The Union Recorder

Local Sports

May 7, 2013

GMC Prep earns pair of titles in Jefferson

MILLEDGEVILLE — Georgia Military Prep School did not disappoint, as the boy’s track team earned first place honors in two events during the Georgia High School Association’s Class-A Public School Division State Championships hosted in Jefferson Thursday through Saturday.

Qualifying seven individuals in seven different events for the state meet, GMC Prep finished eighth overall with 28 points out of 29 teams represented on the weekend.

“It’s best the feeling in the world to see your kids work hard all season and then see it all pay off,” Shawn Dennis, head coach, said. “Just seeing their faces and seeing their smiles when they were on the podium, you can’t help but be happy for them.”

Competing in the long jump and triple jump on Thursday, Taylor Payne earned the Bulldogs their first individual event title taking first place in the long with a leap of 21 feet 1 ½ inches.

“Thursday, Taylor Payne long jumped in the final of the field events, and he won obviously. I had an idea that he’d one, but I was anxious while he jumped,” Dennis said. “We’re excited for him; I know he’s wanted this for four years now. When Payne won the long jump, it kind of set everything in motion for us to do well.”

Also placing well individually was GMC Prep’s Will Archer in the 1600 meter run, as he broke the previous school record with a time of 4:59.66 for fifth place in the 16-person field.

“He beat his own school record,” Dennis said. “He ran his best race of the year, or ever.”

Archer continued to help pace the Bulldogs on Saturday with another fifth place performance in the 800 meter run, finishing with a time of 2:13.39.

While teams competed in unfavorable conditions on Saturday, GMC Prep athletes opted to overcome the rainy weather to win yet another title in the 4x400 meter relay, which included Quatavius Brisco, Markel Jones, Malik Bradley and Payne.

Text Only
Local Sports
  • 04-23 Ramsey Pro decision.jpg Ramsey turning professional

    One year of college golf is enough for Ashlan Ramsey.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • 04-19 Grigley signing 1.JPG Bravette joining Jackson State track

    Baldwin High School track and field underclassmen sat in awe of senior Alashawn Grigley Thursday, as she signed a National Letter of Intent to further her athletic and academic career at Jackson State University.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • 04-18 Chambers AOW 3.JPG UR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Chambers leads Lady Trojan soccer

    While the season has been a difficult one for the John Milledge Academy girls’ soccer team, they wrapped up their regular season on a positive note with junior forward Kelsey Chambers posting big numbers in the final two games to earn Athlete of the Week honors.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-10 GMC Prep Baseball 1.JPG GMC bats stale after break

    Coming off a brief hiatus from live competitions, Georgia Military Prep School baseball blew off some rust in their first game since spring break against First Presbyterian Day School at home Wednesday night.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lady Dogs notch two conference wins

    Winning seven of their last eight games, the Georgia Military College Lady Dogs softball team appears to be on a roll as they reach the final stretch of their regular season.

    April 4, 2014

  • 04-02 JMA Baseball 1.JPG JMA baseball still hot

    The John Milledge Academy baseball team earned its fifth consecutive victory Tuesday afternoon with a 6-0 home shutout of Augusta Prep.

    April 2, 2014 2 Photos

  • JMA logo NEW 2011.jpg JMA baseball heating up

    Westminster didn't put up much of a fight on Tuesday, as the John Milledge Academy varsity baseball team cruised to a 12-5 blowout win in Augusta.

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • 03-28 AOW_James Bell.jpg UR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Senior carries Braves offense

    In a sport known for its low scoring games, it is unusual for a soccer player to earn more than one goal in a single contest.

    March 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lee Hannah.JPG Hannah brings ‘Be Great’ attitude to BHS

    What will you do to be great?
    What legacy will you leave?

    March 26, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • 03-26 JMA baseball_Zach Meeks.jpg JMA baseball team solid over Trinity Christian

    The John Milledge Academy baseball team returned from its school spring break looking impressive in a 7-1 win over visiting Trinity Christian School Monday afternoon in a non-region contest at Trojan Field.

    March 25, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
AP Video
Facebook