Bradwell’s track teams continue to do well.
On March 14, they were at the Swamp relays hosted by Ware County High School. The Lady Tigers placed third overall and the Tiger boys finished fifth overall in 16 events scored.
The boys bounced back last Saturday, finishing first at the Tiger Relays at BI. The Lady Tigers finished third overall. The meet hosted 15 teams with more than 300 athletes in attendance.
According to boys’ coach DeAndre Davis the boys had to beat out powerhouse Camden County to earn first.
Davis said the kids continue to improve and have stepped into voids left by last year’s graduating class of athletes.
He said Miracle Fata is pacing the girls’ team, averaging 12 points a week.
Currently, Lady Tiger Katara Burks is ranked number one in Region 3-AAAAA in the 800-meter run.
The team of Whitney Anderson, Elizabeth Santiago, Alaya Clopton and Michaela Calvin top the region in the 4x400 relay. Santiago, Clopton, Natalya Ocasio and RaSheeda Wingate lead the region in the 4x800 relay team.
For the boys, Davis said Terrius Crimiel and Chris Jackson have proven to be the leaders.
Crimiel, Jackson and Desman Martin are ranked in the top five in the state in their events, the coach said.
Jackson is number one in the region for the 100-meter dash. Crimiel is at the top of the region for 300-meter hurdles. Martin tops the charts in two region categories, long jump and triple jump.
The 4x100 relay team of Crimiel, Jackson, Luther Echols and Kevin Hallmon top the region as well.
The Tigers have three more meets before the Region 3-AAAAA playoffs.
“The girls are making a run at their second region title in three years,” Davis said, adding they lost to Ware County last year by a small point margin. “The boys are going for their eighth title in nine years.”
Should they win, Davis said, it will be his seventh region title in his eight years of coaching.
Bradwell was to host the first Liberty County High School and Middle school Championship Friday, pitting high school and middle school athletes within the county against each other. We’ll have more on it later.