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Indians Run In Alabama

The Vidalia High School Indians track & field teams competed in the Last Chance Invitational #2, held in Birmingham, AL, on Friday, January 29. This annual event was split into six different sessions over two days due to COVID-19 restrictions, but that did not stop the track & field team of seven boys and four girls from bringing home some hardware.

Sarah Owen was the first competitor of the night and ran a personal best in the 3200m with a time of 12:22, placing 2nd. Within an hour she returned to the track for the 1600m placing 6th with a time of 5:50. Luke Palmer had a solid performance in the 3200m and 1600m as well.

Myesha Hall had an outstanding meet. Hall jumped 35'5' in the triple jump dominating the competition. She struggled to find the board in long jump but still managed to pull off the win while jumping off the wrong foot. Coach Mandy Godbee said, “Her athletic ability and drive for excellence exceeds all other competitors in her field.”

Michael Madison returned to the track with a huge opening win in the 60m dash with a time of 7:11. Bryce Davis placed 5th in the 60m and 4th in the long jump with a jump of 20'00. These two sprinters teamed up with Christian Williams and Marquell Middleton for the 4x200m placing 3rd.

Kaitlyn Allen, Michael Blount and Jace Gabbard had good showings in the 800m run while Jakerra McRae, Marquell Middleton and Christian Williams all ran well in the 400m.

Godbee added, “This small group of athletes have worked very hard throughout the off season, and met a standard to qualify for this highly competitive meet. It is a bonus meet for Georgia athletes to get to compete in an indoor meet before our regular season kicks off February 26, in Fitzgerald.”

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