Greenville High track team breaks several records

Published 12:07 pm Monday, April 28, 2014

On April 12, 2014, Greenville High School had its first track meet in Brewton, Ala., at T.R. Miller High School, and it was one of the largest meets of the year.

There were 18 other teams present from across the state, including locations such as Montgomery, Escambia County and many more.

Even though it was their first track meet, the Greenville High School track athletes broke many records on their first run.

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Da’Bryant Crenshaw was one such runner for Greenville, breaking the 400-meter record and finishing with a time of 51:84.

Ty’Kief McPherson, another team leader, broke the 200-meter record, finishing with a time of 23:02.

The boy’s 4×400-meter team ran a time of 3 minutes and 37 seconds, which set the school record.

On Tuesday of the following week, the Greenville High School track team traveled to Selma, Ala., on April 15, where the team ran in weather conditions dipping under 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

The extreme cold didn’t stop the team from pulling through and breaking even more records that day.

“It was a great accomplishment because the team worked really hard and trained for this day,” said track and field runner Ja’Davien Posey.

“I guess it was good we ran in the snow when we first started to practice.”

On Thursday of last week, the GHS Track Team traveled to Troy University to compete, where Jennyfer Maciel broke her own record in the mile run.

As it was getting dark Da’Bryant Crenshaw broke the 200-meter record and was a member of the 4×800-meter alongside fellow teammates Simmons, McPherson, Patton and Crenshaw, which also set the school record.

Students that are participating in our GHS track and field program hope to continue their good fortune this weekend in Mobile, Ala., at sectionals, followed by the state track meet in Gulf Shores, Ala., next weekend on May 1 through May 3.