Coaches Invitational ReCap


All Photos by Pinion Photography

Miles Yapp of Brookwood leads Kell's Logan Poteet in an amazing early season 3200 race

Logan Poteet won it with an 8:57 to Miles Yapp's 9:01 in a truly brilliant 3200m race. It was an awesome race to watch with both guys battling it out full bore on the final lap. It was a dogfight with Yapp and Poteet both wanting the lead, and neither really wanting to settle or sit. While it appeared Yapp controlled, Poteet really had control, while being in second most of the race. It seemed Poteet showed his final hand with 300 to go, but he responded to Yapp's counter. It overshadowed a great race by Lakeside-Evan's Christian Bowles who was 3rd in 9:11.

Daniel Roberts from Hampton HS shone his star winning co MVP honors with Poteet with a pair of wins going 1st 110m HH-14.07 (14.59-prelims) & 45-9.25 & 1st in Triple Jump. It was a great race in the Boys 4x800 with Milton taking the win at 8:00 followed by Walton (8:04) and Brookwood (8:05) Hilton Head (SC-I believe coached by Max Mayo) ruled the 4x1600 going 18:06. Marietta had the top GA squad at 18:25. Mitt Connerly of Central (Carrollton) cleared a bar of 15-1 winning the PV

the Boys enjoy the 2000m Steeplechase at George C. Griffin Track

Poteet drives towards the finish line crossing at 8:57!


The Girls 3200m race was also a barburner as 5 girls went sub 11:06 with Lovett sophomore Serena Tripodi winning at 10:51. Alexandra Melehan was 2nd in 11:01, Liz Galarza 3rd (11:02) Shannon Fair 4th (11:03) and Walton's Avery Bussjager 5th (11:05)

Savannah Carnahan of South Forsyth was the Girls MVP as she won the 2000 SteepleChase in a time of 7:24, had a 5:08 split in the 4x1600 and led South to 1st in the 4x800 (2:19 split)

Also, Northview and South Forsyth's girls dueled to post the 3rd and 4th best 4x1600s in GA history with a 4 second margin of victory for Northview with a time of 21:16. North Springs and McEachern dueled in the shorter relays with McEachern taking the 4x100 (46.80) and North Springs returning the favor in the 4x400 with a sizzling 3:46.34. In the 800 SMR McEachern was a bit faster winning in 1:46.82

It was a battle for Ga HS Girls Pole Vault supremacy as FPD's Carson Dingler and The Weber School (GISA) both clearing 12-6 with Dingler winning on fewer misses. Bria Matthews of Forest Park had a great mark winning the Triple Jump in 41-1.

Savannah Carnahan of South Forsyth had a banner meet winning the Girls MVP award

Girls 'Splashdown' in the 2000m Steeplecase

Host Pope HS wins the coveted Co-ed Coaches relay with a perfect lean!

Meet MVP's:

Boys (co-MVP's)
Logan Poteet (Kell)-1st-3200m in new meet record time 8:57.97 (old meet record 9:07, Ben Hubers)
Daniel Roberts (Hampton)-1st 110m HH-14.07 (14.59-prelims) & 45-9.25 & 1st in Triple Jump


Savannah Carnahan (South Forsyth):
2nd-4x1600 (approx 5:08 split)
1st-2000m Steeplechase 7:24.36/Meet record (defending champ)
1st-4x800 (approx 2:19 split)
Meet MVP's:

Below are the performances entered for the meet that met the national silver standard.

