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Bradwell's young athletes are improving
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Even though prom prompted many of BI's seasoned track athletes from competing, the Tigers placed fifth at the Statesboro Track Classic March 24. - photo by Stock photo

Bradwell Institute’s men’s track team continues to make great strides with a very young team. On March 24, the Tigers competed in the 8th Annual Statesboro Track Classic.

With many of the seasoned athletes unable to participate due to prom, the team still finished fifth with many strong performances by underclassmen.

Sophomore De’Leon Madria won the discus with a throw of 132 feet, 11 inches. This was Madria’s best throw of the season by 40 feet. Keith Milner continued his winning ways in the shot put. He’s only lost one event this year and is currently ranked No. 2 in the state. Anthony McClinton and Daniel Griffith both had vaults of 9 feet in the pole vault. Simon Steele finished third in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters. Shamar Rose continues to improve in the 100 and 200 meter is currently ranked No. 2 in the state in the 200 meter. Rose is ranked No. 1 in Region 2-AAAAAA in both the 100 and 200 meters.

"This is our last track meet before spring break," Coach DeAndre Davis said. "After we come back from break, we will have two more weeks before the region championships. I am very proud of my team. They have really worked their way from the bottom. I am excited to see how they do at region, sectionals and state. Several records from the 80’s could possibly go down before the end of the year."

The region meet will be held at BI.

The team traveled to Brooklet on Friday to participate in the Plankenhorn Invitational. Other teams at the meet include Wayne County, Statesboro, South Effingham, Liberty County, Benedictine, Appling, Telfair County, Windsor Forest.

Tennis: The Tigers took on Glynn Academy and Effingham County in region play, and suffered tough losses to both teams.

Despite these losses against two of the best teams in the region, Bradwell rallied to beat Bryan County High School and the Tigers continue to have great morale and a winning spirit to finish out the final match of the year Friday at BI.

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