The Effingham County Recreation and Parks track and field team participated in the Georgia Recreation and Parks track and field state championships in Carrollton on May 3-4. The team had 13 participants qualify for the state meet and had four members place.
Jabari Parker placed eighth in the 8-and-under boys 200 meter. Sophie Butler placed third in the 10-and-under girls 50 meter. Bella Tatum finished third in the 12-and-under girls 800 meter and Kyrian Watson finished sixth in the 14-and-under girls running long jump.
The following participants qualified for the state meet: Savannah Rodriquez, Sophie Butler, Jabari Parker, Elisabeth McMillen, Vincent Higgins, Owen Mattox, Akenyon Wallace, Alexandra Andrews, Cheyene Ryan, Bella Tatum, Joseph Burdick, Darius Jenkins and Kyrian Watson.