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Signees do well at state track field

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It came down to a couple of football signees to break some discus records at
the Georgia state high school track & field meet in Jefferson on Thursday.
Brannan Southerland, set the new mark in Class AA, while
Antonio Lamar set the record in Class AAAAA.
Southerland will play football for Georgia while Lamar is headed to South
Carolina. Both are projected to play fullback in college.
Southerland,
who was rated by Rivals.com as the number three fullback in the nation from, came in first
in the Class AA discus with a toss of 176-feet, 6-incges for Greater Atlanta
Christian. His throw set a meet
record edging out the old mark by nearly an inch-and-a-half. Lamar destroyed the
old record by nearly 20 inches with a shot of 197-feet, 4-inches.
Two other Bulldog signees finished in the top five in other events.
Antonio Sims of Hiram, came in second in the Class AAAA triple jump
with 48-7 1/2. He finished third in the long jump with a leap of 23-feet
1/2-inches. Sims is expected to challenge for playing time as a true freshman at
safety.
Jeremy Lomax of Lovejoy finished third in the Class AAAAA high jump
rising 6-feet 4-inches. Lomax will play defensive end for the Bulldogs.
Offensive tackle prospect for 2005,
Marlon Davis of Carver High in Columbus came in second in the Class
AAAAA shot put with a throw of 52-feet 6 1/2-inches. Davis, who was named to the
first team Bi-City and All State honorable mention as a junior, does not have
any scholarship offers at this time, but says that Georgia and Alabama are his
top two.
Linebacker
Jae Thaxton, a Florida State signee out of Hartwell, came in second in the
Class AAA discuss with a hurl of 153-feet 10-inches.
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