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Three records shattered in final tuneup before region meet

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    The Lady Greyhounds took first place in three distance events last Thursday, winning the 800, 1600, and 3200 meter events. BRAD HARRISON/Staff

Competing for the final time prior to this week’s region meet, Jones County shattered three track and field school records last Thursday at Warner Robins.

Zion Ragins was part of two of them, running a time of 21.39 in the 200 meters as well as being part of a record-setting 4x100 meter relay team along with Javious Bond, Tyler Stewart and Erin Blount with a time of 42.11 seconds.

Overall, both the Greyhounds and Lady Greyhounds took home 12 firstplace finishes against a field of athletes from 12 schools.

Laney Doster won the 800 and 1600 meters with times of 2:33.12 and 5:29.52 with Kaitlyn Malone turning in a 13:18.89 that won the 3200 meters.

For the Greyhounds, Ragins won the 100 meters with a time of 10:58, Kyle Whipple’s 4:44.33 took first in the 1600 meters with the Greyhounds also winning the 4x400 and 4x800 relay events. In addition, Blount won the high jump with a jump of 21-06.50 and JiTavius Whipple in the triple jump at 42-04.50.

Other top performers for the Lady Greyhounds included a third-place finish in the 4x400 relay and Ridgeway finishing second in the triple jump at 35-09.00.

For the Greyhounds, second-place finishes came from Bond in the 100 meters (11:17) and Kyle Gillespe in the 3200 meters (11:58.68). Aaron England and Austin Sullivan were third in the 800 and 1600 meters with times of 2:17.25 and 4:53.99 while Grayson Duggar’s throw of 110-05.00 was good for third in the discus as Kenny Wooten was third in the long jump by way of 21-00.00.

The region meet, which began Tuesday, will conclude Thursday at Stockbridge. Tickets may be purchased at and four fans per athlete are permitted.