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Running to Victory

The Lowndes High School Track Team traveled to Thomas County Central High School for their first meet of the season on Thursday, Feb. 25. The team led themselves to victory after beating both Valdosta and Thomas County by more than double the amount of points.

The girls team had a total of 116 points, while Thomas County lead second place with 38 points, leaving Valdosta placing last with 27 points.

Placing first in the 3200 meter was Lydia Bills, along with Makenzee Page placing first in both the 1600 meter and the 800 meter. Stealing first in the 400 meter dash was Savyon Toombs, with Jamesha Samuel also placing first in the high jump. Following the high jump, Jaylah Lawson placed first in the long jump, and Bailey Wingate placed first in the triple jump. Lastly, in shot put, placing first was Taffany Smith.

The boys team had a total of 90 points, with Thomas County taking second place with 48, while Valdosta placed last with only 45 points.

Chance Roe ran off with first place in both the 1600 meter and the 800 meter. For the 300 meter hurdles and 200 meter dash, Roderic Williams took first place in both events. In the high jump Jourdan Wright placed first, and in the long jump Tayvonn Kyle also placed first. Finally, Gabe Nabers placed first in disc.

By starting the season off with a win, the track team is paving the way for future wins.

“I think our team can do nothing but get better because we have good leadership in our upperclassmen to help motivate and push our underclassmen, so as long as that continues to happen, I think we’ll have more success in years to come,” said Joseph Robinson, track coach.