VALDOSTA — The Bradwell Institute boys’ and girls’ track teams both placed in the top five of their divisions in the Harmon Viking/Vikette Invitational March 31 at Lowndes High School.
The BI boys’ team collected 11 medals in the 16 events for first place out of 15 teams.
The Tigers finished with an overall score of 107 points. Lowndes finished second with 69.
The BI girls collected four medals and finished fifth overall with a score of 60.5 points. Valdosta High won the girls’ team title with 107 points.
In the boys’ division, Bradwell’s Anthony Holsendolph finished first in the 400-meter dash in a time of 49.56 seconds. David Thornton and Wesley Worthy finished second and third, respectively, in the 1,600 run. Thornton timed in at 4:47.02, and Wesley finished in 4:49.46.
Thornton claimed the top spot in the 3,200 run in a time of 10:01.10. Worthy was third at 10:11.43.
The BI 4x400 relay team of Markell McKee, Holsendolph, Jahlil Witt and Rashod Harris earned first place in 3:24.06.
Holsendolph also earned second place in the high jump, clearing 6 feet, 2 inches. Marsalis Jackson and Joshua McCullan took second and third, respectively, in the long jump, as both boys cleared 21-6. McKee finished second in the triple jump by leaping 44-6.
“We have two big meets coming up and I am ready for big-time things at those competitions,” BI coach Brian Williams said. “I like where we are right now and am confident we will show that as late April gets here.”
Lady Tiger KeAndrea Ladson won the 100 dash in a time of 12.69 and was third in the triple jump with a leap of 35-5.
Senior Sherina Hornsby finished second in the 800 run with a personal-best 2:27. The 400 relay team of Candace Blair, Ladson, Nicole Jones and Allura Robertson also clocked its fastest time of the season, 49.68, which took third place.
Other performances of note include: Jaelin Sample, fourth in the 3,200 run and eighth in the 1,600 run; Alicia Santiago, sixth in the 3200 run, Aaliyah Howard, fifth in the 1,600 run; Blair, fifth in the 100 dash and sixth in the 200 dash; and Allura Robertson, seventh in the 200 dash.
“I look at this meet as we did what we needed to do,” Williams said. “It was a nice measuring stick, and there were some very talented teams competing. As a whole, some performances dropped off, but we also had a bunch of athletes set personal bests.”
The Tigers return to the road Friday to compete at the Statesboro Relays.