Bearcat track places fourth in Valdosta, Lady Cats place ninth

Published 4:22 pm Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Bainbridge met the toughest track meet of the season head on last Saturday in Valdosta.

Twenty-three teams showed up to compete at the Harmon’s Invitational. The Bearcats came in third and the Lady Cats claimed ninth.

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“This was the most competitive meet we have had this year,” Coach Larry Clark said. “There were 23 schools in attendance from various places including Savannah. Our times and distances are getting better each meet.”

Vonderious Campbell was a huge asset to the Bearcats, taking second place in the 100-meter and fifth in the 200-meter. He also was part of the 4-by-100 team of Javon Mimms, Lance Cosby and Jordon McMullien that came in third and the 4-by-400 team with Rashad Odom, La’Derrick Murphy and Jaylyn Scott that took third.

“Perhaps the greatest improvement has been with Vondarious Campbell,” Clark said. “He is a senior that is running track for the first time. Each week his times are getting better and better. His time in the 100 Meter Dash this past week was 10.79.

This is a very impressive time. He works hard at trying to improve his performances.”

Clark said Scott was another Bearcat who is making huge improvements every week.

Scott took third in the 300 hurdles with a time of 39.06 and seventh in the high jump at 5-feet-8-inches.

The 4-by-200 team of Javon Mimms, Lance Cosby, Zyon McGee and Tre Copeland came in third place with a time of 1:33.07.

Aaron Lewis came in fourth in the 800 meter with a time of 2:09.61, Alexander Coleman came in seventh in the 3200 meter with a time of 11:28.75, Rashad Odom claimed fourth in the high jump with a height of 5-feet-10-inches, McGee took second in the triple jump with a distance of 43-feet-10-inches and Roman Harris tossed the discus 126-feet-1-inch for seventh place.

On the Lady Cats side, Destiny Turner finished in second place in the high jump with a 5-foot leap.

The 4-by-100 team of Tyra Jackson, Tyesha Binyard, Brenna Frazier and Cyan Gant came in fourth with a time of 49.65.

Tyesha Binyard took sixth in the 100 meter with a 12.92 time and seventh in the 200 meter with a 26.51. Uriyah Davis claimed fifth in the 3200 meter in 13:28.25.

Behind her was Camry Fillingame with an eight place finish at 14:10.41.

Amaia Taylor ran the 100 meter hurdle in a time of 17.47 for sixth and the 300 meter hurdles in 51.11 for fourth.

Dyshayla Henderson tossed the discus 86 feet for eighth place.

“Both boys and girls teams are making improvements as we begin to focus more and more on our region tournament,” Clark said.

The tournament will be held April 18 and April 20 in Thomasville at Thomas County Central High School.