Georgiana Track Team Amongst Top Division I-A Teams in State

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The boys track team placed 4th out of 19 teams participating.  They were 1st in the 1-A division.  The three teams ahead of them were powerhouses Tate of Pensacola, T. R. Miller of Brewton and Class 3-A Excel High School.


Boys who met the state qualifying standard were as follows:

  • High Jump                  Martavius Payton & Jamarcus Sims
  • 100 Meter Dash          Christopher Mixon
  • 200 Meter Dash          Jamarcus Sims
  • 400 Meter Dash          Azenda Pennington


Standout performances included:

  • 1st Place – Long  Jump – Jamarcus Sims
  • 2nd  Place – Long Jump – Christopher Mixon
  • 3rd Place – Long Jump – Martavius Payton
  • 3rd Place – Shot Put – LeCedric Haynes
  • 2nd Place – 100 Meter Dash – Christopher Mixon


Girls who met the state qualifying standard are as follows:

  • 100 Meter Dash – Zykeria McClain
  • 200 Meter Dash – Jakiriah Rivers


To date 7 boys and 7 girls have qualified to compete in the State Qualifying meet.


“After the track meet, one of our athletes came up to me and said, ‘I believe I want to run college track.’  He is one of our top runners and has the ability to run at a Division I level.” Superintendent John Strycker said.  “He then expressed his desire to improve upon his ACT score for possible scholarships.”


“Like I said when we initiated this team after 30 years of absence - if we put time and resources into our kids, then greatness will follow.  Our kids are of good character and are talented.  We just need to give them a chance to show us,” continued Strycker.


I believe this early success say it all (with little equipment and no track for practice)…I just knew these kids would produce!”

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