The younger members of the Bradwell Institute cross country team finished first at the Georgia Florida Border Clash Invitational on Sept. 12, on Jekyll Island.
According to cross country coach Ken Griffin, the JV team was led by sophomores Jeremy Motley, Will Davis, Ethan Ewing, Jony Colindras and Thomas Killough, who combined for a team score of 34.
Other runners aiding the Tiger team were Saulo Encarncion, Cody Smith, Josh McMullen and Jahmal Wright.
Griffin said the varsity boys placed 10th in field of 14 teams. They were led by senior Anthony Motley, who placed 27 of 106 runners.
"We continue to see improvement in our runners," Griffin said. "Each of them continue to shave time off of their runs."
The coach said the race course at Jekyll featured hills, something the runners had to adjust to."The guys informed the girls they needed to prepare for them, especially the second hill," Griffin said. "They said it was definitely a point that would slow you down."
The coach said he was especially pleased with Chris Payne and Ryan Smith because both were sick the week before the race, but participated and placed well.
Griffin said the girls placed ninth in a field of 12. Senior Camille Jackson led the Lady Tigers, finishing seventh out of 86 runners and setting a new BI record.
"Camille Jackson set a new school record for the 5k with a time of 22:39, breaking the old record by 20 seconds," the coach said."
"Running three miles isn’t easy, especially since I’m participating in two sports: volleyball and cross country," Jackson said. "It is a sense of satisfaction when I get a new personal record. It’s also kind of fun."
20.13 Anthony Motley
21.08 Zach Motes
22.15 Cody Graham
23.23 Wesley Worthy
23.35 Chris Payne
28.41 Ryan Smith
23.35 Camille Jackson
26.37 Alexandrea Drennan
27.00 Kaylie Durham
28.52 Sherina Hornsby
29.08 Kissimee Herring