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April 16-- Last Thursday, the Vidalia Heritage Academy varsity track teams traveled to Madison, GA to compete in the GICAA DII track and field regional competition.  Even with a very young and small team, the Eagles had several athletes the qualified for the state meet this coming weekend.  

Colt Reddick: 110M high hurdles - 8th
Clay Morris: 300M hurdles - 6th
Andrew shepherd: discus -7th; shot - 3rd
Jackson Williamson: high jump - 3rd; long jump - Region champion.
4 x 100M relay: Cole Moxley, Andrew Shepherd, Clay Morris, Jackson Williamson - 8th
4 x 400M relay: Jacob Thompson, Andrew Shepherd, Jackson Williamson, Clay Morris - 7th

Libby Jackson: discus - 7th; shot - 5th
Torie Lane: shot - 8th; discus - 4th
Helen Baird: long jump - 6th
Briley Braddy: 100M hurdles - 5th; long jump - 4th; 300M hurdles - 4th; 400M - 3rd.
Lydia Sammons: 400M - 6th; 300M hurdles - 5th; 100M hurdles - 2nd; triple jump - region champion.
4 x 100M relay: Libby Jackson, Helen Baird, Briley Braddy, Lydia Sammons - 7th.
4 x 400M relay: Libby Jackson, Helen Baird, Lydia Sammons, Briley Braddy - 7th.

"I was pleased with how we competed and the number of athletes we had qualifying for state. The core of our boys and girls teams are the 8th-10th graders.  We have no seniors that compete and only 1 junior on each side.  As long as we can retain these athletes and keep them working hard, we should continue to grow as a track program." Coach Jeremy Moore states.  "We do not have a lot of kids competing yet, but the ones that compete they work hard and carry the load of competing in as many events as they can to help the team.  It is great to see this many qualify, so we get to take most of the team to state next weekend.  Last year we had 1 boy qualify for state, and 3 girls.  This year that number has grown considerably."

VHA will compete at the GICAA track and field state championships this coming Friday and Saturday at Lamar County High School.

(Pictured: Jackson Williamson, Region champion, Long jump; Lydia Sammons, Region champion, triple jump.)4 16 18 Lydia Sammons4 16 18 VHA Jackson Williamson

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