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Tiger thin clads turn into golden Rams
Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and parents Jeffrey and Michelle Harris, Frank and Cynthia Jordan and Gloria and Wilson Brown watch as their sons, Larry Henry, Deron Jordan and Keddrick Brown sign track scholarships to Albany State University. The elite thin clads placed well in state and Brown will join his older brother Teddrick as well as fellow Bradwell alumni Charles Ball at Albany. - photo by By Patty Leon / Coastal Courier


Tigers sign with Albany State

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After a seventh place showing for AAAAA state track, the Tigers' continue to shine on the track as three elite performers were chosen to receive full scholarships to Albany State University.
Larry Henry, who placed first in the high jump and tied a school record at 7', also took seventh place in the triple jump. He said he fell in love with track when he started with the Liberty County Recreation Department three years ago.
He said he was surprised when he took first place at state saying he really was not expecting it. His parents, Michelle and Jeffrey Harris, said the full scholarship eases the strain of the financial requirements of attending college.
"I'm so excited for him," Michelle Harris said. "I'm just tickled to death about the whole thing. To know he gets to go to school and then to see he is going with two of his friend is just great."
Deron Jordan took the AAAAA state championship in the shot put with a throw of 53' and fellow Tiger Keddrick Brown also placed with a throw of 47'.
Brown said his older brother Teddrick went to Albany on a track scholarship. He said that opened the door for him when the coach, who is impressed with his brother, asked to see the younger Brown throw the shot put. Keddrick said he showed the coach his stuff and that was all it took to join his brother and fellow Bradwell alumni Charles Ball.
Jordan's parents, Frank and Cynthia Jordan, said they were proud of their son. Jordan said he is going to pursue a marketing degree, while Henry said he is going to study political science. Brown said he is pursuing a degree in physical therapy.
All three were selected by Albany State after their spectacular performance at the GHSA state track meet held last weekend.

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