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Long tracksters grab individual honors
Jada Freeman

The Long County Blue Tide consistently perform well at the state level of track and field and that was no different for this season. Over the weekend, the team competed in the state championships at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany with two taking home medals in individual competitions.

On Thursday, May 13, Jada Freeman competed in the girls high jump and the 300 meter hurdles preliminaries. In the high jump, Freeman set a mark of five feet, four inches, a new Long County High School record, and advanced to the finals later in the day where she placed sixth with a mark of five feet.

In the hurdles, Freeman failed to advance to the finals, but also set another Long County record of 49.76 seconds. Trinity Santiago ran in the 100 meter hurdles and did not advance to the finals, but did set a school record with 17.57 seconds.

In the boys events, Josh Valembrun had a good weekend as he ran a 50.56 in the preliminaries on Friday, May 14 and placed sixth. On Saturday, May 15, he finished in fifth place and set a new school record with a time of 50.26.

It was a great season for the track team as

ten total athletes advanced to the state championships. With only two of those individuals being seniors, the Blue Tide should have a chance to compete for a state title next season.


Josh Valembrun
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