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March 29, 2012

Middle school boys track team wins second straight conference meet

MOULTRIE —  The Colquitt County middle school boys track team defended its 2011 South Georgia Athletic Conference championship, winning this year’s title on Wednesday at Lowndes High.

The conference meet drew teams from Lowndes, Hahira, Pine Grove, Tift County’s Eighth Street Middle School, Valdosta, Coffee, Cook and Colquitt County.

“They did a great job,” Colquitt County middle school track coach Brian Knighton said. “They didn’t complain and worked hard and it showed today.”

Knighton noted that for many of the young athletes, this year marked their first time competing in track and field.

“They got to experience how a track meet is organized as well as the hard work that has to be done in order to compete at a very high level,” Knighton said.

The middle school Packers were favorites heading into the conference meet, having finished first three times and second once in their four meets this season.

Tykerious Jones led the Packers on Wednesday, winning the gold medal in 100-meter dash and in the 200 meters.

Taking home silver medals for second-place finishes were Tyree Lee, in the long jump; Kiel Pollard, in the high jump; and Nathaniel Powell, in the 110-meter hurdles.

Also, the 4x100 relay team of Raphael Merritt, Tyree Lee, Chase Parrish and Tykerious Jones won a silver medal.

The 4x400 relay team of Merritt, Parrish, Landon Scott and Jones also took a second-place finish.

Lee had third-place finishes in the 400 meters and the high jump.

Quan Singletary earned a bronze medal in the 800 meters.

Chris Bouie was fourth in the shot put; Scott was fifth in the 400 meters; Merritt was fifth in the 200 meters; Adivie Bailey was fifth in the discus; Singletary was sixth in the 1,600 meters; and Rohan Satchell was was seventh in the 1,600 meters.

Knighton called the boys championship “a total team effort.”

The middle school girls did not place.

“The girls were pretty young,” Knighton said. “But I’m proud of how they worked.

“They showed a lot ofgrowth and a lot of maturity. I’m excited about next year.”

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