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Local Roundup: Claxton sweeps meet
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    The Claxton track teams swept a four-team meet Monday at Southeast Bulloch. The Tigers scored 106 points to SEB’s 97, Calvary Day’s 16 and Savannah Country Day’s 14. The Lady Tigers won with a score of 108 to SEB’s 95, Calvary’s 20 and Country Day’s 18. Here’s how the Yellow Jackets finished in the meet:
    In the girls competition, Sarah Herndon took first in the discus and the shot put with Katie Schuman taking third in the shot put. Brittany Carter took third in the triple jump, third in the 400-meter and first in the 300-meter hurdles.
    Rebekah Harville took second in the high jump. Candace McElveen placed first in the pole vault and Victoria Bowen finished second. The SEB team of Carter, Alesha Mercer, Shamonika Tremble and Asha Rawls finished second in the 100-meter relay.
    In the 3200m, Aurey Smith and Sarah Burgess finished first and second, respectively. Smith and Burgess also finished second and third in the 1600m, respectively.
    Mercer took second in the 400-meter and Teia McCollum was third in the 100-meter. Mercer also took second in the 200m.
    Rawls, Smith, Mercer and Carter took second in the 400-meter relay. Burgess, Harville, Paige Fanning and Camela Grooms finished third in the same event.
    In the boys competition, Mark Beasley took second in the shot put and the discus. Chris Evans was first in the 1600m.
    Tharon Davis won both the long jump and triple jump. Arsenio Wright finished third in the long jump. Kevin Hunnicutt and Dustin Plankenhorn finished first and third in the pole vault, respectively. Southeast took first and third in the 100-meter relay.
    Gerald Williams won the 100m and the 200m. Dray Lingle finished third in both those events. Cameron Harris won the 800m, Patrick Ivey was second in the 400m and Will Smith was second in the 3200m. Southeast Bulloch won the 400m relay.
    The Yellow Jackets return to the track Wednesday, April 11 when they host Portal, Savannah Country Day and Effingham County.

GSU Track and Field results
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Georgia Southern's track and field team traveled to Columbia, S.C. to compete in the Weems Baskins Relays this past weekend.
    Senior Jessica Kerzie achieved two career bests.  In the 1500m, Kerzie broke her previous top time (5:15.86) by over 16 seconds, with a fourth place mark of 4:59.23.  The performance ranks fifth on GSU's all-time list.
    Kerzie's second career high came in the 800m.  Clocking in at 2:27.03, she claimed ninth while newcomer Shauntel Jennings finished third with a time of 2:22.59.
    The Eagles finished in the top five in both the high jump and long jump. Sophomore Jasmine Lightning and junior Amber Wilson finished third and fourth, respectively, both with a height of 5'3".
    In the long jump, seniors Nicole Brown and Lauren Jacobs claimed back to back finishes of second (18'9.25") and third (18'7.75"), respectively. Junior Dominique Thurman rounded out the top five with a distance of 17'6".
    The sole title of the meet came from freshman Demetrise Anthony in the triple jump (38'7.75") while Lightning came in third (35'9.5").
    In the throwing events, junior Monique Pitts improved her discus career best distance from 136'5" (fourth best in GSU record book) to 144'4.75", now holding the second best mark in Eagle history.
    Georgia Southern's track and field team will be heading to Gainesville, Fla., Thursday for the three-day Florida Relays event.

BAF Charity Event
    The Bulloch Area Flyers Club held it’s 1st Annual Habitat for Humanity charity race on March 11. The “Dash for Cash” race netted $350. The BAF would like to thank the Coastal Empire Racing Pigeon Combie, Wachovia, Statesboro Floor Covering, AllState – Larry Allen Ageny, Prudential – Kennedy Realty, Westside Automotive, Ryan Family Chiropractic and the Statesboro Animal Hospital.
    Dean Baynon of Statesboro won the race with a bird No. 619, flying at a speed of 780.7 yards per minute.