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Strong pace set in final tune up prior to region meet

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    A second-place finish in the 4x100 relay was among the Greyhounds top showings in last week’s tune-up meet. BRAD HARRISON/Staff
  • Strong pace set in final tune up prior to region meet
    Berths in the state meet are on the line this week for the JCHS track teams, as they’ll compete in the region meet at Stockbridge. BRAD HARRISON/Staff

For the final time prior to this week’s three-day region meet, the Greyhounds and Lady Greyhounds track and field teams took to the arena of competition in last Thursday’s region tune-up event at Warner Robins.

And sure, while the event served as a means to stay fresh enough to be ready to go at this week’s region meet that will determine who qualifies for state competition, it also presented the opening to post strong finishes

Few did that more than Amaris Ridgeway in the triple jump, where with a jump 35-02.00 she won first place. Ridgeway’s showing wasn’t the only top performance in field events for JCHS as Hannah Hampton was third in a high jump at 4-06.00.

Camryn Wommack claimed a third-place finish in two distance events for strong momentum just prior to region with times of 2:43.89 and 5:57.65 in the 800- and 1600- meter events.

Zion Ragins, who is on a path to defend as the state champion in the 100 and 200 meters, timed in at 10:76 in the 100-meter run, two places ahead of Javious Bond’s 11:09. With a showing like that, both are in line to be a threat to be among the frontrunners at the region meet this week. Also finishing second was Kyle Whipple in the 800 meters with a time of 2:04.52 with the Greyhounds also being second in the 4x100 and 4x800 relay with a time of 41.98 and 8:39.37.