Archer Invitational In Pics (32 Elite Performances)

(all photos by Chris D'Aquin)

It was a great day of Track and Field competition Saturday at the Archer Invitaional as 18 schools battled for pride and delivered 32 MileSplit Elite Performances. MileSplit GA was onsite and captured almost 5000 Images from nearly every heat of the running events and more field events than we can recall from an Invitational. Below is a pictorial of many of the meet Highlights from Chris D'Aquin.

Caitlan Tate of Brookwood won the 400m out in Lane 8 at 57.89

Girls-  Brookwood won the Girls' team title scoring 120 points while only winning 2 events, but scored points in nearly every event except the Short Sprints. Caitlan Tate won the 400 meters in 57.89 and Brianna Isles took the Triple Jump with a mark of 38-10. Grabbing 2nd place finishes for the Lady Broncs were: Grace Lynch in the 3200 Meters (12:11), Isles took a pair of 2nds in the 100 Hurdles (14.65) and 300 Hurdles (47.17), Cambry Gauthier in the Pole Vault (7-6) and Rachel Oberholtzer in the Shot (33-8.5). Their Relay squads also placed 2nd in the 4x400 (4:02) and 4x800 (10:35)

North Springs looks ready to challenge for another State title run placing 2nd with 88 points. Taking firsts for their squad were: Jayda Drake-Howard in the 300 Hurdles (43.72), Bria Dean in the Long Jump (17-10.5) and their 4x400 squad ran away with it (3:50.82) Tucker was a strong 3rd with 80 points led by Emoni Coleman's double in the 1600 (5:37) and 800 (2:20.33) and Antonia Frazier's wins in the 100 Hurdles (14.48) and High Jump (5-2).  

Also picking up wins in events were Archer's Serenity Douglas in the 100m (11.92) and 200m (24.27) and part of Archer's winning 4x100 squad (47.21). Grayson's Natasha Stamp in the Discus (116-0) and Shot Put (36-9.5). Grayson also won the 4x800 relay posting a 10:17. Caroline Kim of Peachtree Ridge won the 3200m (12:02) and team mate Maria Solares took the Pole Vault at 8-6.  

Elijah Godwin made it a sweep for the Rams in the 200/400 clocking a 21.46

Boys- Archer HS defended their home turf overwhelming the field with a barrage of 148 points scoring big in the Throws, Distance events and Vertical jumps. Ryan Camp began his season with a toss of 169-10 winning the Discus (2nd in the Shot), throws mate Samuel won the Shot Put in 54-7. The Tigers swept the top 2 places in the Pole Vault with Ryan Murrell top bar at 12-6 and Daniel Sherman 2nd at 11-6. James Cragin raced to first in the 3200m (9:59) and 3rd in the 1600m. Damonte' Ward took a hard fought win the 800m going 1:55.78 and their 4x800 squad was impressive winning at 8:18.

Newton placed 2nd with 113 points and may be emerging as a strong challenger at State this season having some gifted athletes including Elijah Goodwin who doubled in the 200m (21.46) and 400m (47.48) Alex Sands who was 3rd (200m) and 4th (400m) as well as a key wheel on their winning relay squads (41.13) in the 4x100 and (3:27.90) in the 4x400. Jeremiah Holloman nearly tripled in the Jumps winning the HJ (6-4), Long Jump (21-8.25) and 2nd in the TJ (46-1.75). Brookwood as usual displayed their program's strength placing 3rd with 104.5 points. Leading the Broncos efforts were Scott Myles as he swept the Hurdles clocking a 15.09 (110h) and 41.17 (300h) while Nate Blackmon won the TJ with a leap of 46-3.5. Others winning events were: Jalen Virgil from Montain View in the 100m (10.75) and Sam Ellis of Decatur took a narrow win in the 1600 (4:33.52)

North Springs raced to 2nd p;ace in the 4x100 at 47.49. (Archer was 1st at 47.21)

Alex Sands anchored Newton to the 4x100 Boys title in 41.13

Sam Ellis from Decatur took a narrow win in the 1600 over Nate Reichard of Peachtree Ridge (rear)

Elijah Godwin of Newton outraced the Conwell twins from SW DeKalb winning the 400m in 47.48

Girls 100 Meters Final Heat 

Final Heat of the Boys 100 Meters

Antonia Frazier from Tucker won the Girls 100 Hurdles in 14.48.

Damonte' Ward from Archer outdueled Tyler Barber of Mountain View in the 800 Meters

Serenity Douglas from Archer and Micaiah Ransby of North Springs had a photo finish in the 200 Meters

Brookwood's Myles Scott won the Boys 300 Hurdles in 41.19

Tyra Williams of North Springs anchored their win in the Girls 4x400 at 3:50.82

Ryan Camp of Archer began his Outdoor season with a toss of 169-10

Samuel Wright of Archer here with the winning throw in the Shot Put at 54-7

Antonia Frazier from Tucker also won the High Jump with a bar of 5-2




32 performances met the MileSplit US Second Team standard.

100 Meter Hurdles Finals14.48Antonia FrazierTucker
100 Meter Hurdles Finals14.65Brianna IslesBrookwood
100 Meter Dash Finals11.92Serenity DouglasArcher HS
100 Meter Dash Finals12.06Micaiah RansbyNorth Springs
100 Meter Dash Finals12.08Kaylah LumsdenTucker
100 Meter Dash Finals12.18Jacquelyn SwitzerArcher HS
200 Meter Dash Finals24.27Serenity DouglasArcher HS
200 Meter Dash Finals24.36Micaiah RansbyNorth Springs
300 Meter Hurdles Finals43.72Jayda Drake-HowardNorth Springs
400 Meter Dash Finals57.89Caitlan TateBrookwood
4x100 Meter Relay Finals47.21Relay TeamArcher HS
4x100 Meter Relay Finals47.49Relay TeamNorth Springs
4x400 Meter Relay Finals3:50.82Relay TeamNorth Springs
Long Jump Finals17-10.5Bria DeanNorth Springs
Triple Jump Finals38-10Brianna IslesBrookwood
100 Meter Dash Finals10.75Jalen VirgilMountain View HS
200 Meter Dash Finals21.46Elija GodwinNewton
200 Meter Dash Finals21.58Terryon ConwellSouthwest Dekalb
200 Meter Dash Finals21.81Alex SandsNewton
200 Meter Dash Finals21.82Terry ConwellSouthwest Dekalb
200 Meter Dash Finals21.95Trevious FrazierGrayson High School
400 Meter Dash Finals47.48Elija GodwinNewton
400 Meter Dash Finals48.20Terryon ConwellSouthwest Dekalb
4x100 Meter Relay Finals41.13Relay TeamNewton
4x100 Meter Relay Finals41.53Relay TeamGrayson High School
800 Meter Run Finals1:55.78DaMonte' WardArcher HS
800 Meter Run Finals1:56.51Tyler BarberMountain View HS
Discus Finals169-10Ryan CampArcher HS
Shot Put Finals54-7Samuel WrightArcher HS
Triple Jump Finals45-4.25Tariq BradfordSouthwest Dekalb
Triple Jump Finals46-1.75Jeremiah HollomanNewton
Triple Jump Finals46-3.5Nate BlackmonBrookwood