VHS Track Runs In Albany
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The Vidalia High School Indian track & field teams competed in the Westover Relays held in Albany last Friday. The boy’s track team took first place. The Indians defeated a tough field finishing with 159 points to defeat Monroe County with 99 points and Lee County with 99 points. The Lady Indians placed third in the event with 103 points, following Westover with 142 points and Lee County with 109 points. Competing on tired legs after a Tuesday win at West Laurens, the Indians did not let that phase them as they continue to get ready for the Region 2AA Championships, which will take place at Jeff Davis on April 25 and 26. Coach Mandy Godbee says that “these teams are the whole package. They have shown growth every single time they compete. They are hungry for competition, and I like their chances and making a run for top 3 at state. I am so proud of both teams and look forward to watching them compete over the next three weeks. I have high hopes and expectations. Every time we set goals and targets for this team, they exceed them.” Standout performers for the weekend include Hunter Manning in the pole vault, placing first and propelling himself to the top of the state rankings. The boys 4×100 relay team turned in an excellent performance with another PR, while Tyran Jacobs, as anchor leg, made up 10 meters on Lee County to win the race at the finish line. Sarah Owen continues to dominate the distance races even on tired legs. Brandon Beasley continues to excel in the long and triple jump while having his sights on the state meet.
Owen took first place in the 800m run and the 1,600m. Kyleigh Johnson finished in first in the 100m hurdles and second in the 300m hurdles. Kaitlyn Allen was second in both the 800m and the 1,600m. And Georgia Meredith was third in the 1,600m run. The girls 4x800m relay team of Kaitlyn Allen, Georgia Meredith, Aidyn Driggers, and Sarah Owen finished in first place.
For the boys Brandon Beasley took first in the long jump, was second in the 200m dash, and third in the triple jump. Jahlyn Madison was first in the 300m hurdles and was second in the 110m hurdles. Hunter Manning finished in first in the pole vault.
Andrew Hodges was second in the 800m and third in the 1,600m. Tyran Jacobs finished third in the 100m dash and third in the 200m dash. Luke Palmer was third in the 3,200m run. Nahvie Berry was third in the 110m hurdles. And Tre Adams was third in the 300m hurdles.
The boys 4x100m relay team of Jordan Powell, Jahlyn Madison, AJ McClendon, and Tyran Jacobs took first place. The 4x800m relay team of Andrew Hodges, Jamarion Smith, Hunter Loosberg, Luke Palmer finished in first place. And the 4x200m team of Brandon Measley, Jahlyn Madison, AJ McClendon, and Tyran Page came in second place.