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Westover’s Ousley, Lee’s Kennedy shine at Larry Clark Invitational

Lee County's Jacob Kennedy was one of several local track & field athletes who competed in the Larry Clark Invitational. Kennedy won the 1,600 meter run (4:40.75) and the 3,200 meter run (10:13.90).

Lee County's Jacob Kennedy was one of several local track & field athletes who competed in the Larry Clark Invitational. Kennedy won the 1,600 meter run (4:40.75) and the 3,200 meter run (10:13.90).

BAINBRIDGE — Westover’s Dontrevious Ousley set a meet record and had the best toss in the state of Georgia this season when he threw the discus 179 feet and five inches Saturday at the Larry Clark Invitational, the first high school track & field meet of the season in Southwest Georgia.

Lee County’s Jacob Kennedy also got off to a fast start, winning the 1,600 meter run (4:40.75) and the 3,200 meter run (10:13.90), but the boys meet belonged to Tallahassee Lincoln, which won with 101 1/2 points. Carrollton was second with 69.

The area teams were led by host Bainbridge, which finished third. Westover was fifth (52 1/2), Lee County was eighth (32) and Baconton Charter (10 points) finished 13th in the field of 17.

Bainbridge was led by Craig Cooper, who won the high jump, Ryhan Edwards, who was second in the 400-meter run, Dontarious Jackson, who was third in the 300-meter hurdles and fourth in the 110-meter hurdles, and Hubert Thomas, who was fifth in the 800-meter run.

Westover’s Derrick Akins was third in the discus and fifth in the shot put, and Martin McKenny was fourth in the shot put. Westover’s Jackie Childs was second in the 300-meter hurdles, sixth in the 110 hurdles and sixth in the long jump, and Craig Reddix was filth in the 400-meter run.

Lee County’s Yorel Jackson was second in the triple jump and Titus Davis finished sixth in the high jump. Baconton Charter was led by Bryan Wenzel, who finished fourth both the 800- and 1,600-meter runs.

Monroe’s girls, who have won the last three Class AAA state titles, would have been the favorite to win the girls meet, but none of Monroe’s seniors, including Mimieux Land, a seven-time state champ, competed because they were taking SAT exams.

Tift County won the girls meet with 86 points. Bainbridge was the top team from the area, finishing seventh with 45 1/2 points. Monroe finished eighth (30), Westover was ninth (29), Baconton Charter finished 12th with 11 points and Lee County finished 13th with 10 points.

Monroe’s 4x400 relay team of Akeema Miller, Brittany Swan, Chakerah Fletcher and Nardesia McKenny won the title, and Miller finished fifth in the 400-meter run.

Westover’s Ericka Taylor finished second in both the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter runs, and Ahyanna Mitchell was fourth in the shot put. Bainbridge was led by Diamond Bouie, who was fourth in the 300-meter hurdles and also ran both relay teams, which each finished fifth.

Lee County was led by Mariah Davis, who was second in the 800-meter run, and Baconton Charter was led by Kimme Davis, which was third in the 100-meter dash and fourth in the 200-meter dash.