Middle School State Track Summary
Tia Jones of Full Throttle Track Club was on her game at Parkview High School. She won the 100 (12.33), 200 (25.15), 100 hurdles (14.39) state record, and was 4th in the high jump (4-09). These performances helped her secure the girl track athlete of the meet.
Sterling Lester of Marietta won the 400 in 56.44 just over Kennedy Quarles of Gazelle Track Club (56.66), then won the 300 hurdles in 48.16.
Anna Marian Block of Athens Academy was thinking upset as she beat favorite Sophia West in the 1600 (5:08.6 to 5:11.31), and then came back in the afternoon to win the 800 in 2:20.25, both state records.
Trinity Lorrain of Athens Academy won the high jump by jumping 4-11. Mackenzie Gignilliat had her hands full with Marry Kellison Thorne of Landmark Christian in the pole vault, but won in the end with a jump of 8-10. Katie Phillips of Athens Academy won the long jump with a jump of 15-11. Brittany Trawick of Oak Hill Middle School won the triple jump with a jump of 33-08. Serenity Vaughn of Georgia Rush won the shot with a throw of 36-11, teammate Javon Joyner won the discus with a throw of 94-08.
Oak Hill Middle School narrowly edged Miller Grove Middle School in the 4x100 by winning in 50.02 over 50.11. In the 4x800 Piney Grove held off Landmark Christian to win in a time of 10:32.8. Finally in the 4x400 Exchange Zone Track Club beat Miller Grove Middle with a time of 4:07.2.
On the boys side Justin Long of Exchange Zone was the track athlete of the meet by winning the 200 (22.54) state record, 400 (50.56) state record, and was in both 4x100 (44.34) and 4x400 (3:40.12) relay teams that won and set state records.
Jordan Jones held off a late charging Zac Cantrell to win the 800 in 2:07.8. George Finch of Gratis Distance won with a time of 4:47.9 over Griffin McCauley of Paideia (4:48.12). Adan Rodriquez from Dalton MS placed 2nd in the 3200 in 10:33 and was 4th in the 1600 at 4:50. Cameron Murray won the 100 hurdles in a time of 14.31, and won the long jump with a jump of 18-11.75. Caden Ciul of Perimeter won the 300 hurdles in a time of 42.27. In the 4x800 Westminster won in a time of 9:25.52 over Landmark Christian.
Elijah Godwin of Newton Middle School won the 100 in a time of 11.38
Chandler Hubbard of Coosa Middle School won the high jump with a jump of 5-06. Porter Arnold won the pole vault with a jump of 10-10. Jason Goss of Hilsman Middle School won the triple jump with a jump of 41-04.25. Robert Edge of Eagles Landing won the shot put with a throw of 47-04.5. Addison Brown of Athens Christian wont he discus with a throw of 133-00.
Oak Hill Middle School won on the girls side with Piney Grove 2nd and Athens Academy 3rd. For the boys Hilsman Middle School won over Westminster and Stewart Middle School.