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VHS Boys Track Team Region Champs
Wednesday, 16 April 2014

April 17--The Vidalia High School Boys Track Team won the Region 2AA Track and Field Championship completed on Wednesday, April 16th.  The teams’ scores and places were as follows:

PLACE                   SCHOOL                         POINTS

1st                    Vidalia                              133

2nd                   Jeff Davis                            96

3rd                    McIntosh  Co.                    86

4th                    Bryan Co.                          79

5th                  Metter                              74

6th                    Benedictine                       42

7th                    Bacon Co.                         41

8th                    Toombs Co.                      33

9th                  Long Co.                          20

10th                  Atkinson Co.                    5

The results of the running finals were as follows:

4 x 100 METER RELY:  Team #1:  1st (Dedrick Johnson, Tra Hardy, Dashon Holloway, Nathan McBride),

Team #2:  3rd (Iran Harris, Robert Petty, Shon Jones, Zuquion Gaffney)

1600 METER RUN:  Tyler Campbell 2nd, Alton McLeod 6th

400 METER DASH:  Shon Jones 3rd

100 METER DASH:  Nathan McBride 3rd

110 HURDLES:  Jaquan Cornish 6th, Deion Wimberly 7th

800 METER RUN:  Alton McCloud 2nd, Patrick Newkirk 5th

200 METER DASH:  Nathan McBride 2nd

300 METER HURDLES:  Marqevous Harris 5th, Deion Wimberly 7th

3200 METER RUN:  Tyler Campbell 3rd, Nathan McLeod 7th

4 X 400 METER RUN:  Team #1:  5th  (Alton McCloud, Darnell Hendley, Ramel Thompkins, Robert Petty)

The track members placing first in their events and recognized as Region Champs and awarded medals were:

4 X 100 METER RELAY TEAM (Derick Johnson, Tra Hardy, Dashon Holloway, Nathan McBride)

HIGH JUMP:    Terry Jones

LONG JUMP:    Tra Hardy

The top four finishers in each event will now advance to the Southern Sectionals to be held Saturday, April 26th at Lamar County.  The Vidalia High School Track Team will be competing in 11 of the 16 track and field events at Lamar.

Coach Ladson Helms said "I am very proud of the hard work and effort shown by the boys in the two-day Region Meet. I am very excited for them to be region champions. 

The Lady Indian track team came in 4th in the region with Kourtney Owens winning the region title in the triple jump.  Jeff Davis High School won the girls' region title.

The track teams from Toombs County High School both finished 8th in the region meet with 19 athletes competing in the region finals.

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