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ECI track and field athletes moving on to state finals


This year’s track team at Emanuel County Institute has strong will and determination, coming back after the loss of a season due to COVID. Through their hard work, the girls team finished third in region and fourth at sectionals. Emma Mason finished region with the female high score.


Sectionals in Camilla on Saturday, May 8, proved to be a challenge with 24 teams present. The Bulldogs showed up in both the track and field events.


In the boys’ events, Braden Barwick placed sixth in the boys 3200m run, MacKenzie Davis placed ninth in the 110m hurdles, the boys 4x100 relay team of Dontay Washington, Cordarius Lee, Kobi Allen, and LaKeith Carlyle finished 11th , and Kobi Allen finished 12th in the boys long jump.


The girls also dug in and held their own. Ajayla Holmes took first place and qualified for state in the girls shot put finals with a result of 32-00.00. Olivia Canady finished fifth in the 200m dash with a time of 27.54, moving her into finals. The girls 4x100m relay team made up of Olivia Canady, Emma Mason, Jada Steele, and Semya Williams finished second with a time of 52.56, which qualified them for finals. Williams also qualified for finals, placing third in girls long jump with a result of 15-10.00. Emma Mason qualified for state as well in the girls 100m hurdles, placing third, the girls high jump, placing first, and the girls triple Jump, placing fourth. Sullee Boddiford finished ninth in triple jump.


The team is excited and ready to face another round of competition at the state meet this week in Albany. Look for results in a future edition of The Crossroads.

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