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Jones team excels in annual home meet
by CHUCK THOMPSON
Mar 29, 2012 | 1421 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
More than 200 youngsters from six track teams participated in such events as the 1,600-meter run, shot put, softball throw and running long jump in the Jones County youth track program’s annual home meet last Saturday at the JCHS track.
More than 200 youngsters from six track teams participated in such events as the 1,600-meter run, shot put, softball throw and running long jump in the Jones County youth track program’s annual home meet last Saturday at the JCHS track.
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Jazmyne Hambrick, Jazmine Standifer, Ashley Thomas and Rosa Bell have again topped the 13-14 girls’ state record in the 4-by-100 relay, winning with a time of 51.6 seconds in Gray last Saturday.

“These four young ladies have drawn so much interest from AAU coaches and are moving closer to being able to compete in the Hershey Nationals in Pennsylvania,” Jones County coach Valvin Hambrick said. “But I still think they have not been pushed, so they can only get better. The chemistry between the four girls is unbelievable.”

The Jones County youth track program hosted its annual home meet at the high school track last Saturday, with teams from Villa Rica, Bibb County, Warner Robins, Troup County and Henry County taking part with the Jones County athletes.

Hambrick said he was pleased with the performance of his entire team and with the turnout of fans to support the youngsters.

“After this meet, the kids have become confident in their skills.

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