Nya Blocker takes home Most Valuable Performer as Bearcats shine at TCCHS
Published 10:08 am Monday, March 20, 2023
The Bainbridge High School track and field teams are continuing to impress in the 2023 as they turned in another strong showing in Thomasville at the TCCHS Yellow Jacket Invitational. The Yellow Jacket Invitational saw the Lady Cats take home second place and the boys team take home fourth place as the BHS teams have now had top five finishes in every meet so far in 2023.
The story of the meet was Lady Cat runner Nya Blocker. Blocker took home the female most valuable performer as she set a new school record in the 100m dash with a time of 11.86. Blocker also took home first place in four events including the long jump, the 200m dash, the 100m dash, and the 4 x100m relay.
Blocker wasn’t the only Lady Cat sprinting past the competition in Thomasville, as fellow teammate Zamiyah Ofton placed first in the 800m dash and first in the 4x400m relay. Kyra Green and Ashley Mosely also saw first place finishes in the 4x100m relay and the 4x400m relay. In the field events, Treasure Jenkins turned in another strong performance as she once again finished first in discus and second in shot put.
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Zykeria Gadson, Chynae Palmer, Arrieanna Hines, and Lena Wilson all turned in strong performances as well in Thomasville as they finished top eight in multiple events, helping the Lady Cats secure a second place team finish.
On the boys side Jace Weaver and Jahlae Sapp had a busy day, seeing top five finishes in three different events. Sapp took home first place in the 1600m run and the 3200m run, and finished second in the 4x800m relay. Sapp especially dominated the 3200m run, finishing with a time of 10:36:36 which was an over 20 second difference between the second place finisher.
Weaver took home second place in the 300m hurdles, third place in the 110m hurdles, and third in the 4x400m relay.
In the field events, Travious Freeman took home eighth in shot put while Kahleem Murphy and Samuel Haire took home seventh and eighth in discus.
Braylon Phillips, Gambler Dollar, and Roderick Hamilton also saw top five finishes in multiple events to help the Bearcats secure a fourth place finish out of 22 total schools competing at Thomas County Central this past week.
The Bearcats 2023 season continues this weekend as they will travel to Valdosta to compete in the Harmon Relays.