Indians Host Invitational
The Vidalia High School Track and Field team hosted their 1st home meet in years, and they got to compete on their newly renovated track on Friday, March 5. VHS hosted the Indian Invitational with 11 teams coming to Vidalia to compete in the event.
The Lady Indians had a good meet with several girls placing well. Myesha Hall led the Lady Indians as she took home 1st in both the long jump and the triple jump, along with 1st in the 200m dash. Kyleigh Johnson took the other individual 1st as she finished 1st in the 300m hurdles. Sarah Owen had a good showing in the distance events as she was 2nd in the 1,600m and the 3,200m runs. Kaitlyn Allen was 3rd in the 800m run. Diamond Cook took 3rd in the discus, and Jasmine Smith was 3rd in the shot put. The 4x400m relay team of Hall, Johnson, Owen, and Moriah Wardlaw also earned a 1st place medal. The 4x800m relay team of Allen, Janna Hyers, Maggie Herin, and Ciara Frazier finished in 2nd place.
The boys as a team finished in 1st place, over 20 points ahead of 2nd place Calvary Day. The boys were led by Luke Palmer, who took 1st in both distance races, the 1,600m and the 3,200m runs. Michael Madison was 1st in the 100m dash. And Camron Glasper was 3rd in the 300m hurdles to wrap up the indiviual running event medals for the Indians.
In the field events the Indians shined as they swept the podium in the long jump, with Kaylan Johnson finishing in 1st, Matt Hill taking 2nd, and Brandon Beasley coming in 3rd. In the triple jump Beasley finished 1st, with Hill taking 3rd. Hunter Manning earned a 1st place medal in the pole vault, and Glasper was 3rd in the high jump.
In the relays the team of Glasper, Palmer, Jace Gabbard, and Andrew Hodges came in 1st in the 4x800m relay. The team of Jaedyn Stanley, Sinclair Williams, Tyran Jacobs, and Michale Madison were 2nd in the 4x100m relay. And the team of Jacobs, Beasley, Marquell Middleton, and Christian Williams were 3rd in the 4x400m relay.
Coach Mandy Godbee said, “With two meets under their belt, these Indians are showing so much growth each day. They can see that their hard work is paying off as they continue to strive for excellence everyday in practice. Coaches Lee Humphrey and Erica Palmer are doing an excellent job leading the distance group while Nic McBride teams up with Derman Simmons to focus on the sprinters. This culmination of coaches and leadership is what set the these teams apart.”