Kicking off its second season of summer track meets, the We Run It Track Club recently returned from Orlando, Fla., where the squad did well at its first contest this year.
Competing at the Golden South Classic under the guidance of track coach Nathan Mims, 10 competitors, primarily students from Bradwell Institute, Liberty County High School, Liberty Elementary, Snelson Golden Middle School, Lewis Frasier Middle School, Midway Middle School and Groves High, placed in the top eight or better in different events. Of those 10, nine earned medals for sixth place or better finishes in their respective events.
"Last year, we went to this same meet and only a few athletes brought back some medals," Mims said of his team members, who range in age from 8-19. "This year was truly better and I think all the athletes would agree with me."
Mims said he has roughly 25 kids on this year’s summer squad.
"I’m just trying to let everybody know track and field is a great sport to get involved in," he said.
Jana Jones, 16, Liberty County High: 2nd place in discus 111’ 11", 8th place shot put
Jasmine Debrossard, 16, Liberty County High: 5th place 1600m, 8th place 800m
Nazarene Hines, 18, Liberty County High: 5th place 4x400m, 6th place 4x100m 48.7
Lekeyia Legare, 18, Bradwell Institute: 6th place 4x100m 48.7
Amber Heywood, 16, Groves High School: 5th place 4x400m, 6th place 4x100m 48.7
Tyshunn Williams, 17 years old, Liberty County High: 6th place 4x100m 48.7
Nakyus Dean, 15, Liberty County High: 5th place 4x400m
Shontavia Clay, 19 years old, Liberty County High: 5th place 4x400m
Shilo Davis, 14, Snelson Golden: 8th place long jump
Aaron Bennett, 17, Liberty County High: 6th place discus and shot put