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Tide boys finish second at region track meet
Long County boys, girls win eight region titles
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SAVANNAH -- The Long County Blue Tide track and field teams had a successful showing at the region meet Thursday and Friday, with 20 individuals and teams qualifying for the state sectionals and eight winning region championships.

The boys finished second in the region as a team, just four points behind champion Savannah Christian.

France Smith won the region championship in the girls high jump with a height of 5 feet, 4 inches and Amire Saunders won the region championship in the girls long jump with a distance of 16-6.5.

Smith also won the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 15.99 seconds, and won the 300 hurdles in 47.98.

The 4x800 meter boys relay team of Shawn Young, Demonte Clark, Trent Rutherford, and Trevor Kuchar won with a time of 8:53.99.

Jesse Magly won the boys 100 meter dash with a time of 10.81 and later finished second in the 200 meter dash.

The boys 4x100 meter team won that race with a time of 43.90.

Young finished his day with a region championship in the 3200 meter run with a time of 10:41.759.

Macey Higgason placed second in the girls 3,200 meter run, Sala Tiapula placed third in the girls discus throw and the 4x800 meter team, consisting of Kaley Hunter, Kaylee Kennard, Higgason, and Tamiya Copeland, finished third in that race.

On the boys side, Young placed second in the 1600 meter run and Cortney Charles placed third in the discus throw.

Saunders finished third in the girls 100 meter dash, Higgason finished third in the 1600 meter run, Wyatt Huston finished second in the boys 400 meter dash, and Tyler Gamble finished third and Andre Mills finished fourth in the boys 300 meter hurdles.

The boys finished with 135 points as a team, finishing behind Savannah Christian’s 139 in the run for the team region championship.

All qualifiers will compete in the state sectionals May 4 at Columbus State University. 

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