The Bryan County High School competed in a track meet at Southeast Bulloch High School Wednesday. Despite not placing the top two, Coach Blake Nesmith said some of his athletes turned in some strong individual performances – including one record-breaking showing.
Nesmith said the highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the performance of Taylor Lucas in the shot put. Lucas got first place in the shot put and broke his own school record in the process. Lucas threw 46’ 2 ½" to break the 45’ mark he set last year.
"It didn’t help that we were missing key players like Winston Johnson, Ivey Mutcherson and Justin Bostick, but we did okay," Nesmith said. "It was good competition which really pushed everybody that much further," Nesmith said. "They rose to the level of the competition with the likes of a really tough Southeast Bulloch team. Thankfully, they are not in our region, so we won’t have to contend with them in regionals."
Josh MacPherson also turned in a first place finish for the 1600 meter race. Other top finishers included Mitzi Cross who came in second for both the 100 and 200 and Willie Deloach who came in second in the long jump and "turned in decent times for the 100 and 200," Nesmith said.
Nesmith said he is "cautiously optimistic" about the upcoming regional tournament, but that many of his athletes stand a strong chance of advancing to state.