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April 25, 2014

UR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Lowe-Foston lights up Area track meet

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MILLEDGEVILLE —

Though the performances at the area meet certainly showed Lowe-Foston’s ability to handle multiple events, the young talent still works to improve his craft before this weekend’s competition.

“My teammates supported me very well and my coaches helped me with my jumps and told me what I need to do better,” Lowe-Foston said. “My coaches told me to get further out instead of getting higher, and I’ve got to sprint through every hurdle, keep technique and stay focused.”

According to Simpson, the area high point scorer has practiced well this week and looks to be in fine form.

“Everything’s going well in practice,” he said. “We haven’t had any major hiccups or anything.”

Less than a day before sectionals, Lowe-Foston is focused on running faster and jumping farther, with hopes of punching his ticket to the GHSA Class-A Public State Championships beginning May 8.

“Every day at practice, I work hard and my teammates help me,” Lowe-Foston said. “My goal is to get better jumps and get faster. This week is just to qualify.”

Although Simpson stresses that the Bulldogs cannot get ahead of themselves before Saturday, he believes that Lowe-Foston has the potential to help GMC Prep boys’ track achieve a high score in May.

“I feel like if TJ is able to qualify in all of his events, we’ll be able to be in the middle of the pack,” Simpson said. “Our goal is to be a top-5 team. We feel like we’ve got a chance. TJ’s got a chance to accumulate a lot of points.”

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