The Rockdale County High School Bulldogs boys track and field team trained hard this season to bring home the victory. A team of incredibly talented and devoted young individuals began training for the season back in December. After finishing in fourth place at state last year, the entire team was dedicated to working hard to win state this year.
Lawrence Crawford, future Mississippi State track and field athlete, Jhibri Greer, and Keijne Thomas were some of the teams top performers last year and returned to help lead their team to victory this year, and that’s just what they did.
When it came time for the team to take to the track and field May 14th, things got off to a rocky start. The team hoped to finish the day with 14-16 points for field events, but ended up with three. They found their rhythm Friday, though, with the entire team qualifying for finals. Saturday, their final day at state, the team came together and won the state championship.
Key athletes, Crawford and Greer, played a major role in helping the team win the state title and were the teams two individual title winners. Crawford took number one in the 100 and 200m event and was also a key component of the 4×100 relay team. Greer won a title in the 110m with a time of 13.97, a new school record and personal best. Greer also competed in the 300m hurdle event, adding five points to the team’s total.
These young men demonstrated great talent both on and off the track and field to gain this incredible achievement for Rockdale County High School. I’m so proud of these athletes and their coaches for working hard all season and seeing their hard work pay off. Way to go Bulldogs!
Source: Rockdale News