Bearcats have good efforts at state

Published 6:02 pm Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Bainbridge High School Bearcats track team turned in some good efforts in a strong field at the State Class AAAA Meet over the weekend in Jefferson.

Craig Cooper, who qualified for state in the  high jump when he tied his best performance with a 6-foot, 4-inch, second-place leap at the West Sectional Meet at Stars Mill High School in Fayette County, did not place in Jefferson.

Rhyan Edwards, who qualified for state in the 400-meter dash at the West Sectional in Fayette County, had what coach Larry Clark called a strong effort in Jefferson but did not qualify for the finals.

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Dontarious Jackson, who qualified for state in the 300-meter hurdles in Fayette County, did not qualify in Jefferson.

The Bearcats 4-by-400-meter relay team of Alton Miller, Jackson, Hubert Thomas and Edwards qualified in the sectionals and  finished fifth in the finals in Jefferson but were disqualified because of a lane violation.

BHS girls compete at state

Diamond Bouie placed 10th in the girls high jump at the Class AAAA state meet in Albany, Ga., on May 4-6. Bouie’s preliminary jump was 5 feet, 2 inches, and her jump in the finals was 5 feet.

Raven Burney placed 10th in the long jump. Her preliminary jump was 17 feet, 4 inches, and her jump in the finals was 16 feet, 8 inches.

Khadeeijah Cooper competed in the 300-meter hurdles, and Bouie competed in the 100-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles.

Bainbridge’s team of Cooper, Burney, Bouie and Jasmine Price competed in the 4-by-400-meter relay.