Bainbridge track heading to state competitions

Published 9:48 pm Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bainbridge track and field is taking one more leap to finish off the season.
Coach Larry Cosby’s region 1-AAAAA champion Bainbridge Bearcats and coach Tandria Philip’s region 1-AAAAA third place-finishing Bainbridge High School Lady Cats track teams qualified 10 members for the State Class AAAAA track meet.
The players were selected at Saturday’s class AAAAA section meet at Stars Mills High School near Atlanta.
Competitors representing the Bearcats at the state class AAAAA boys meet May 8-10 in Jefferson will include Dominic Douglas and Craig Cooper. Douglas was second in the high jump and Douglas placed fourth. Both cleared the bar at a height of 6-feet-2-inches, but the tie was broken by determining who had the most misses at that height. Cooper had one previous miss and Douglas did not.
Chase Harris qualified for state with a fourth place finish in the 3200-meter run.
His time was 9:56.92. Stephen Johnson qualified for state in the triple jump with a fourth place distance of 44-feet-4 –inches.
Victor Bodison qualified for state in the long jump with a sixth place leap of 21-feet-9-inches.
Curtiavious Marshall qualified for state with a seventh place time of 15.73 in the 100-meter hurdles and an eighth place time of 41.94 in the 300-meter hurdles.
Competitors representing the Lady Cats at the state class AAAAA girls meet May 1-3 in Albany will include Asia Thomas, who was third in the discus with a throw of 107-feet-1-inch, Raven Burney, who was sixth in the long jump with a leap of 17-feet-10-inches and Paige Braswell, who was eighth in the 3200-meter run with a time of 12:27.43.
Cosby and Phillips both said they were proud of their team’s efforts at the sectionals and the region 1-AAAAA finals Thursday, April 17, in Albany
At the region 1-AAAAA finals, Cooper won the long jump with a leap of 10-inches, Chase Harris won the 1600-meter run and the 3200-meter run in times of 4:39.21, Chris Johnson won the shot put championship with a heave of 45-feet-7-inches and Curtiavious Marshall won the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 15.81,
Lady Cats turning in top performances at the region 1AAAAA finals included Raven Burney, who won her fourth consecutive region championship with a first place 16 foot, 10 inch long jump, Paige Braswell, who won the 3200-meter run 1600-meter runs in times of 12:09.27 and 5:47.88.