Jackson County's Madison Miller ran to a fifth-place finish in the 400 meters Saturday at the state track and field meet in Albany with a time of 1:01.11, while Jaycie Ponce picked up a seventh-place finish in the 800 meters, running a time of 2:27.49. Ponce broke her own school record in that event.

Though it didn’t place, Jackson County’s girls’ 4 x 400-meter team of Miller, Megan Milian, Carson Anderson and Ponce ran a school-record time of 4:12.97.

Jackson County finished 19th in the girls’ standings with six points.

Jonathan Fountain got on the podium for the boys’ team, finishing eighth in the shot put with a throw of 44-11. The Panthers tied for 34th in the state with one point.

“I thought we had a good showing at state and getting there is the biggest part of the battle,” coach Vince Lehotsky said. “The coaching staff is very proud of all of them.”

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.