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VHS Track Runs Well In Valdosta

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In a field of 27 teams and what Head Coach Mandy Godbee described as, “the best competition we have faced and the largest meet in which we have competed,” the Vidalia High School boys' track team placed 3rd in last weekend’s Harmon Invitational in Valdosta. The Lady Indians tied for 10th place.

The Indians’ 76.50 point total was only 25 points behind 6A Veterans High School and was 7 points better than AAA perennial power Carver-Columbus. Tyran Jacobs led the way for the Indians, winning the 100m, competing against 53 tough opponents in a strong headwind. “He was not in the mix to win this race,” said Godbee, “but he was focused and diligent in fine tuning all elements of his races and he came up huge.” The 4×400 relay team consisting of Jamarion Smith, Alton Boles, Adrian Newkirk, and Brandon Beasley also took first with a personal record. Several others including Nahvie Berry, who finished 3rd in the 110h, also recorded personal bests.

On the girls' side, Shayla Bennett continued to show why she is one of the top throwers for the Lady Indians, taking 2nd place in the shot put, with MaNiyah Phillips placing 5th in the discus. “I am so proud of these girls,” said Godbee. “Both ladies continue to earn personal best performances every time they compete as they continue to climb the state rankings.”

The boys’ and girls’ teams will travel to Lincoln County on Wednesday to compete in the Lincoln County Invitational.

Boys' Top Results:; Long Jump – Brandon Beasley-3rd; Jamari Jermon- 6th; Triple Jump – Brandon Beasley-2nd; Discus – Aidyn Marin-5th; Shot Put – Jarqeuz Mitchell- 5th PR; 100m – Tyran Jacobs-1st; 3,200 – Seth MacGregor-4th PR; 4×800 Relay; Seth Mac-Gregor; Cash Driggers; Hunter Loosberg; Andrew Hodges-6th; 110h – Nahvie Berry-3rd PR; 4×200 Relay – Antonio Barron; Brandon Beasley; AJ Mc-Clendon; Tyran Jacobs-4th; 4×100 Relay – Antonio Barron; Alton Boles; AJ McClendon; Tyran Jacobs 5th; 300H – Sirmarion Oglesby-8th; 800 – Andrew Hodges-6th; 200 – Tyran Jacobs-4th; 4×400 – Jamarion Smith; Alton Boles; Adrian Newkirk; Brandon Beasley-1st PR.

Girls Top Results: Discus- MaNiyah Phillips-5th PR; Shot Put- Shayla Bennett- 2nd; Emma Humphrey- 6th; Deidra Boston-8th.

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