Leopard trio prepares for Class AA state competition
BY CHRIS BRIDGES
Jamail Jennings, Lyn Hester and Jay Harn are set to compete on the state’s biggest track stage this week.
All three Banks County High School athletes have qualified for the Class AA state meet, which will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Jefferson High School. Each qualified as a result of their recent performances at the Region 8-AA competitions.
“We are very proud of our three athletes who have qualified,” said BCHS track coach Rob Moffett.
Jennings is a senior who will compete in the 400-meter dash. Moffett said Jennings, who is a three-year letterman, has done an excellent job of leading the younger runners for the Leopard program this spring.
“He is looking forward to the competition he will face at state,” his coach said. “Jamail will be graduating at the end of the month and will be going into the Marines. He has worked very hard this season.”
Hester will be competing at the state meet for the first time as a junior. He qualified in the shot put by finishing second at the 8-AA meet.
“Lyn is also looking forward to competing at the next level,” Moffett said. “He has done a great job of learning in his field events and will only continue to improve.”
Hester was also a standout for the Leopards this season in the discus and just missed qualifying for state in that event.
Harn will be making a return trip to Jefferson for the state meet to compete in the state wheelchair competition. Harn, who provides inspiration to all of his BCHS teammates, will once again compete in the shot put, 200-meter and 800-meter events.