Bainbridge track and field celebrates strong season at banquet
Published 4:36 pm Friday, May 22, 2015
Top performers on coach Larry Cosby’s Bainbridge High School Bearcats track team and coach Tandria Phillips’s Bainbridge High School Lady Cats track team track team were honored Tuesday night at the annual track awards banquet at Jones Wheat Elementary School.
Cervantes Jackson won the most valuable performer award. He turned in a medal winning performance in the triple jump with a second place personal best leap of 47-feet- 2-inches at the State Class AAAA Meet in Jefferson where he was also eleventh in high jump, clearing the bar at a height of 5-feet-10-inches.
Jackson was second in the 110-meter hurdles in a personal best time of 14.69 and second in the long jump with a leap of 46-feet-3-inches and fifth in the high jump with a leap of six feet the at the Class AAAA Sectional Meet in Carrollton.
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In the high jump Bearcat Victor Bodison, who was a second place medal winner in the long jump with a personal best leap of 22-feet-9.5-inches at the State Class AAAA Meet in Jefferson where he was also twelfth with a leap of 5-feet-10-inches, won the top field event performer award.
Bodison qualified for state by winning the long jump with a leap of with a second place time 22-feet-4-inches at the Class AAAA Sectional Meet in Carrollton.
Chase Harris, who qualified for the state meet with a second place time of 9:59.23 in the 4200-meter run, at the State AAAA Sectional Meet in Carrollton, won the top distance runner award. Harris also won the academic award for having the highest grade point average on the team, was thirteenth in the 3200-meter run at the state meet with a time of 10:03.18.
Isaiah Brown, who qualified for the state meet in t he 110-meter hurdles with a third place personal best time of 15.13 in the 110-meter hurdles, w on the most improved performer award.
Bearcats coaches awards for outstanding work ethic and dedication went to Poncherella Leonard and Shawn Herring. Leonard qualified for the State Meet by winning the 100-meter run in a personal best time of 1:58.16 at the Class AAAA Sectional Meet in Carrollton. Herring participated in the 4 by 110 meter hurdles and the
Jalyn Scott, who won the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles, won the Bearcats rookie of the year award.
Isaiah Brown, who finished fifteenth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.58 at the State Class AAAA Meet in Jefferson, won the Bearcats most improved performer award.
Uriyah Davis, won the Lady Cats top distance runner award, Amaia Taylor won the most improved running awards ran the 300-meter and 100-meter hurdles and most improvedLady Cats award and Quuadasia Dukes, who participated in the 1600-meter and 3200-meter runs, won the Lady Cats academic awards. Jean Jeanty, who was seventh in the long jump with a leap of 20-feet-10-inches at the Class AAAA Sectional Meet in Carrollton, won the most improved won the Bearcats rookie of the year award. Senior plaques were presented to Isaiah Brown, Derrell Dukes, Chase Harris, Shawn Herring, Tony Hurst, Cervantes Jackson, Atarius Shouman and Victor Bodison.