FSDB student-athletes Tyre Singleton (Jacksonville) and Jackson Gilreath (St. Johns) participated in the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) State Track & Field Meet in Bradenton, FL on May 6, 2017.
Singleton, a senior in the Blind Department, competed in the 400-meter race and placed 12th with a time of 52.90 seconds. “Even though he did not qualify for the finals, Tyre represented himself, his family, and FSDB well,” said Head Coach Wendy Pinkston. “The boys’ track team will miss his dedication to the sport.”
Gilreath, an eighth grader in the Blind Department, competed in the adaptive shot put and threw a season best 3.37 meters or 11 feet 0.75 inches. The throw moved him into 2nd place. This year was Gilreath’s first season on the track team, and Coach Pinkston looks forward to what he can do in the next four years.
Congratulations to these young men on their accomplishments!
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