Several members of the Bradwell Institute track team competed at the AAAAA-Sectional meet last weekend and qualified for the upcoming state meet.
Lady Tiger Brianna Johnson was the lone Lady Tiger heading to state. She made the state meet in her best event, the triple jump. Johnson cleared 36-feet, 8.5-inches to qualify for Thursday’s state meet in Albany.
In the boys division, Chris Jackson qualified for state in the 100 and 200 meter dashes.
“This young man went up against the fastest guy in Georgia in the 100 and the 200,” Tiger track coach DeAndre Davis said. “He broke the school record in the 200, which was set by Kevin Hallmon last year. Chris ran his best time of 21.4 seconds (in the 200). He has the third fastest time in the state. Chris also ran a personal best of 10.65 in the 100 m dash. With that time, he has the second fastest time in the state. The school record is an impressive 10.59, which was set back in 1976. He plans on breaking that record at the state championships next week in Jefferson.”
Jackson also qualified for state in the high jump clearing 6 feet, 2 inches.
“He is currently the No. 2 jumper in the state of Georgia,” Davis said.
Freshman Tiger Imari Hurte jumped 22 feet, 3 inches in the long jump to qualify for state. He was the only freshman from any school to make the finals, Davis said.
Luther Echols qualified in the shot put with a throw of 48 feet. Terrius Crimiel qualified in the 110 and the 300 meter hurdles.
“Ty Gowen did not qualify for state, but he had a leap of 10 feet in the pole vault,” Davis said noting it was Gowen’s personal best. Davis said Gowen was the only freshman competing in the pole vault at sectionals.
Davis was once again chosen as the Region Coach of the year. He was also chosen Track Coach of the Year by the Savannah Morning News.