The Georgiana School boys’ track team placed 6th out of 48 teams in the 1-A division at the State Track Meet held in Cullman, Alabama on May 4-5, 2018.
Christopher Mixon became the first state champion in Georgiana School history by winning the gold medal in the long jump (21’ 1.75”).
The 400 meter relay team placed 3rd winning the bronze medals - Christopher Mixon, Jamarcus Sims, LeCedric Haynes and Christian Williams at 44.71.
Martavius Payton took 4th place (6’ 2”) and Jamarcus Sims 8th (5’8”) in the high jump.
Jamarcus Sims placed 3rd winning the bronze medal in the triple jump (42’ 8.75”).
LeCedric Haynes placed 2nd winning the silver medal in the shot put (45’ ½”).
The girls’ 400 meter relay team composed of Zykeria McClain, Takyra Curry, Jakiriah Rivers, and Michaiah Austin took 6th place.
With only five boys, Georgiana scored 36 points placing 6th overall among the other 32 scoring teams.
Martavius Payton will be the #1 ranked high jumper in the 1-A division going into next season.
LeCedric Haynes will be the #1 ranked shot putter in the 1-A division going into next season.
Christopher Mixon will be the #1 ranked long jumper in the 1-A division going into next season.
The boys’ 400 meter relay team will return among the top 2 in the 1-A division going into next season.
The girls’ 400 meter relay team will return among the top 5 in the 1-A division without one senior running going into next season.
“How many football teams could even win one game with no football field to practice on and no equipment? Not many! These kids excelled at the highest level possible with no track and very little equipment. I am very proud of them,” said Strycker of the results.
“With all this success, I want to make it clear that for me, this was not about Track & Field. It was about showing our community that given the resources, our kids will achieve greatness. In this case, these kids accomplished much without resources,” concluded Strycker.
“Our students will achieve greatness in all they do. We simply need to provide them with the best opportunity possible to do so. This track team has proven such!”
The school community will celebrate the team’s success at 2:30 p.m. at Georgiana High School on Wednesday, May 9.