougherty, Appling, Ware County, Tift and Thomas County Central. The Tigers finished second in the event. 

“The team missed the first place trophy by one and a half points,” said Coach DeAndre Davis. “I am very proud of my athletes, they fought hard until the very end.”

Shamar Rose once again dominated the 100 (10.74) and the 200 (21.61). He one first in both events. He was able to beat out Valdosta’s top sprinters in both events. He also ran the anchor leg on the winning 4 x 100m relay team (Devin Nash, David Spaulding, Quintarius Chapman, Shamar Rose) To top that off he ran the anchor leg on the third place 4 x 400m relay team (Kasim Upchurch, Ibn Irons, Tyriq Miller, Shamar Rose).

Devin Nash continues to drop times each week. He finished third in the 100 with a time of 11.00. Not bad for a freshman competing against a group of talented upperclassmen. He also dropped his time down to 22.58 in the 200. Kasim had a good showing in the 800. He finished second in the event. He missed first place by one second. His teammate Daruise Cooper got edged out at the line to finish fourth. “Both of these young men are extremely competitive,” Davis commented.

“Simon Steele continues to be a great leader on the team,” the coach added. Steele finished second in the 1600m run. In the 3200m run, he finished fifth. 

“The region championships will be here in three weeks,” Davis said. “He will be more than ready along with the rest of his teammates.”

David Spaulding finished second in the long jump and triple jump. 

“He really wanted to win both events,” according to Davis. 

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