Almost 40 schools traveled to Starrs Mill HS ( a few miles north of now infamous Senoi, where 'The Walking Dead' is primarily filmed) with over 1500 athletes racing under the 'Friday Night Lights', then returning Saturday for most of the Finals competition. Powerful Hoover HS, out of Birmingham made the trip crossing 'The Hooch' and had a very happy trip back home, taking both team titles. Archer's boys squad was the top Georgia team scoring 67 points, and Shiloh's girls were team runnerups with 78 points. MileSplit GA was onsite, with Jose Gozalez of GSPN shooting race footpage of all the track action. It was evident Georgia tracksters are slowly getting back in the groove this weekend, as talented athletes recorded 69 MileSplit Silver Elite performances at Nike Panther Relays.
Soph Kyle Harkabus of East Coweta, continued to build on his 2017 Cross Country success, by sweeping the 1600 going 4:21 (above) and 3200m (9:21) against some very solid competition. Its too bad Jacob McLeod of Trinity Christian Dublin did not race as he was registered. Wouldn't that have been an interesting race at either distance...
Kameron Jones from nearby Dutchtown HS swept the 110 (video above) and 300 hurdles.
The star of the meet in the Field events was James Courson from Hoover HS, as he cleared 15-7 in the Pole Vault.
Naima Turbes of Westminster, won the 1600m race with a blazing 4:54. (race above)
Shiloh HS won both the 4x100 (47.33- video above)) and 4x400 (3:56.22) races.
Aweng Mawien of Shiloh HS was the top Georgian in the 300 Hurdles going 44.73 (above)