Marion County track star Jamon Tymes signs with Brewton-Parker

Published 12:58 pm Thursday, June 7, 2018

By Staff Reports


BUENA VISTA – Marion County senior track & field standout Jamon Tymes signed a track scholarship to compete for Brewton-Parker University, an NAIA school in Mount Vernon, GA.

Tymes ran track all four years for Marion County. A multi-sport-athlete, Tymes played basketball and football for the Eagles.

As a track & field athlete, Tymes competed in the 110-Meter Hurdles, the 300-Meter Hurdles, the 4×100-Meter Relay team, triple jump, the 200-Meter Dash, and participated in the shot put when needed.

Tymes won the region and the area championship in the 110-Meter Hurdles three straight years in a row. He finished third in the state in the 110-Meter Hurdles against some of the best competition in all classifications. As a sophomore, Tymes was running in the 17’s, but lowered his time in the event to 14.79 in the state meet as a senior.

According to his coaches, Tymes is a coachable athlete with an impressive work ethic. “He continually improves his craft,” Marion County Head Track & Field Coach Luke Jernigan said. “Even though he was the fastest in the region, he incessantly worked to develop each part of this race. Whether it was his start, his steps to the first hurdle, his form over the hurdle, or his finish to a race, Jamon has worked very hard to improve each of these components.”

Jernigan went on to say that Tymes has been a great example and teammate to the younger track athletes. “He was always at practice working and his teachers loved him in class,” Jernigan said. “He was always very respectful. Brewton-Parker is gaining an athlete with a strong work ethic and character to match.”