The 35th Annual Richard Fendley Relays were held March 25 in McConnell-Talbert Stadium.
Ten schools took part in the “boys only” event; only nine had points at the end. Veterans finished first. The Warhawks finished with 120 points. Northside was second with 108, Perry third with 97 and Houston County fourth with 81. Jones County rounded out the top five with 64. Bleckley County was sixth with 38.50, followed by Warner Robins with 36.50, Hawkinsville, 26 and Peach County, 14.
Fifteen events made up the event. Of those, Zion Ragins for Jones County was first in the 100-meter dash. He finished with a time of 10.37. Veterans’ Kamron Smith was second (10.75), followed by Warner Robins’ Kai Washington (10.79). Chris McMillian for Peach County was fifth (10.80), followed by Northside’s Centavious Lowe (10.89).
Trent Jackson for the Warhawks was first in the 3200-meter run. He finished with a time of 10:12.20. The Demons’ Will Nash was second with a time of 10:26.25. Brian Giberson, Bleckley County, was third (10:53.90), Logan James, Veterans, fourth (11:20.24) and Roberto Del Bosque, Perry, fifth (11:31.01).
Daveigh Milton for the Bears was first in the 110-meter hurdles. He finished with a time of 16.02. Rodney Bryant for Perry was second (16.05), followed by Bryce Davis, Houston County, (16.09), Daniel Ekwese, Veterans, (17.00) and Terrell Parker, Perry, (17.49).
Bryant might have been runner-up in the previous event, but in the 300-meter hurdles, he was first. He finished it in 42.68. Two Warhawks followed, Jameel Hoyes and Caleb Harvey. The first finished in 43.91, the second 43.97. Spencer Stanford for Houston County was fourth with a time of 45.71, followed by teammate Daveigh Milton, 45.81.
Northside won the 4X100 meter relay (42.41) and Perry the 800-meter medley relay (1:34.98). Veterans won the 4X400 meter relay (3:32.26) and Veterans captured the 4X800 with a time of 8:57.60.
Jones County took the distance medley relay (11:51.31). Perry was second in it (12:02.22), Northside third (12:05.19), Veterans fourth (12:38.74) and Warner Robins fifth (12:45.55).
Malik Dennis of the Panthers leapt to a first-place finish in the high jump. He cleared 6-02.00. Antwon Jackson for the Demons and Malachi Gammage for the Eagles each cleared 5-10.00 and Deangelo Hines for the Warhawks and Dominique Bailey for Perry each made a jump of 5-08.00
Jones County’s Erin Blount took the long jump with a distance of 18-10.00 and Northside’s KaeVaughn Martin won the triple jump with a distance of 40-06.00.
Brandon Peeples for Houston County won the pole vault with a 13-00.00 vault. Camden Kopsick for Northside won the discus with a throw of 135-07.00.
Finally, Kayleb Pierce for the Eagles was first in the shot put. He made a toss of 44-04.00.