May 1—The Vidalia Indians Track team competed in the Class AA Sectional meetin Fitzgerald, with nine athletes qualifying for the state championship meet on May 10, 11 and 12th in Albany.

Qualifiers were:

4x100 Relay team placing 3rd with a time of 42.86.  The team consisted of Santuan Wells, Mielon Parrish, Kahlil Jones and TyQuan Powell

4x400 team placed 2nd with a time of 3:29.86.  The team consisted of Santuan Wells, TyQuan Powell, Jesi McRae and Mielon Parris. 

Individual placers were as follows:

Discus- Jaylen Clements placed 5th with 132'7"

High Jump - Malik Lee Placed 4th by clearing 6'2" and nearly clearing 6'4"

400m- Mielon Parrish placed 1st in the 400m with a time of 49.83

The 400m Santuan Wells placed 6th with a 51.09

800m Markell Parrish placed 6th with a 2:09 and another personal best

1600-Cole Register Placed 5th with a time of 4:55:20 with a huge personal best

3200-Cole Register Placed 7th with a time of 11:05 personal best in this event as well

100H- TyQuan Powell Finished 2nd with a 15.47

300H- TyQuan Powell finished 3rd with a time of 40.42

Jesi McRae also qualified in the 300h placing 8th with a time of 43.12

“I am very pleased with the results of our qualifying meet.  These young men have proven time and time again that they can compete with the best.  They are very well prepared and looking forward to a successful state championship meet. It is always so exciting to see them compete.  They exceed my expectations every time they compete. Their composure and desire to improve has launched them into an excellent position as we enter the state meet.  Coach McLeod and Coach Martin have played a very important role in the improvements throughout this season and I am so thankful to have them on the track everyday!”Coach Mandy Godbee said.

Godbee also stated, “It has been an adventure to watch these young men compete. They have overcome so many obstacles and they just keep fighting through with their sights aimed high. They can't wait for the big show down in Albany at the state championship meet.  It is an honor and a pleasure to be a part of this team!”

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