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April 19, 2014

Lady Jackets track team finishes second at region meet


The Thomas County Central girls track team capped its regular season slate with a second place finish in the 1-AAAAA meet in Albany on Thursday night.
The Lady Jackets, who collated 110 points, finished behind defending champion Northside-Columbus, and jumped from fourth to second place in the span of the final event, the 4x400-meter relay. 
“It was about as exciting a finish that we’ve had all year,” girls track coach Chad Ward said.
Central’s results from the event are as follows:
– The 4x100-meter relay team of Kienyu Brown, Kim Nazworth, Tabitha Harris and Jamilah Johnson finished second.
– The 4x400-meter relay team of Brown, Ashley O’Neal, Alyssia Austin and Kim Haggins also finished second.
– Kim Nazworth finished third in the 200-meter dash.
– Ashtin Banks finished third in the pole vault.
– Kim Haggins finished third in the 400- and 800-meter runs. 
– Aaisha Parson finished fourth in the 1600-meter run.
– Angela Cipriani finished fourth in the 3200-meter run.
– Ashley O’Neal finished first in the shot put while Bryana Scott followed in third.
– Erica Edwards placed first in the high jump.
– Bryana Scott finished first in the discus, also breaking her own school record in the event with a shot of 126-feet, 8-inches.
All of the aforementioned finalists qualified for sectionals next Sunday at Starrs Mill High School for their performances. The team will depart for Fayetteville after school on Friday and stay the weekend.
“We’re excited,” Ward said. “I’ll be the only guy with 12 girls, but it’ll be fun. They always look forward to going up there – it’s a good team bonding experience.

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