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BI track wins invitational, tennis qualifies for state
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This years team includes, from left, Tjorn Hyatt, DAnthony Russell, Jacob Solomon, Johnathan Watson, Aaron Dowers, Patrick Cochran and Kinley Glass. Not pictured are Adam Scharnagl, Dylan Smith and Clayton Gilroy. - photo by Photo provided.

Bradwell Institute’s boys track and field team won over seven strong regional teams at the 13th annual Plankenhorn Invitational in Brooklet.

Coach DeAndre Davis praised the team.

"The way they competed was something to watch," he said. "These young men continue to push and motivate each other. I am very proud of them."

The Tigers won with a total score of 122, followed by Wayne County 119, Statesboro 93, South Effingham 88, Benedictine 72, Liberty 50, and Effingham 38.

Individual standouts were Brandon Williams, Da’Shaun Coleman, Simon Steeel, Daruise Cooper.

Williams captured three medals and continues to step up his game weekly, his coach said, adding that his hard work in practice has paid off in meets throughout the season.

DeShaun Coleman was equally as impressive with four medals and, the coach said, senior leadership that motivates the team and enhances performances.

In the distance events, Steele and Cooper, who the coach called the heart and soul of the team, continue to drop times at every meet.

The Regional 2-AAAAAA championships will be Wednesday at Bradwell’s track complex. The meet begins at 8 a.m.

Top 5 individual results:

Bradwell boys


Shamar Rose 4th


Shamar Rose 3rd

Cedric Dolphin 4th


Da’Shaun Coleman 1st

Anthony McClinton 5th

800m run

Daruise Cooper 3rd

1600m run

Simon Steele 5th

110m hurdles

Brandon Williams 3rd

300m hurdles

Brandon Williams 2nd

Ibn Irons 5th


(Coleman, McClinton, Dolphin, Rose) 2nd


(Coleman, McClinton, Starr, Williams) 3rd

High jump

Da’Shaun Coleman 1st

Cedric Golphin 4th

Triple jump

Ronald Canty 2nd

Shot put

KJ Milner 1st


KJ Milner 4th

De’Leon Madria 5th

Liberty County girls

100m dash

Santana Robinson 1st

200m dash

Asiayna Achane 1st

800m run

Zaiyah Savoy 5th

100m hurdles

Te’Jada Smith 2nd

300m hurdles

Asiayna Achane 1st

Te’Jada Smith 2nd


Relay Team 1st

4x100 throwers

Relay Team 1st


Relay team 4th

High jump

Tynia Freeman 3rd

Long jump

Dominique Roberts 3rd

Shikara Samuels 4th

Triple jump

Shikara Samuels 1st

Essence Oliphant 4th


Javonna Johnson 1st

Brianea LeBlanc 3rd

Shot put

T’mya Bullard 3rd

Eboni Richards 4th

Liberty County boys

400m dash

Tamaurio Jenkins 3rd

110m hurdles

Keymiiah Bennett 2nd

300m hurdles

Nick Miller 3rd


Relay Team 5th

Pole vault

Josiah Thompson 5th


Enrika Tolbert 1st

Shot Put

Enrika Tolbert 4th


Bradwell’s boys tennis team qualified for the state tournament representing Region 2-AAAAAA by defeating Brunswick High School on April 9.

Coach Ken Scharnagl, who has coached the team for the past six seasons, said, "I am very proud of this group of players. They have worked very hard this season, and I’ve seen steady improvement from all my players. This is a special accomplishment this year for our team. Seven of our 10 boys are seniors, and several players have been on the team for three years. It’s a great way to finish."

On Tuesday, fourth seeded Bradwell will take on the No. 1 1-AAAAAA seed, Coffee County, in the first round of the tournament.

Players competing for the Tigers are Tjorn Hyatt, D’Anthony Russell, Jacob Solomon, Johnathan Watson, Aaron Dowers, Patrick Cochran, Kinley Glass, Adam Scharnagl, Dylan Smith and Clayton Gilroy.

Bradwell finished the regular season 10-7, and 3-3 in region play.

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