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May 14, 2013

GMC Prep girls capture third in state

MILLEDGEVILLE — Putting up consistent performances all weekend, Georgia Military Prep School’s girl’s track team finished third overall at the Georgia High School Association’s Class-A Public School State Championships in Albany, Thursday through Saturday.

GMC Prep’s girl’s posted 46 points in the competition, only behind Marion County with 84 points and Gordon Lee with 61.50.

“It was about what I thought we would do. I had a good feeling we would get third on Friday when I was looking at our total points and other team’s total points and who we had qualified,” Shawn Dennis, head coach, said. “We pretty much knew, me and Coach [Andre] Warthen, but we kind of kept it to ourselves and just let the girls just go out there and compete.”

With five school records broken at the state meet, Dennis believes the team placing was largely due to everyone performing to their abilities when the team needed it the most.

“It was a collection of a lot of good performances,” he said. “When you have a team run five school records, you know they’re competing at a high level.”

Leading the charge for the Lady Bulldogs on Thursday, Kita Aycock continued her season progression in the triple jump, placing fourth in the state with a new school record of 33 feet 4 inches.

“It started with Kita Aycock in the triple jump,” Dennis said. “She actually placed fourth. She broke her school record again, so she had a good day.”

Teammates Lila Mitchell and Elizabeth Savage also provided major contribution to the team’s run for a top three place, scoring big points in the 3,200 meter run. Mitchell ran her way to a second place performance in the state with a time of 14:23.52, followed closely by Savage in third overall with a time of 14:26.97.

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