Commerce’s track and field seasons got under way on Saturday as the boys and girls teams competed at the Eagle Invitational hosted by East Jackson.
The Tigers finished in fifth place behind Oglethorpe, Habersham, Banks and East Jackson. The Lady Tigers finished seventh ahead of Banks and trailing Dawson, Oglethorpe, Habersham, East Jackson, Jackson County and Rabun.
With Saturday being the first competition for Commerce and several athletes coming in from winter sports, girls’ coach Pam Canup said she was pleased with the effort.
“[The teams] came out and did a good job. We are not in track shape yet, but we are getting there,” said Canup. “Overall, we found out some things we needed to find out.”
Both teams will head to Jefferson today (Wednesday) to compete. The meet starts at 4:00 p.m.
For Commerce's results from the Eagle Invitational, see the March 11 edition of The Commerce News.