Frigid temperatures forced cancellation of Liberty County High School’s first track meet Thursday, but coach Nathan Mims said that hasn’t stopped training.
The coach said he has several returning athletes and thinks the girls are poised to win a region and state title.
“The 4x100 meter relay team finished in ninth place in state last year and we brought back the whole team,” Mims said. “Then we have Dejah Smith who will probably win the discus in state and Alyisha Anderson who can win triple jump.”
The coach said a bonus is the return of Destiny Hall and Jaelynn James. “They are both healthy this year,” he said.
The coach said they’ve also added a lot of new talent.
Mims said the boys’ team is also strong.
“Jaquel Richardson-Frasier, who made it to state last year, should win or place in the top eight at state. Chris Helvie should place or win pole vault. He placed ninth last year.”
Mims said the boys’ 4X100 relay team also returns strong and that Marc Dickey and Desmon Hines should do well in the 400 and 4x400 races.
“Miquail Evans can win the 110 and 300 meter hurdles in the region and make a great run at state,” Mims added. “I don’t think we ever had this much talent on both teams. I’m looking forward to a great season.”
The next Panther meet is at 4 p.m. Thursday at home.