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The 2009 version of the Atlanta International Track Classic has the potential to be the most competitive event in its short history if a good portion of the entrants make it to Atlanta for Saturday. The number and quality of the athletes registered is very impressive. The economic crisis may have been a factor in fewer international entries but New Bern(NC) and neighboring states have made up for their absence along with all the Georgia athletes.
It was "Hotter than Georgia Asphalt" down in Albany and the young ladies torching the all weather surface got things so hot, that a storm blew in and cooled the mondo down for the final events after SW DeKalb's Kia Jackson's performances garnered her the Roy Crenshaw High Point Track Performance and Chalonda Goodman closed out a magnificent HS career by doubling in the 100/200m events all 4 years. When all the racing was done and the smoke had cleared, 5 Team State Champs were crowned.
Lauren displays the performance indicator with her top mark! Lauren Chambers and Amanda Winslow closed out their HS careers on a high note with new All-Class State Records Friday.
It was a day of 2a,4a and 5a Track prelims and the Finals in 5 distance races. Winslow, Wetterhall, McDaniel, Kester and Ramsey win the first Gold medals of the meet.
Can Towers High Star Brittany Porter Win 3 Individual Titles? Aah, the Girls State meet will begin in less than 2 days. This year its a week later into May which means more heat, humidity and gnats. But, it also means some great athletes will be competing on the highest stage in Albany's Hugh Mills Memorial Stadium. The concession stands also offer much better fare than Jefferson does, including hot fries right out of a big deep fryer. Enough of that though, lets get to the competition.
Kenneth Gilstrap and Kendrick Ings paved the road to the title for the Wolverines! Wade Voyles and Blair O'Bryant congratulate each other on a 1-2 finish! Images by Tim Rogan Design. What a Meet! 3 Classes coming down to the wire. A dominant performance by Parkview. A whale of a comeback by little ol' Warren County. A Green Wave of Tornadoes blowing into town. The Cats taking a title with a strong balance of Field and Track athletes. And last, but not least, Miller Grove putting it all together with their speed, talent and heart.
What a Meet! Multiple State Records Fall Including All-Class. DJ Smith Eyes 7-2! You wanted it, you got it. Another outstanding first 2 days of the Georgia Olympics with multiple Class state records and All-Class State records moving over for the new generation. The Field events have definitely got Memorial Stadium abuzz with monster throws, several High Jumpers flirting with the 7' barrier and a few select athletes meeting and exceeding the magic "7". Also an out of this world huge number put up in the Long Jump I'm sure Christian Taylor has heard about by now.
Tyler Anyan and Brett Detweiler were up to their old tricks again and brought the crowd to their feet in the 5A 3200. Image by Tim Rogan Design.
Are you Ready to Rock and Slam at Jefferson? If you aren't......You're Going Down! The Jefferson Meet Crew is Ready, the whole city of Jefferson is ready and waiting. Are you going to be ready to experience HS Track and Field with many of the top athletes in the nation ready to go full bore for Individual and Team Glory? We shall all find out beginning Thursday at 10am and ending Saturday after 6pm! From sprinters like Miller Grove's Kenneth Gilstrap, Courtland Walls of Chattahoochee, Branden Smith of Washington, and Darren McCray of Spencer. Jumpers like Demar Forbes of MLK, Raymond Higgs of ACS, DJ Smith of Lovejoy, Stephen Hill of Miller Grove, Steve Emere of Redan and Maalik Reynolds of Westminster. Throwers the like of Davis Fraker of McIntosh, Nabil Muburak of Grayson, Daniel Drummond of Flowery Branch, and Dayton Luther of Gordon Central. Distance runners that will heat up the track like Kirubel Erassa of Grayson, Wade Voyles of Chapel Hill, Brian Detweiler of Parkview, Tyler Anyan of Brookwood and Charlie Sparks of Columbus. Don't forget the Vaulters who are sure to leave you gasping with their every attempt as the bar is raised higher including Paul Malquist of Gainesville, Nikita Kirilov of St. Pius X, Michael Kopanski of Mill Creek and Jefferson's own favorite son, Tyler Porter. The battles for team supremacy promise to be very tight in 5A, 4A, 3A and 2A. The big question will a 2A team step it up big time and surprise Westminster's very talented and deep squad? Is this Finally Miller Grove's time? It will all unfold beginning Thursday as Field Events get Memorial Stadium buzzing in anticipation of the 1600 Meter Finals which concludes Day 1 and gets us all more amped up as the Stadium will begin to fill with anxious fans for Day 2 Track Prelims followed by the Finals of the 3200 Meters. Don't miss the prelims for the 4 x 400 Meters as these races are almost always VERY INTENSE! Team breakdowns will be coming soon starting with 5A late tonight. Oh, and here's a little secret...there is an awesome little hole in the wall Mexican Restaurante just across from Jackson County HS. Good eats, good prices! Click on Header for 5A Preview! 4A Preview is Ready!