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Lady Panthers track takes fourth in region
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The Lady Panthers track team finished fourth at the region meet and two came home as region champs in their respective event.

Jana Jones took first in the discus throw, hitting 114’ 4". According to assistant track coach Nathan Mims, it was the third best throw in the state in region AAA.

Kourtney Alexander claimed first place in the pole vault after practicing for the event only two weeks.

Mims said last season the girls had only one person qualify for state. This year three Lady Panthers will take the trip to Albany May 14.

In addition to Jones and Alexander, Neisha Walthour earned a spot by placing second in the long jump.

"The girls team had an inner victory," Mims said. "They set personal records that we tried to set all year at the region finals. The 4x100m, 4x400m, 300 hurdles, 800m, pole vault, triple jump and 100 hurdles all had new best times. My hat goes off to the girls and all the effort they put into this season."


Region results

Jana Jones: 1st place discus, 5th shot put

Kourtney Alexander: 1st pole vault, 6th triple jump

Niesha Walthour: 2nd long jump, 3rd 100 hurdles, 4x100m, 4x400m

Courtney Rhodes: 3rd discus

Nazerene Hines: 3rd 4x100m, 5th 100m

Tyshunn Williams: 3rd 4x100m, 4th 100m

Unika Williams: 3rd 4x100m, 4x400m, 5th high jump

Kayleen Watson: 3rd 4x400m, 6th 400m

Nakyus Dean: 3rd 4x400m

Jasmine DebBrossard: 5th 800m

Precious Williams: 4th 300 hurdles

Shontavia Clay: 8th 400m

Alexis Clinton: 7th 1600m

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