Your 2015 AAA Girls State Track Champs, Maynard Jackson HS (pic by Daniel McCauley)
The race for the AAA team title was wide open coming in and projections held out to be quite reflective of what schools had a great opportunity to achieve their goal. Blessed Trinity racked up points in distance and Field Events leading before Finals with 37.33 points having a slim lead over region rival Westminster, but more concerning was Maynard 14 points back and Westside Macon ready to strike with 10 points.
Westside and Maynard dueled in the 4x100 with Westside taking 1st (48.04) Maynard 2nd (48.21) while Blessed crossed 4th adding 5 points. In the 400m Mya Ford from Westside kept it rollin' taking 2nd in 57.30 while MJ kept pace with Kayla Jordan 4th (58.28)
Tamdra Lawrence of Westside (W) winning the AAA Gals 100 Meters (pic by Daniel McCauley)
Lawrence then completed her double taking the 200 Meter title in 24.46 (pics by Daniel McCauley)
Tamdra Lawrence propelled Westside's hopes sweeping the Sprints (11.95/24.46) as MJ kept scoring 10 points behind Gabrielle Netter's 3rd in the 100m (12.15) and 5th in the 200m. Zion Lewis of Blessed Trinty kept the Titans atop the old 'Leaderboard' scoring 2 Silvers with times of 12.13/24.94..
Cortney Jones from Maynard Jackson lit it up in the 100 Hudles clocking a 13.97 (pic by Daniel McCauley)
Cortney Jones of Maynard Jackson (MJ) won the 100 Hurdles in 13.97 and placed 4th in the 300h. Meanwhile, Iycis Hammock kept Westside in contention placing 2nd in the 300h (45.83) Blessed Trinity continued to chip away with a pair of 4ths as Maddie Heller (2:25- 800) and Katie McConnell (16.03- 100h)
Maynard Jackson was very focused in the AAA 4x400 with the State title riding on the outcome (pic by Daniel McCauley)
Decatur had a lead coming down the homestretch in the AAA 4x400, but Maynard Jackson was not to be denied, passing in the next 20 meters for a great end to their AAA title run (pic by Daniel McCauley)
Going into the final event (4x400), Blessed held a 5.33 point lead over MJ (with no chance of scoring in the 4x400) with Westside needing to win and pray for a miscue...No such luck as Maynard Jackson was very motivated, winning outright taking the 4x400 Relay in 3:58.79 as Westside faltered placing 6th.
Westminster, quietly was 4th overall, edging East Jackson at 5th and Decatur 6th. Sue Anne Moralis of East Jackson completed a double by taking the 800m race in 2:21.37. Jahmee Reeves from Decatur ran to the 400m title in 56.98. Alexus Shaw from Pierce County came across the SE Georgia wasteland winning Gold in the 300h posting a time of 44.65.