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Male Athlete of the Week-Tyson Spears
by Greg Oshust
March 13, 2014 10:27 AM | 3000 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
If the early results are any indication, 2014 is looking like a breakthrough year for Roswell track and field standout Tyson Spears.

The sophomore got his second high school track season off to a strong start at Roswell’s Hornet 8 Way meet Feb. 22, winning the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.03 seconds, the 200 dash at 22.87 seconds and the long jump with a jump of 21-feet-6-inches.

Spears went on to repeat that success at the Milton Showcase March 1, winning both the 100 dash (10.93 seconds) and the long jump (22-2).

Spears’ marks place him among the top sprinters and jumpers in the state so far this year.

He entered the ’14 high school season with plenty of momentum after winning the long jump (21-11 ½) at the AAU Indoor National Championships in Houston, Tex. Feb. 7 through 9.

Spears showed promise as a freshman last year when he finished third in the long jump at both the Region 6AAAAAA meet (20-9½) and the Fulton County Championships (21-2).

“Tyson is an outstanding young athlete in the sprints and jumps,” Roswell coach Andy Schultz said. “He works year-round to improve his skills and it obviously is showing in the early part of the season. I am looking forward to seeing how low his times and how far he can jump when the weather turns warmer.”

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