HS Girls
100 Meter Hurdles14.44pKyra AtkinsJ.L. Mann
100 Meter Hurdles14.56pTatiyana RayfordWoodstock High School
100 Meter Hurdles14.60Kyra AtkinsJ.L. Mann
100 Meter Hurdles14.67Kayla AlexanderChapel Hill High School
100 Meter Hurdles14.75Kristin HallMcEachern High School
100 Meter Hurdles14.88Tatiyana RayfordWoodstock High School
100 Meter Hurdles14.97Kelsey HeywardJ.L. Mann
100 Meter Hurdles15.00pKristin HallMcEachern High School
100 Meter Dash11.99pHunter RobinsonHarrison High School
100 Meter Dash12.02pMaKenzie DunmoreMcEachern High School
100 Meter Dash12.04MaKenzie DunmoreMcEachern High School
100 Meter Dash12.11pT'aja CameronEagles Landing Christian Academy
100 Meter Dash12.14Hunter RobinsonHarrison High School
100 Meter Dash12.24pHope GlennPope High School
3,200 Meter Run10:51.80Serena TripodiLovett
3,200 Meter Run11:01.63Alexandra MelehanWoodstock High School
3,200 Meter Run11:02.34Liz GalarzaWest Forsyth High School
3,200 Meter Run11:03.41Shannon FairAquinas
3,200 Meter Run11:05.89Avery BussjagerWalton High School
3,200 Meter Run11:14.01Mary Claire SolomonBlessed Trinity
3,200 Meter Run11:15.45Audrey HoniotesHart County
4x100 Meter Relay46.80McEachern High School
4x100 Meter Relay47.35North Springs
4x400 Meter Relay3:46.34North Springs
4x400 Meter Relay3:47.69McEachern High School
4x400 Meter Relay3:53.89Grayson High School
4x800 Meter Relay9:36.20South Forsyth High School
High Jump5-4Sydne WigginsHarrison High School
Long Jump17-8.5Kyra AtkinsJ.L. Mann
Pole Vault12-6Carson DinglerFirst Presbyterian Day School
Pole Vault12-6Becky ArbivThe Weber School
Shot Put38-0.5Abigail RogersEagles Landing Christian Academy
Shot Put39-4.75Grace ArtisRoswell High School
Shot Put40-0Megan DouglasUnion Grove
Shot Put40-4Nia SeldonMarietta High School
Shot Put43-3Leena MorrisEtowah
Triple Jump36-5.5Priscilla WombleKennesaw Mountain
Triple Jump36-7.5Kennedy BrownSmiths Station
Triple Jump36-9.25T'aja CameronEagles Landing Christian Academy
Triple Jump37-0Kierra HenryPope High School
Triple Jump37-10Alonie SuttonSmiths Station
Triple Jump41-1Bria MatthewsForest Park
HS Boys
110 Meter Hurdles14.07Daniel RobertsHampton HS
110 Meter Hurdles14.09Robert DunningKennesaw Mountain
110 Meter Hurdles14.50pMartice MooreMcEachern High School
110 Meter Hurdles14.54Alex EvansAuburn
110 Meter Hurdles14.55pRobert DunningKennesaw Mountain
110 Meter Hurdles14.59pDaniel RobertsHampton HS
110 Meter Hurdles14.62Martice MooreMcEachern High School
3,200 Meter Run8:57.97Logan PoteetKell High School
3,200 Meter Run9:01.05Miles YappBrookwood
3,200 Meter Run9:11.27Christian BowlesLakeside, Evans
3,200 Meter Run9:29.58Ryan PeckWheeler High School
3,200 Meter Run9:29.89Isaac PenmanPeachtree Ridge High School
3,200 Meter Run9:31.58Ben BryantOpelika High School
3,200 Meter Run9:32.55Jonathan SchwindLambert HS
3,200 Meter Run9:32.57Mitchell SandersWalton High School
3,200 Meter Run9:33.65Stephen MartinezSt. Pius X
3,200 Meter Run9:36.17Sam BowieLaGrange
3,200 Meter Run9:36.94Allen ClarkLakeside, Evans
3,200 Meter Run9:36.99John GreenWest Forsyth High School
3,200 Meter Run9:37.01Alex MurfeeWoodward Academy
4x1600 Meter Relay18:06.75Hilton Head
4x1600 Meter Relay18:22.11Auburn
4x1600 Meter Relay18:25.34Marietta High School
4x1600 Meter Relay18:26.97Opelika High School
4x1600 Meter Relay18:31.74Brookwood
4x1600 Meter Relay18:34.67Hebron Christian
4x1600 Meter Relay18:35.49Walton High School
4x1600 Meter Relay18:39.20West Forsyth High School
4x400 Meter Relay3:20.88McEachern High School
4x400 Meter Relay3:21.65Opelika High School
4x400 Meter Relay3:22.85Auburn
4x800 Meter Relay8:00.71Milton High School
4x800 Meter Relay8:04.80Walton High School
4x800 Meter Relay8:05.79Brookwood
4x800 Meter Relay8:07.25Smiths Station
4x800 Meter Relay8:09.54Alexander
Pole Vault14-0William StuartWestminster
Pole Vault15-1Mitt ConerlyCentral High School
Triple Jump45-9.25Daniel RobertsHampton HS

81 National Elites. 220 Elites.