The Colquitt County boys track team took four first-place finishes at the track meet held on Tuesday at Valdosta High.

Octavius Jackson won the shot put event with a throw of 41 feet, 6 inches.

D’Amonte Ridley sped to the gold medal in the 100 with a time of 11.1.

Tommy Hudson took the triple jump with a distance of 42 feet, 8 inches.

And Jeffrey Worthy finished first in the high jump.

Colquitt County brought back a number of silver medals, including two won by the girls team.

Kwan’tesha Love was second in the high jump and also was on the Lady Packers 4x100 relay team that also included Ashley Henry, Kenisha Seay and Dezeray Fowler. The relay team turned in a time of 52.49.

Winning silver medals for the boys were Alberto Duque, who was second in the 3,200 meters with a time of 12:06: Tre DeBruce, who was second in the hurdles; and Fred Phillips, who was second in the long jump with a jump of 19 feet, 7 inches.

The Packers 4x100 relay team of Tevin King, Ridley, Tommy Hudson and Fred Phillips had a second-place finish with a time of 43.31.

DeBruce also won a bronze medal with his third-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles; Phillips was third in the 100-meters with a time of 11.0; Richard Smith was third in the 3,200 with a time of 12:32; Ny’zavian Dozier was third in the hurdles with a 48.36; and Tavoris Suggs was third in the high jump.

The Colquitt County boys No. 2 4x100 team of Tae Avery, Matt Sailor, Maleek Lewis and Worthy also won a bronze medal with a time of 43.70.

Taking fourth-place finishes were Kyomasha Lee, girls 110-meter hurdles, 18.87; Octavius Jackson, discus, 104 feet, 2 inches; Quan Daniels, shot put, 34 feet, 9 inches; Tommy Hudson, long jump, 18 feet, 7 inches; Tevin King, triple jump, 41 feet; Tarsha Grant, girls discus, 74 feet, 7 inches; Tarsha Grant, girls shot, 28 feet; and Steven Johnson, 800 meters, 2:52.24.

Placing fifth were Darius Love, 110-meter hurdles, 17.80; Wayne Jackson, triple jump, 39 feet, 10 inches; Kyomasha Lee, girls 300-meter hurdles; Darius Love, boys hurdles, 45.83; and Alberto Duque, 800 meters, 2:27.18.






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