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May 13, 2014

Bulldogs led by strong quartet in Jefferson

MILLEDGEVILLE — Competing with only four athletes in Jefferson over the weekend, Georgia Military Prep School boys track scored 35 points to tie Mitchell County for seventh in the Georgia High School Association’s Class-A Public division at the Georgia Olympics.

Only 22 points away from winner Hancock Central in the team standings, head coach Steven Simpson is satisfied with the performances of the Bulldogs at the meet.

“We’re pretty pleased. We ended up only having four people compete,” he said. “The four guys that competed, competed well. You can’t really ask much more than what we got from them.”

Leading the way once again was T.J. Lowe-Foston, as he emerged victorious in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 40.03, finished second in the triple jump with a leap of 44 feet 2 inches and third in the long jump with a distance of 19 feet 8.75 inches.

Lowe-Foston finished the meet as the squad’s high-point scorer with 19 points for GMC Prep on the weekend.

“TJ, he was the number two seed going into the hurdles,” Simpson said. “He hadn’t really been challenged except for state, because his closest competition was in a different heat at sectionals. So state was good for him, and he ended up winning by about a second and a half.”

Also pulling off a big win for the Bulldogs at the state track and field meet was Charlie Staton, earning top honors with a jump of 6 feet 6 inches, a full two inches higher than his closest competitor.

“Charlie was the No. 2 seed,” Simpson said. “The guy that he beat had beaten him at sectionals, but we expected him to perform well. The thing that is most impressive with Charlie is that he’s a three-time state champion.”

In his first time performing on the big stage as an individual, Quatavious Brisco also represented GMC Prep well finishing on the podium in both of his events with a pair of sixth place performances in the 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles.

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