Jaylyn Scott takes crown in 300-meter hurdles at 5-A state championship

Published 3:57 pm Tuesday, May 15, 2018

His coaches said it was his best performance of the year.

Jaylyn Scott came to Carrollton on Saturday hoping for a state championship. He left with the trophy and his name forever immortalized in Bainbridge sports history.

Scott ran the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 37.29, the second fastest time ever recorded by a Bainbridge hurdler at an event. The record is still held by Tavaris Washington in 2005 with a time of 36.21.

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Hurdler coach Patrick Clark said this performance was Scott’s best of the year.

“He was focused and did a great job clearing the hurdles without any errors,” Clark said.

Scott finished more than a second faster than the second place hurdler.

Behind Scott was Kameron Jones of Dutchtown (38.33), Brandon Rew of Starr’s Mill (39.25), Cameron Smith of Dutchtown (39.82), Montrell Millsap of Rome (39.96), Tysamin Glaze of Cedar Shoals (40.66), Justin Coleman of Riverwood (41.06) and Thomar Smith from Wayne County (41.29).

Roman Harrison finished in fourth place in the discus with a 157-foot-3-inch toss.

Bainbridge finished the state championship finals tied for ninth place overall.