Running Shaw Raiders named Athletes of the Week - WRBL

Running Shaw Raiders named Athletes of the Week

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COLUMBUS, GA - The high school track season is in full swing and one team, the Shaw High Raiders, have established themselves as one of the best in the area.

Well both the Shaw High girls and boys track teams ran away with the championship in this past weekend's prestigious Columbus relays.

The Lady Raiders were led by Breeana Mahone and Kareema Grier who each won an individual first place award and four first places in relay competition while Octavia Sims took home the overall individual title.

"I just wanted to go out there, work hard, and try to score my team some points," Octavia Sims said. “I wanted to be better than I was last year."

"I tried by best. I did everything down pat. Everything went smoothly and I gave it everything I've got," said Kareema Grier.

"In region, I plan on coming in first in the 400 like I did last year," said Breeana Mahone. "At state, I plan on really improving."

And how about Kalin Cook who won all five events he took part in including the 110 and 300 meter hurdles.

"Most of the in town meets for me are kind of a breeze." said Cook. When I run against those people, I just try to set a personal goal that I know I can reach."

Both boys coach Greg Sullivan and girls coach Edgar JOHNSON hope their teams continue to work hard. That's because they still have the region and sectional competition ahead of them.

"We want to have a good showing. Each week, we want to get better. That's a stepping stone we took by winning the Columbus relays," Sullivan said.

"Our numbers are not as big as they have been in the past. But, we have ten ladies that are really, really productive once they get on the track. With the limited number of athletes we have, they have been very productive this year," said Johnson."

And we say congratulations to the Shaw boys and girls track teams, our WRBL athletes of the week.

Dayne Young

Dayne is a sports anchor and reporter for WRBL. He started covering the Chattahoochee Valley in September 2012. More>>

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