Harris sets new 2-mile record, BHS places 2nd
Published 5:25 pm Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Bainbridge High School long-distance runner Chase Harris set the school’s new record in the two-mile run this past Saturday, helping the Bearcats track team place second at the Smith-Benson Relays.
The meet was held at Monroe High School in Albany, Ga.
In the two-mile, Harris — still a sophomore — broke a record previously set by Shannon Sapp in 1991. Sapp’s record was 10 minutes, 3.36 seconds, while Harris set the new record of 10 minutes, 0.36 seconds.
Harris also placed second in the mile run, with a time of 4:49.70.
The Bearcats’ 4-by-100 relay team of Justin Baker, Greg Cooper, Marshall Mack and Terry Lewis won first place with a time of 43.22.
Other first-place finishers were Lewis, who won the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.07, and Craig Cooper, who won the high jump event with a jump of six feet.
Craig Cooper also placed fifth in the triple jump, with a total leap of 42 feet, eight inches, and eighth in the long jump, with a leap of 19 feet and one-half inch.
Lewis also placed second in the 100-meter dash, with a time of 11.16.
The Bearcats’ 4-by-200 relay team of Tavaris Bowen, Greg Cooper, Craig Cooper and Shawn Herring placed second with a time of 1:35.60.
Derek Allen finished third in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.08, and also finished sixth in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 41.74.
Alton Miller placed third in the 400-meter run, with a time of 50.88.
Josh Sheard placed third in the discus with a throw of 128 feet. Two Bearcats scoring in the shot put were Aquivious Carroll in fourth place with a throw of 43 feet and Jamez Harris, placing fifth with a throw of 42 feet, one inch.
As a team, Bainbridge High School placed a strong second with 111 total meet points, just trailing behind Westover High School of Albany, who won with 149 points.
The Lady Bearcats finished ninth out of 18 teams competing at the Smith and Benson Relays.
“This meet was the most competitive meet for the girls all season,” Coach Larry Clark said. “There were some very talented teams competing.”
Raven Burney placed third in the long jump, with a leap of 15 feet, 11 inches.
Asia Thomas placed fifth in the shot put, with a throw of 31 feet, nine inches, and placed sixth in the discus with a throw of 85 feet, six inches.
The girls’ 4-by-100 relay team of Tereka Green, Tearnee Harvin, Jasmine Price and Deandrea Green placed seventh, with a time of 51.38.
The girls’ 4-by-400 team of Deandrea Green, Jasmine Price, Raven Burney and Tereka Green placed eighth, with a time of 4:32.77.