Bradwell Institute’s varsity boys’ track team logged a solid performance at the ninth annual Plankenhorn Invitational last Thursday at Southeast Bulloch High School.
The BI boys scored 131 points to finish in second. Statesboro scored 177.5 to take first.
According to Tiger boys’ track coach DeAndre Davis, David Thorton won the 3200-meter run with a time of 10:06 seconds. Wesley Worthy finished third in the event.
Tiger discus thrower Sterling Burns won the discus with a toss of 132 feet. Davis reported that Lord Smith and Burns finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the shot put Markell McKee finished second in the triple Jump with a jump of 45 feet. The coach said that leap placed McKee in the national elite class.
Tiger Tony Britton finished in third in the long jump, clearing 20 feet, 10 inches. Anthony Holsendolph won the high jump at 6 feet, 4 inches. The coach said Thornton broke the school record in the 1600-meter run with a time of 4:32, winning the event.
Worthy finished third in the 1600 with a time of 4:38 seconds. Holsendolph placed first in the 400 meter dash with a time of 48.7 seconds. Ross Curry finished eighth in the 100-meter dash.
McKee won the 800-meter run with a time of 2:04, and Tiger Rashod Harris finished fourth. Holsendolph finished second in the 200-meter dash at 21.9 seconds.
“In the final event of the day, the boys’ 4x400 meter relay, Markell McKee, David Thornton, Jahlil Witt and Anthony Holsendolph edged out Statesboro with a time of 3:24.8,” Davis said. “The boys have finished second place in all four invitationals this year. There has been an average of 12 teams at each meet. We still have key members out and that has caused the team to pull together as one unit. All of the times have dropped the entire season. And at each meet, someone has either broken a record or exceeded their previous mark or times.”
The Tiger boys and girls were scheduled to compete at the Harmon-Viking Classic in Valdosta on Saturday. The Courier will post the results when they’re available.