Richmond Hill’s boys and girls track and field teams are off to another strong start but will be tested sorely Saturday when they run in the prestigious Bob Hayes Invite (varsity elite) at Raines High School in Jacksonville, Fl.
Coach Levi Sybert’s boys have finished first in three of five meets this spring including winning the Eagles Landing Invite with 80.5 points last Saturday in a 25-team event. The boys have finished third and fifth in two other meets. The other wins have come in the Richmond Hill Relays and Statesboro Invite.
The girls have been holding their own, too, as they have first-place finishes in the Richmond Hill Relays and at Statesboro. They were third of 21 teams at Eagles Landing with 68.5 points Bryan County’s baseball team is in the thick of the Region 3-A race after posting an impressive 11-4 win at Jenkins County on Tuesday night behind Konner Leggett’s pitching and hitting.
The Redskins are one of six teams with 2-1 region records and at 9-4 they have the best overall record in the region. Bryan County played Tattnall County on Wednesday but will return to region action on Friday when Jenkins County visits for a 5:30 p.m. matchup.
With the top eight finishers scoring points the Wildcats track and field teams had six boys and two boys relay teams place with the girls getting points from nine individuals and two relay teams.
Evan Clark placed in four events, getting a first in the long jump, a second in the triple jump, fifth in the 200 meters and sixth in the 100 to lead the boys.
Other multiple event scorers were Jasai Taylor who finished first in the 300 meter hurdles and second in the 400. Corey Adamski had a pair of third-place finishes in the 800 and 3200 meters while Noah Sybert was fourth in the 3200 and eighth in the 800. Jae Kollman was seventh in the shot put and eighth in the discus. Memphis Rich was sixth in the 1600 and was a member of the 4 X 400 relay team which got sixth.
Daisy Avery scored in three events for the girls with a second in the pole vault and eighth place finishes in the high jump and 110 meter high hurdles. Reese Wilson got thirds in the 800 and 3200 meters races with Savannah Goode placing sixth in the 3200 and seventh in the 800. Avery Fisher also had a good day as she was third in both the shot put and discus. Leggett had three hits and gave up only one hit and one run in four innings against Jenkins County. He struggled with his control as he issued seven walks but he made good pitches when he had too and his defense played well behind
him. Jenkins scored in the first but the Redskins finally broke through in the fourth with four runs and then added four in the sixth and three in the seventh to turn it into a blowout. The Redskins had 15 hits as Jeremiah Bowman and Zach Sitton also had three each with sixth others getting at least one. Leggett, Tucker Dyson and Sitton each had two RBI.
Leggett had a double among his hits while Logan Brazell was 1-for-1 with a triple. Aaron Bailey and Dyson closed out the game to preserve the win.