ASHS Girls’ Track and Field Team gets off to strong start at RMA Indoor Meet

Published 6:25 pm Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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GAINESVILLE, GA – The Americus-Sumter (ASHS) girls’ track and field team got their season started off on a high note when they competed in the RMA Last Chance Indoor Track Meet at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, GA on Saturday, February 1.

It was a meet that featured 24 teams with over 200 athletes competing.

“It was a very good pre-season opener for the girls,” ASHS head coach Shamicka Dyson said. “It showed us our areas of strengths and weaknesses, which we will definitely work on going into our spring track season.”

This is only the second time in ASHS history that the team has competed in the RMA Last Chance Indoor Meet.

Selliyah Owens finished second in the Girls’ High Jump competition by jumping 4-10 and finished in third place in the girls’ 400-Meter Dash in a time of 1:08.

Lakyra Waters finished in third place in the 55-Meter Hurdles and finished fifth in the Girls’ Triple Jump event.

Americus-Sumter’s Anniya Tyson competes in the Girls’ Long Jump competition at the RMA Last Chance Indoor Meet.
Photo by Shamicka Dyson

The ASHS girls 4×200 team finished fourth out of eight teams in that event and Anniyah Tyson finished 10th out of 48 contestants in the Girls’ 55-Meter Dash. Tyson also finished in ninth place in the Girls’ Long Jump competition.

Jamaya Young also had a strong outing for the Lady Panthers. Young finished in 15th place out of 55 contestants in the Girls’ 200-Meter Dash.

The first outdoor meet of the season for ASHS will be on Saturday, February 29, at the Columbus Relays, which will be held at Kinnett Stadium on the campus of Shaw High School in Columbus.