Bearcat boys are runners-up at Clark Invitational

Published 12:28 pm Tuesday, March 12, 2013


The Bainbridge High School boys’ track team had a strong showing Saturday at the annual Larry Clark Invitational, named after the longtime local track coach and educator.

The Bearcat boys finished second among an 18-team field they hosted at the BHS track, while the Lady Bearcats finished ninth out of 16 teams.

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South Georgia’s Brooks County took home first place in the boys’ team competition, while Godby High School of Tallahassee, Fla., was the overall girls’ meet winner.

The boys were led by Terry Lewis, the outstanding football running back, who finished fourth in the boys’ 100-meter dash with a time of 11.11 seconds. Lewis also placed seventh in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.93.

A.J. Miller finished fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.645 and second in the 400-meter run with a time of 51 seconds.

Jevante Ross placed sixth in the 400-meter with a time of 53.35 and sixth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:09:46.

Chase Harris finished second in the mile with a time of 4:46.87 and also finished second in the two-mile with a time of 10:19.63.

Derek Allen finished fifth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16 seconds and placed sixth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 42.32.

The boys’ 4-by-400 relay was won by the Bearcats’ “A” team of Allen, Miller, Ross and Justin Baker, in a time of 3:34.56.

Craig Cooper won the high jump with jumps of 6 feet, 4 inches and 6 feet, 2 inches. Dominque Douglas finished fifth with a jump of 5 feet, 8 inches.

Cooper finished seventh in the long jump with a leap of 21 feet, 1 inch and 20 feet, 4.5 inches.

Steven Johnson placed third in the triple jump, with a distance of 41 feet, 11 inches.

In the shot put, Jamez Harris placed fifth with a throw of 43 feet, 2 inches, Aquivious Carroll placed sixth with a throw of 42 feet, 7 inches and Chris Johnson placed eighth with a throw of 41 feet, 11 inches.

Joshua Sheard placed second in the discus with a throw of 137 feet, 3 inches, Johnson placed sixth with a throw of 114 feet, 6.5 inches and Octavious Breedlove placed seventh with 114 feet, 5 inches.

The Lady Bearcats were led by long-distance runner Paige Braswell, who finished third in the girls’ two-mile run with a time of 12:43.80. Braswell also finished fifth in the girls’ one-mile run, with a time of 6:05.52.

Porchia Green finished fourth in the girls’ high jump with jumps of 5 feet, 2 inches and 4 feet, 10 inches.

Asia Thomas finished sixth in the girls’ shot-put, with throws of 30 feet, 9 inches and 30 feet, 4 inches. Thomas narrowly missed scoring in the discus throw, placing ninth with throws of 93 feet, 7 inches and 88 feet, 1 inch.