BCHS competes in State track tourney



Jalen Coward, Jeremy Richardson, Demond Jackson, and Markel Kelly after the 4x400.

Jalen Coward, Jeremy Richardson, Demond Jackson, and Markel Kelly after the 4×400.

This past week, the BCHS track team sent participants to the AAA State Track Tournament in Carrollton. Many of the Bears had qualified qualified well enough to move on to state.

The boys had a strong outing in the state tournament, with the team finishing 21st overall. Stephon Terrell finished seventh in high jump; Jermine Jones finished fifth in discus; Elijah Young finished sixth in discus; and Jalen Coward, Jeremy Richardson, Demond Jackson, and Markel Kelly ran a 3:30.41 in the 4×400 relay, finishing in sixth place.

The girls placed 14th in the tourney, with. Treyonna Jones, Ja’Niyah Gardner, Dymon Webb, and Jakedra Jones posting a personal record of 49.30 in the 4×100 relay on day one. They ran a 49.51 on day two to seal a sixth place overall finish.

Ja’Niyah Gardner finished fifth in long jump and fourth in triple jump. Lastly, Brooke Jordan ran a 46.94 in the 300 meter hurdles on the first day and a 47.26 on day two, finishing fourth in state.

Elijah Young and Jermaine Jones with Coach Robert Dewitt after discus

Elijah Young and Jermaine Jones with Coach Robert Dewitt after discus

With the track season officially being finished, Coach Purvis Dukes said the team should be impressed with this year’s results, especially considering that two of their meets were cancelled due to rain. Dukes added, “Our track athletes did a wonderful job competing all season.” He said he was impressed by how well each student improved over the season, using their late season personal records as proof. He said, “These kids should be commended for their attitudes and efforts and the way they represented themselves, their families, the school, and this great community.”

Brooke Jordan after finishing fourth in the 300 meter hurdles

Brooke Jordan after finishing fourth in the 300 meter hurdles

Ja’Niyah Gardner holding fifth place medal in long jump ALL PICTURES ARE COURTESY OF COACH PRUVIS DUKES’ TWITTER PAGE

Ja’Niyah Gardner holding fifth place medal in long jump ALL PICTURES ARE COURTESY OF COACH PRUVIS DUKES’ TWITTER PAGE

 

 

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