THOMASVILLE — If Wednesday's freshman-sophomore track and field meet was any indication, Thomas County Central's girls program has a bright future. Anna Spencer won the long jump, 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash, Shameria Wright placed first in the high jump and Tia Floyd won the shot put in leading the Lady Jackets to a second-place finish at Lowndes.
“The athletes on this team have the make-up to be really special one day,” Central coach Chad Ward said. “They are always asking questions and trying to learn different ways and strategies to improve daily. This shows that they are not willing to just settle down in their comfort zone and be just OK with mediocrity. My role as a coach is to help them to continue striving and thriving every day that they come to practice and when they compete at meets.”
Spencer and Wright, along with Dalaysha Davis and I'Keyera Hill also finished first in the 4x100-meter relay. Wright, Hill, Davis and Rose Wilson finished second in the 4x200-meter relay.
Other top finishers include Laci Owens, who finished second in the 3,200-meter run; and Omiyah Blalock, who placed third in the triple jump.