(all photos by Marc Logan)
Allatoona Boys 6A Champs
Jacob Smith swept the 100/200m races scoring 20+ points for the Bucs'
Allatoona successfully defended their 2017 title outlasting Alpharetta by 9 points. During Saturday finals, the Bucs' were led by sprinter Jacob Smith who swept the 100m (10.60) and later the 200m (21.13) In the 800m, Blake Klepper dded a bronze medal posting a 1:56.70 with Alexander Windham just behind in 4th. With a point lead going into the final event, Allatoona shut the door on Alpaharetta winning the 4x400 at 3:18.66. Adrian Hernandez added 14 points racing 2nd in the 3200 (9:29.52) and 3rd in the 1600 (4:22.53) Jake Ramsey won bronze in the PV with a bar of 14-0 and Carter LaPointe took 5th.
Robert Chappell of Alpharetta (2) nips Kameron Schofield of the Sequoyah in the 1600m
Alpharetta was a strong 2nd, with an outside chance off catching Allatoona going into the 4x400. Robert Chappell had an outstanding meet, as he swept the distance races, first in the 1600m Thursday winning a full out sprint down the homestretch over Kameron Schofield (800 champ) and leaning for the win at 4:19.13 and Friday had a gutty performance in the 3200m (after expending so much in the 1600) completing the sweep going 9:21.31 The Raiders began finals racing to Gold in the 4x100 posting a 41.32, Robbie Ruppel added a silver in the 400m (48.08), Preston Jackson placed 4th in the 100m, and finished the meet taking 3rd in the 4x400 at 3:19.63 Jamal Ellis scored a pair of silvers in the throws in the Shot (49-2.50) and later the Discus (161-01)
Jordan Young of Heritage (lane 3) won Gold in the 110 hurdles
Heritage cracked the team Podium scoring 48 points. The Pats' swept the top 2 spots in the 110h as Jordan Young won Gold going 13.97 and Azeez Akindele seized silver at 14.19 and later won bronze in the 300h (38.63) Devron Harper cleared 6-08 to win the HJ. Jallah Galimah had a pair of 5ths in the 1600/3200m.
Sam James of Richmond Hill (lane 6) took Gold in the 400m
Richmond Hill earned the final team Podium spot with 39 points. Sam James won Gold in the 400m going 48.00 In the 4x100 they scored bronze going 41.89, Jalen Murray picked up a 4th in the 1600m, and they closed out their scoring in the 4x400 taking 4th.
Vivette Green (4) won Gold in the 100m and silver in the 200 for Alexander
Alexander ran away from the 6A field, scoring 83 points with a 34.5 point margin of victory. Brenda Ayuk won 2 Golds, first in a strategic 1600m race posting a 5:04.62 and Saturday taking an 800m race that went to the wire going 2:12.20 Vivette Green won the 100m (11.75) and took silver in the 200m (24.23) Freshman Jazzmin Taylor came thru winning Gold in the HJ clearing 5-06 and the 4x400 squad raced to silver at 3:52.36. Kennedy R Crawford picked up silver in the 300h (44.47) Cynthia Lopez-Jordan placed 5th in the 3200.
Kira Stanley of Harrison won Gold in the 3200 and silver in the 1600m
On the strength of their distance squad and the HJ, the Hoyas rose to 2nd in the team standings. Kira Stanley picked a Gold in the 3200 as she bided her time until the final 200m before powering away taking Gold in 11:38.26 while Kayli Moody took 4th. Stanley ran to silver in the 1600m going 5:08.27 with Riley Perlakowski trailing in behind her scoring a bronze in 5:13.31 Perlakowski added another bronze during finals in the 800m (2:15.57) The Hoyas leapt for 13 points in the HJ as Jordan Jones had a bar of 5-06 with Alana Simpson taking 4th at 5-04.
New Manchester HS seen winning the 4x400.
New Manchester brought it during finals taking 3rd teamwise with 44 points. The Jaguars began finals taking 3rd in the 4x100 at 47.70, Dae' Nitra Hester raced to silver in the 400m at 55.54, Brittany Cox took 3rd in the 100h (15.14) and silver in the LJ with a mark of 17-09. New Manchester's 4x400 squad added Gold with a time of 3:51.75
Stephenson scored points in the few events they had entries in taking the last team Podium spot with 33 points. They began Saturday sprinting to silver in the 4x100 going 47.48. Simone Harper struck Gold in the 100h clocking a 14.52 (placed 5th-LJ). Jayla Hernton snagged a bronze in the TJ (37-3.75) The Jags' 4x400 squad picked up 4th.