Liberty County High School’s Courtney Bennett took first place in the discus throw for Class AAAA at the Georgia High School Association girls state track championship. The state track meet in Albany started Thursday morning and was slated to wrap up late Saturday, weather permitting.
Although the GHSA track committee still is compiling and tabulating the results for the meet, some results from earlier field events are posted on gamilesplit.com.
Bennett won first place in discus with a toss of 122 feet, 9 inches. She placed 11th in the shot put with a throw of 33 feet.
Bennett’s father, Aaron Bennett Sr., said a slight groin injury prevented his daughter from achieving a first-place shot put throw.
Just last week, Bennett signed a track scholarship to Jacksonville State University.
Lady Panther Alyisha Anderson placed ninth overall in the triple jump at 35 feet, 2 inches.
The Liberty girls were seventh overall in Class AAAA.
The Lady Tigers of Bradwell Institute began their track and field events Friday. According to the finals posted online, Lady Tiger Dayonna Wynn placed 15th in the high jump at 4 feet, 8 inches. Katara Burks placed 14th in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 2 inches.
Burks, Wynn, Brianna Johnson, Naomi Williams and Michaela Calvin placed 14th in the 4x400 relay. According to gamilesplit.com, the Lady Tigers did not place in the finals.
The Liberty and Bradwell boys begin their state meet next weekend in Jefferson.