Meet Records Shattered at the Parkview Invitational
The big stars of the day ranged from the 100m dash thru the distance events. Again, 24 girls bested the existing meet records in the Track events, 11 in the Field Events and 3 relay squads. On the boys side 18 athletes bettered old meet records in Individual Track events, 4 in the Field and 5 in the 4 x 100m relay. Parkview won the Girls team competition scoring 100 points with Chamblee 2nd at 75 and Woodward 3rd at 69.50. Rockdale County made a statement winning the Boys team trophy with 83 points, host Parkview was 2nd with 67 and Woodward snagged another 3rd place overall with 59 points.
Their is definitely a rising star on the horizon in freshman Candace Hill of Rockdale County. Hill is no stranger to competition as she's the reigning champ in the Youth Age Group from the USATF National JO Outdoor Track and Field Championships this past Summer. Hill shocked a few upperclassmen winning the 100m today at Parkview in 11.98 (pr of 11.81) and placed 2nd in the 200m in 24.88 Candace is a 'Magnet' student and previously attended Davis MS and competed in Club Track for Dynamic Speed.
Fagan, Hill and Ayroki race to the finish line in quest of the 200m title Image by Bruce Taylor ga.milesplit
Morgan Ilse of Marist stretches her legs taking the Girls 800m win in 2:21 Image by Bruce Taylor ga.milesplit
Candace Hill of Rockdale County makes a statement winning the 100m Dash in 11.98 Image by Bruce Taylor ga.milesplit
Rockdale, Chamblee and Archer HS displayed promising early season speed. Akua Obeng-Akrofi of Archer won the 200m beating Hill in 24.75 and placed 2nd in the 100m in 12.40. Chamblee's Venida Fagan ran a tight 400m race taking 1st in 56.48 and Morgan Ilse of Marist dominated the 800m contest in 2:21.63 Laura Boswell from host Parkview cruised to a 3200m win in 11:45 winning by :50.
Michael Thurston ran a smart race in the 1600 and finished strongly clocking a 4:25.37 and wasn't winded at all. 5 guys went sub :51 in the 400m led by Andre Burrell of Cedar Grove in 50.20 who also won the 200m in 22.553. Monroe Area turned in a smokin' 42.03 in the 4x100m Relay! Tanner Riddle of North Forsyth lept to 6-09 winning the HJ, Newton's Malik Franklin doubled in the horizontals going 22-02.50/43-03.25, Donald Daley from Redan swept the Throws events and Nathan Strother of Norcross swept both Hurdles events in 15.39/40.62.
Monroe Area laid down a sweet 42.03 just edging Rockdale County (lane 1) Image by Bruce Taylor ga.milesplit
Marist's Thurston jousts with Woodward's River Holifield in the Boys 1600m Image by Bruce Taylor ga.milesplit