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Newton JROTC wins annual field meet

The Newton High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC battalion recently placed first at the annual field meet. It was held at the Earl O'Neal Sports Complex.

The Newton High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC battalion recently placed first at the annual field meet. It was held at the Earl O'Neal Sports Complex.

COVINGTON --For the second consecutive year, the Newton High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC battalion has placed first at the Rockdale County MCJROTC sixth annual Field Meet.

The meet is an annual athletic competition against cadets from Rockdale County School System's three JROTC programs at Heritage, Salem and Rockdale County high schools.

Held at the Earl O'Neal Sports Complex, cadets in the physical competition participated in events including the 4 x 440 Relay, 10 x 100 Relay, Human Liter Carry Relay, Tug-O-War Pull, Human Wheel Barrel Relay, Dizzy Izzy Relay, Crunches, Uniform Relay, Sandbag Carry Relay, Tire Toss and Push-Up Relay.

"Our cadets did a superb job in representing the program, school and community," said Rawley Coleman, Chief Warrant Officer-4. "Last year was Newton's first year competing in the competition and 16 cadets represented the program; this year the entire Battalion of Cadets was present and instrumental in representing the program."

Craig Lockhart, principal of Newton High School, said the program continues to be a dominant presence at the school and in the community.

"This program is another example of the high expectations that are conveyed to Newton High students," Lockart said. "We appreciate the talents of MCJROTC faculty, staff and cadets."