The Long County Blue Tide track and field team are bringing a few medals home to Ludowici after performing well at the state competition last weekend.
On Thursday, May 12, two individuals took home medals in their field events, while a relay team secured their place on the podium on Saturday, May 14, at the state meet at Carrollton High School.
In Thursday’s field events, senior Jada Freeman found her way onto the podium for the second year in a row, jumping 5’ and placing sixth overall.
Senior Patrick Wilson has been a dominant force for the Tide this season, breaking his own school record three different times and winning the Region 1-AAA championship in shot put.
Wilson ended up having the best overall finish on the Tide team as he placed third with a throw of 50’ 2”.
Later in the day on Thursday, the boys 4x200 team placed seventh in the preliminary heat and advanced to Saturday’s finals. The team consists of Tony Phillips, Christian Glenn, Tashawn Brown and Mason Cook.
On Saturday, the team broke the school’s record for fastest 4x200 time as they finished with a time of 1:30.94. They placed sixth overall.
Freeman, Wilson, Phillips and Cook all finish their track careers with medals, while Glenn, Brown and a host of other Tide athletes will return in 2023 for another run at a state championship.