The Colquitt County middle school boys track team turned in five first-place finishes and won a seven-team track meet held at Pine Grove Middle School on Thursday.

The middle school girls finished fifth.

The Packers tallied 93 points and were led by Javonta Woods, who finished first in both the 400 meters and the 1,600 meters.

Rakeem McCloud took first place in the long jump and was second in the 100 meters.

He also ran a leg for the 4x100 relay team, which finished second.

Sihiem King had a strong meet, finishing first in the hurdles and third in the long jump.

King also ran a leg for Colquitt County’s  4x100 relay team.

Also on the relay team were Bryan Castro and Marquan Greene.

Dethemyus “Bull” Barge had the Packers other first place finish, winning the discus event.

In other events, Greene was third in the 100 meters; Taif Smith was third in the hurdles; David Cook was fourth in the 1,600 meters; and Xavier Green was fifth in the 400 meters.

“The guys are working hard in practice and it’s showing up in the meets,” said middle school track coach Brian Knighton.

 The middle school boys also had a first-place finish in a meet at Lowndes on March 3.

The middle school girls, who scored 35 points, were led by Chaz Singletary and Britni Marshall.

Singletary took the gold medal in the hurdles and ran a leg on the first-place 4x100 relay team.

Marshall was first in the 100 meters and she, too, ran on the 4x100 team.

Also running on the Lady Packers relay team were Joneria Grant and Takiya Henry.

Aureyuanna Rushing won a silver medal in the 400 meters and was third in the 1,600 meters.

Henry took third-place finishes in the 100 meters and the 400 meters.

“The girls need to get some points in the field events,” Knighton said. “They are doing well in the running events.”

The middle school teams will perform next on Thursday, March 17, in a 4 p.m. meet at Colquitt County High School.

Also competing will be teams from Pine Grove, Lowndes, Hahira, Tift County and Valdosta middle schools.

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