Jackson County's track and field team participated in a meet at North Oconee versus Eastside High School and Elbert County on March 19, with both teams finishing third in overall scoring.
“The overall word for this quad meet was speed as several athletes from these schools look to run at the collegiate level,” JCCHS track coach David Darling.
In a tough 400 meter field, Todd Woodring took first place with a time of 50.2 seconds. Woodring has run well in each of his meets this year and is having a great sophomore season, the coach said.
In the girls 100, Mariah Spry overcame a slow start to finish second with a time of 13.35 seconds.
Woodring and Spry each finished third in their 200 races.
Runners Zach Sears and Brooke Bulloch both set personal records in the 800, placing second. Nathan Galloway and Nikki Fowler each won the 3200 events.
Freshmen Bailey Hendley, Emily Doeding, and Sawyer Vickers continue to perform well against runner and athletes with age and experience. Hendley and Doeding 67.0 in the 400 and finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
Vickers finished third in the triple jump and fourth in the long jump, leaping 14-3. Vickers has posted 14-10 this year, as well.
Xavier Harper and Jacob Lewis, both newcomers to track this season finished fifth in their events and continue to see their times improve, Darling said.
The Panthers will participate in the County Championships on April 9. The region 8-AAA meet is April 17.