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Deloach on pace to compete for region title
Willie Deloach (above) placed first in the long jump during a March 13 home meet. His coach said Deloach could compete for a region title in the event. - photo by Ross Blair

Although not placing in the top two of a home meet last week, the BCHS track teams had many strong individual showings. The boys finished third and the girls finished fourth overall.

"We showed some improvement, which is what you look for this time of year," Coach Blake Nesmith said. "I was especially pleased with Willie Deloach who won first in the long jump with over 22 feet which puts him in contention for a region championship and maybe a state championship. I was also pleased with the addition of Ivey Mutcherson to the team, who really helped us out in the sprints and relays. He will prove to be a valuable addition to our team. I was disappointed with Taylor Lucas in the shot put, who got beat for the first time in over a year, but I think it will serve as a good wake-up call and get him working harder. I don’t look for him to lose again. We’re all looking forward to a much-needed break this week before hitting the ground running when we return as we prepare for the region meet, which will be three weeks after we return."

Other top finishers included Kim Williams (second in high jump and 200, third in 300), Mitzi Cross (second in 100), Erica Hood (third in long jump), Jennifer Waters (third in 800), Taylor Lucas (second in shot put), Jarrell Paulk (second in discus), Willie Deloach (first in long jump, second in high jump), Ivey Mutcherson (second in 200), Winston Johnson (second in 300), Justin Bostick (third in shot put, third in discus) and Caleb Cannon (third in triple jump).

Next up are two more home meets on April 3 and April 9 before the region track meet at the end of the month.

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