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RH, BC athletes qualify for state track meet
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Richmond Hill is sending eight athletes and Bryan County two to the state track and field meets after sectional competitions Saturday.

The Redskins saw Quran George win the 110-meter hurdles and also qualify in the triple jump, while Ginger Roop qualified in the 800 meters.

“I was pleased overall with our performance,” Bryan County Coach Blake Nesmith said. “It was a tough day but our athletes persevered and performed well.”

Nesmith said the five individuals and two relay teams that qualified for sectionals met or improved on their region performances.

“That’s an indication of the hard work they put in,” he said.

For the Wildcats, Daryn Petitt qualified in the two events she has won at several meets this year, the 800 and 1,600. Sam James and Demond Fleming qualified in the 400 and teamed with Jordan Perkins and Shane Rowand in the 4x400 while Matthew Jones qualified in the 800.

In field events, Mackenzie Frei qualified in the high jump as did Asael Hernandez-Loredo in discus.

“The most exciting results from this meet is how well we performed as a team,” Richmond Hill Coach Levi Sybert said. “We had 27 performances and 17 were personal bests. That takes a lot of planning and execution in practice and the mental game, and the athletes are routinely proving they are up for the challenge and can deliver.”

The girls’ state meet is Thursday through Saturday in Albany. The boys’ state meet is May 12-14 in Jefferson.

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