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BPC Track At Kennesaw

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The Brewton-Parker College track & field teams were at Kennesaw State last week for the Don McGarey Invitational.


The Lady Barons finished 15th with two team points during the twoday meet in Kennesaw,

Georgia. For the opening day on Friday, six Lady Barons competed in a total of six events. Dasia Shepherd competed in the 200-meter dash and finished in 73rd with a time of 28.55 seconds. She also competed in the long jump, finishing 25th with a mark of 4.70 meters. A’Shanti Surrey also competed in the long jump. Surrey finished in 38th with a mark of 3.27 meters. Rachel Jarriel ran a time of 5:31.86 for 26th in the 1,500-meter race. For the throws, three Lady Barons competed in the discus. Daja Free- continued from page

man led with a 13thplace finish with a mark of 32.49 meters followed by Alicia Tripp in 18th with a mark of 30.54 meters. Camille Mendez finished 25th with a throw of 19.71 meters.

Freeman also competed in the hammer throw, finishing in 20th place with a mark of 30.61 meters. Mendez followed in 26th with a throw of 27.37 meters. Lastly, Tripp competed in the javelin, throwing for a mark of 24.94 meters to finish 15th.

As for day two, Jarriel ran in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and finished in seventh with a time of 12:18.98. During the triple jump, Shepherd finished 11th with a mark of 10.39 meters followed by Surrey in 12th with a jump of 10.13 meters.

Lastly, Freeman finished 13th in the shot put with a throw of 10.75 meters followed by Tripp in 14th with the same distance.


The Barons finished tied for sixth with 30 team points during the two-day meet in Kennesaw, Georgia. Friday was the first day of events in Kennesaw with 11 Barons competing in a total of five events. Four of the 11 Barons competed in the 200-meter dash. Lil’Vasco Winfrey led the charge with a time of 22.36 seconds for 21st place. Ty’Sheem Denton ran a time of 22.63 seconds for 28th followed by Deandrea Jolly in 48th with a time of 23.29 seconds. John Stokes rounded out the Barons in 67th with a time of 24.46 seconds.

In the 5,000-meter race, Aaron Pinckard finished in 12th with a time of 17:47.88 followed by Frankie Williams in 13th with a time of 18:48.45.

For the field events, four student-athletes competed in the long jump. Firdan Keflinzein led with a 14th-place finish jumping for a mark of 6.38 meters. La’eeq Mahdi finished in 15th with a jump of 6.35 meters while Derrick Reid jumped for 5.48 meters for 17th place. Colt Brantley recorded a foul as well.

Kohlman Greer competed in both the discus and hammer throw. For the discus, he finished in 16th with a mark of 34.41 meters followed by his 16th-place finish of 29.66 meters in the hammer throw.

As for day two, a host of Barons competed across a total of nine events. Both the 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams finished with top-five performances. Brandon Schultz, Jamon Tymes, Brantley, and Denton finished with a time of 43.11 seconds in the 4×100 relay while Warren Hollis, Jaylen Mable, Winfrey, and Jolly ran a time of 3:23.46 in the 4×400 relay.

Schultz picked up another first-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles. He beat the NAIA “A” Standard time by 0.43 seconds with his 14.17-second finish on Saturday. Tymes also competed in the event, finishing in eighth with a time of 15.65 seconds.

In the 100-meter dash, Brantley finished ninth with a time of 11.11 seconds while Keflinzein finished 30th with a time of 11.93 seconds. Lastly, stokes finished with a time of 11.99 for 33rd. As for the 400-meter dash, both Hollis and Jolly ran. Hollis recorded a time of 50.78 seconds for 15th followed by Jolly in 17th with a time of 51.48 seconds. Bradley Taylor competed in the 400-meter hurdles and finished with a time of 1:00.57 for 14th place.

For the field events, Nathaniel Shields tied for ninth in the pole vault with a mark of 4.20 meters. Mahdi and Reid competed in the triple jump on Saturday. Mahdi finished in fourth place with a mark of 13.80 meters followed by Reid in ninth with a jump of 12.18 meters. Ryder Sasser earned a fifthplace finish in the high jump with a mark of 1.75 meters.

Brewton-Parker will compete at the Alice Coachman Invitational at Albany State (Ga.) on April 9.

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