STATESBORO — The Bradwell Institute girls’ and boys’ track and field teams opened the 2012 season with second-place finishes at Saturday’s Statesboro Invitational.
The Tiger boys earned 94 points, behind host Statesboro High School’s 112 points. The Lady Tigers scored 100.50 points to finish behind Lakeside, Evans, which scored 102.
According to girls’ track coach Brian Williams, Lady Tiger junior KeAndrea Ladson won both the 100-meter dash and the high jump and took second in the triple jump. Ladson cleared 37 feet, 7 inches in the triple jump, a mark that currently is the second-best in Georgia, according to ga.milesplit.com. Ladson tied with Anasteria Terrell from Howard High School for the individual high-point award with 31.50 points. Ladson also finished on the bronze 400 relay team and the silver 1600 relay team.
For the Tiger boys, senior standout Anthony Holsendolph, who recently signed to USC Upstate, earned the high-point award with 29.25 points after breaking the meet record in the 400 dash (50.33 seconds) and also finishing first in the high jump. He followed that with a second-place finish in the 200 dash.
Williams and boys’ track coach DeAndre Davis said numerous personal records were set by members of both teams. The BI boys captured two individual titles, four silver medals and three bronze medals as they fought for the lead with Statesboro throughout the day. The girls’ team captured three individual titles, four silver medals and two bronze medals. “Both teams were very close in bringing home the top trophies,” Davis said. “All phases helped to pull out victories, jumps, throwers, sprinters and distance runners. The coaching staff is very proud of all the athletes.”
Other medalists include: Jahlil Witt (800 run; triple jump, ranked fourth in state,) Markell McKee (800 run), Marsalis Jackson (long jump, ranked fifth in the state, Joshua McCullan (long jump, ranked in top 10 in state; triple jump, ranked fifth), Sterling Burns (discus), Candace Blair (400 relay, long jump), Shilo Davis (400 relay), Allura Robertson (400 relay), Sherina Hornsby (1600 relay, 3200 relay), Erina Veliz (1600 relay, 3200 relay), Katara Burks (1600 relay, 3200 relay), Aaliyah Howard (3200 relay), Alicia Santiago (3200 relay), Kimberlyn Jones (3200 relay), Jaelin Sample (3200 relay) and Remy Clark (3200 relay).
For a complete list of the Statesboro relay results, go to http://ga.milesplit.com/teams/Bradw/results/103670.