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Boys track competes at Reese Hoffa Invitational
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Left to right: Kasim Upchurch, Ibn Irons, Dariuse Cooper, and Derrick Ham pose for a photo at their invitational last weekend. - photo by Photo provided.

Bradwell Institute’s boys track team competed in the Reese Hoffa Invitational last weekend in Augusta.


The boys won the meet by 32 points, making it a team effort, according to Coach DeAndre Davis. The Tigers won the 4x800 and 4x100 meter relays, the 100 and 200 meter sprints, and the 110 and 300 meter hurdles.


Shamar Rose was the high point leader with 22.5 points. Several Tigers scored in double figures: Ibn Irons scored with 22 points; David Spaulding with 18.5 points; Kasim Upchurch with 17.5 points; Devin Nash with 15.5 points; Brandon Williams with 12 points; Daruise Cooper with 10.5 points; and Malcolm Currie with 10 points.


Rose and Nash dominated the sprints, Davis said. Rose ran in 21.75 seconds, making him number one in all classifications. Rose is also ranked number one in the 100 meter spring after week one. Nash, a freshman, is ranked 8th in the 100 meter and 10th in the 200 meter sprint. Both will continue to improve as the season progresses, David added.


Irons and Williams won both of their hurdle events. The young men gain more and more confidence as the week continues, Davis said. Distance-wise, Cooper and Upchurch rose to the challenge over the weekend, Davis continued. Cooper, Upchurch and Simon Steele will compete every week in distance events.


Spaulding, Nash and Tyriq Miller are set to improve in the jumps area, Davis said. Bradwell is ranked above six other teams, with 176 total points. The team is headed to Atlanta Feb. 23 to compete in the Early Bird Invitational.


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