BHS boys track win Yellow Jacket Invitational

Published 12:31 pm Tuesday, March 19, 2013


The Bainbridge boys’ track team were victorious at the Yellow Jacket Invitational meet this past Saturday in Thomasville, Ga.

Host school Thomas County-Central hosted a field of 16 teams in both boys and girls competition.

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The Bearcats won the meet with a score of 132 points to second place Brooks County’s 95 points. The Lady Bearcats finished sixth with 42 points, trailing first place Westover High School, which had 126 points.

Leading the way for the Bearcats was Terry Lewis, who won the 100-meter dash in 11.02 seconds and finished second in the 200-meter dash in 22.68 seconds.

The boys’ 4-by-400 relay team of Derek Allen, Jovante Ross, Alton Miller and Justin Baker placed first with a time of 3 minutes, 29.49 seconds.

Lewis was also on the boys’ 4-by-200 relay team, which finished 3rd in a time of 1 hour, 34.58 seconds. Other members of that relay team were Damian Bouie, Greg Cooper and Craig Cooper.

Lewis teamed up with the Cooper brothers and Baker on the 4-by-100 relay team, which finished second in a time of 43.19 seconds.

Miller won the 400-meter with a time of 50.93 seconds and placed third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.03 seconds.

Ross finished second in the 400 meters with a time of 52.09 seconds.

Derek Allen placed fifth in both the 100-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles.

Chase Harris placed third in the mile with a time of 4 minutes, 45.25 seconds and won the two-mile with a time of 10:19.49.

Steven Johnson placed second in the triple jump with a total leap of 43 feet, six inches. He also finished second in the high jump with a leap of six feet, two inches.

Josh Sheard placed second in the discus with a throw of 140 feet, 11 inches.

Leading the way for the girls were Tearnee Harvin and Raven Burney, who finished third and fourth in the long jump, respectively, with jumps of 15 feet, nine inches, and 15 feet, two inches.

Porchia Green finished third in the high jump with a leap of four feet, 10 inches.

The girls’ 4-by-400 relay team of Deandrea Green, Jasmine Price, Burney and Tereka Green finished fifth in a time of four minutes, 25.24 seconds.