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FMB AOTW: Wynn has sights set on school record
Herndon all about the hard work
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Cedric Wynn, a junior at Statesboro, tied the Class AAAA state best with a 6-foot, 6-inch jump in the high jump for Statesboro at the Wolfpack Invitational. - photo by Staff

    Statesboro’s Cedric Wynn does a little bit of everything for the Statesboro track and field team. The trick was figuring out what exactly it was he did best.
    “He’s a great jumper,” said SHS coach Rico Campbell. “He excels in the high jump.”
    Wynn runs relays and participates in the long jump. But it’s his efforts in the high jump that have garnered attention.
    Last week he tied teammate Mario Jackson in the high jump with a leap of 6-6 — just two inches off the school record.
    “That’s what I feel like I’m the best at,” said the junior.
     Wynn is also a member of the Blue Devils football team, but Campbell feels the track is where Wynn makes the most of his talents.
    “This is his sport — track,” said Campbell. “He embraces it. He’s come a long way. His maturity level’s built up. When he concentrates on the high jump it gets serious.”
    Wynn said he and Jackson — a member of the SHS basketball team — joke about who can jump the highest. Wynn thinks the school record is his for the taking.
    “I’m just confident,” he said.
    Statesboro will travel to Screven County tonight, then head to Savannah on Saturday for the Jon Young Invitational.

Sarah Herndon 

    Before the start of the 2008 track and field season, the Southeast Bulloch Lady Yellow Jackets’ discus record was 36 feet, 1 inch, set by junior Sarah Herndon.
    Herndon, now a senior, topped that mark in last week’s meet, tossing a new school — and career-best 36 feet, 7 inches — more than half-a-foot farther than the previous record.
    The SEB senior attributes her success to hard work and dedication.
    “I want to get up over 40 feet by the end of the season,” said Herndon. “I’m out here every day. Most of the time, I try to be the first one to get here and the last one to leave. I’m trying to get a track scholarship when I graduate and go to college.”
    Herndon says she is looking at Georgia Southern, East Tennessee State and Samford to continue her track and field career, but for now, she’s just glad she can contribute to the Yellow Jackets’ success.
    “As far as points goes (having a reliable athlete) is everything,” said SEB coach Jolie Britt. “You can rely on her to get first or second, and that’s a good comfort to know.
    “I guess if anyone deserves (the record), she does. She did the school record last year, she broke her own record this year, and hopefully, she’ll do it again.”