Track athlete recognized down underPublished 3:13pm Monday, October 7, 2013
Bainbridge High School Bearcats senior high jumper Dominic Douglas is a first-team selection on the international sports specialists Down Under Sports 2014 Georgia state track and field team.
In the 2013 track season, Douglas, who also triple jumps, won the state sectionals championship with a 6-foot-4-inch jump at Starr’s Mill High School in Fayette County. He also jumped 6 feet 4 inches to win the Region 1AAAA championship at the Hugh Mills Memorial Stadium track in Albany to advance to the State Class 1AAAA Meet in Jefferson.
Down Under Sports is based in Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii. As one of their Georgia State Track and Field 2014 first team selections, Douglas will have an opportunity to represent Georgia on the West Central Conference Track and Field Team at the 14th Annual Down Under International Games on the Gold Coast of Australia in the summer of 2014.
They will depart on Sunday, July 6 and spend seven days in Australia competing for team and individual titles and enjoying an unforgettable cultural experience with an opportunity to visit the spectacular Great Barrier Reef on their free day.
Bearcats track coach Larry Cosby and longtime Bearcats track coach and Decatur County Sports Hall of Fame member Dr. Larry Clark describe Douglas, who is goal tender on coach Jamie Ard’s Bearcats soccer team and a guard on coach Rickey McCullough’s Bearcats basketball team, as a very dedicated and hard working athlete.