The track stars from Greater Rome came in with a bang on Thursday, and went out with a bang on Saturday at the state track meet in Jefferson.
Two more athletes from the area added gold medals to their collection to go along with the two that were won by local products on Thursday.
On the final day of events in Jefferson, both Pepperell’s Marcus Jackson and Rockmart’s Trebor Holmes sped to the finish line to earn Class AA state titles.
Jackson, who has signed to play football at Army next year, won his second straight gold medal in the 400 meter dash with a 48.493 for the first place finish. Holmes, a recent Shorter track signee, won his title in the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.571.
Chattooga’s Senorise Perry continued his strong run at state by taking second in the 100 meter dash with a 10.597. Perry took gold in the long jump on Thursday.
Perry’s Chattooga teammate, Rashad Ramsey, won the triple jump state title on the first day.
Model senior Donald Johnson ran to a fifth place finish in the 800 meter with a 2:01.652.
Rockmart kept their solid day going with a fifth place (42.724) finish in the 4×100 relay.
In Class A, Darlington’s Cameron Collins concluded his time at state with a sixth place finish in the 800 meter with a 2:02.398.