The rain cut short the first-ever Statesboro Invitational track and field meet Feb. 28. But Greenbrier High School's girls team did enough to win before the event was called.
The Wolfpack's Jasmin Walker was the high-point winner for the girls and was named the meet's girls MVP.
Walker won the 100-meter dash, the long jump and the triple jump. She also anchored the Wolfpack's first-place 4x100 relay team.
The Wolfpack girls other top finishers were Chanda Jenkins (won the 400-meter dash), Mikenzi DeBuck (second place in 100-meter hurdles) and Tyeshia Briscoe (first place discus, second-place shot put).
Lakeside High School also competed, and both its boys and girls teams dominated the 1600 meters.
Sophomores Anna Bowles and Katie Townsend finished first and second, respectively. The Panthers girls claimed five of the event's top seven spots to earn 28 points. Four Lakeside boys runners placed in the top five, led by senior Atom Young's second-place finish.
Lakeside's Mackenzie Hinds became the school's first athlete to place in the pole vault since it resurrected the program before the season. She finished second.
Greenbrier's Gabe Moorehead won the boys pole vault. Lakeside's Michael Borke finished second in the boys pole vault and teammate Kyle Fee finished third.
Lakeside's Naji Harris finished second in the boys 100-meter dash.
Free tennis lessons
Area tennis pros are teaming up this month and April to offer one-time free tennis lessons at Newman Tennis Center.
Pros from West Lake Country Club, Petersburg Racquet Club, North Augusta and Jones Creek will be on hand.
Dick Hatfield, Newman's director of tennis, said the clubs decided to hold the lessons at one venue to give players from the three-county area the opportunity to meet one another.
Participants can register for one of these dates: March 21, 10:30 a.m.-noon; March 24, 7-8:30 p.m.; March 26, 7-8:30 p.m.; March 31, 7-8:30 p.m.; and April 2, 7-8:30 p.m.
Participants can register for a free lesson on one of the dates and then follow up for further lessons with the club most convenient to them.
For more information, call the Newman Tennis Center at (706) 821-1600 or any of the participating clubs, or visit www.playtennisaugusta.com.
In the March 1 story, "Ramsey sees his alma mater get a huge win," I messed up two facts.
Mike Ramsey's son, Jalen, is a seventh-grader at Harlem Middle School, not Evans Middle. Also, Harlem's first home run at its home field this season was hit by Derrick Clayton, not Patrick Gamblin.
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