Archer Invitational ReCap

(all photos by Chris D'Aquin)

Sam Wright got Archer off to a quick start winning the Shot.

Boys Side: Archer manhandled the Boys field scoring 113 for a 55 point margin of victory over runnerup Lambert, with speedy South Gwinnett 1.5 points back in 3rd. The Tigers only won 2 events, but picked up a slew of 2nd and 3rd place spots to power them to the team win. Top ranked Putter, Sam Wright took the win in the Shot with a toss of 54-3 and Vaulter Daniel Surman had a bar of 12-6 taking the PV. Scoring big points were James Cragin placing a close 2nd in the 1600m and 3rd in the 3200m, 2nd in the 4x100 at 42.06, Derrien Wright was 2nd in the 800m in 2:02.50, Samuel Brown placed 2nd in the HJ with a bar of 6-4 and Daniel Robinson scored a pair of 3rds in the 100 and 200m races.

Elija Godwin edges Terry Conwell in the 200m

Godwin outleans Brian Herron at the wire in the 400m.

There are going to be some mighty great races in the 200 and 400m this Spring between 7A stars Elija Godwin of Newton and Brian Herron of Lakeside DeKalb. Toss Terry Conwell of 6A SW DeKalb in the mix, and its was on Saturday...But, Godwin ruled the day taking 1st in both races at 21.36 and 47.87. 

Terell Smith from South Gwinnett heated up the track taking the 100m dash in 10.68.

Antuane Dennard of South Gwinnett had a big day. Seen here, he takes the 300h nipping Julian McDuffie of Shiloh and earlier won the HJ with a bar of 6-4 and was 3rd in the 110h at 14.36. 

Tyler Fox of Lambert holds off Chase Condra for the 3200m win.

Girls Action

Caitlan Tate of Brookwood (red) winning the 200m

Girls Side: In what could be an early glimpse at 7A State this season, Brookwood's gals earned a narrow 2 point victory over Westlake, with defending champ 6A North Springs 2.5 pints back in 3rd. Leading the Lady Broncs were Caitlin Tate, Lauren Flynt and Mackenzie Ellison.Tate won the 200m dash in 24.58, and placed 3rd in the 400m at 56.74. Flynt took a pair of 2nds in the distance events at 5:19/11:27 and Ellis won the 800m in a time of 2:19.23.

100 Hurdles race was spectacular as 8 Eilite times were achieved as Antonia Frazier of Tucker took the win at 14.08. 

Kaylah Lumsden of Tucker won the 100m dash at 11.64 as 4  girls achieved Elite times.

Caitlan Tate of Brookwood wins the 200m dash at 24.58. 4 Elite times were produced as well.

Jayda Drake-Howard of North Springs led 6 girls to Elite times, winning the 300 hurdles going 43.07

Westlake and North Springs battled to the wire in the 4x100 with the Lions taking the win in 46.61.

Mary Kathryn Knott edged Lauren Flynt in the 3200m.

Coach Kasson of Archer commented, "Man it was a fantastic meet. Had about 4,000 people in the stands and the athletes were outstanding. Definitely one of the top HS Track and Field Meets I have ever seen. I had almost as much fun as watching these guys run as I did coaching my own kids. Such a great event!!"

63 performances met the MileSplit US Second Team standard.
100 Meter Hurdles Finals14.08Antonia FrazierTucker
100 Meter Hurdles Finals14.23Jayda Drake-HowardNorth Springs
100 Meter Hurdles Finals14.25Zykeria WilliamsBaldwin High School
100 Meter Hurdles Finals14.36Trinity WilliamsWestlake
100 Meter Hurdles Finals14.42Rayna WhyteMcEachern High School
100 Meter Hurdles Finals14.42Alexis JonesCampbell High School
100 Meter Hurdles Finals14.65Ashton LindleyCampbell High School
100 Meter Hurdles Finals14.88Jada JonesGreater Atlanta Christian
100 Meter Dash Finals11.64Kaylah LumsdenTucker
100 Meter Dash Finals12.02Destiny JacksonNorth Springs
100 Meter Dash Finals12.17Trinity FlaglerWestlake
100 Meter Dash Finals12.22Saran KouyethNorth Springs
200 Meter Dash Finals24.58Caitlan TateBrookwood
200 Meter Dash Finals24.69Kaylah LumsdenTucker
200 Meter Dash Finals24.78Kennedy SimonWestlake
200 Meter Dash Finals24.97Alexa RossumBuford High School
300 Meter Hurdles Finals43.07Jayda Drake-HowardNorth Springs
300 Meter Hurdles Finals43.43Alexis JonesCampbell High School
300 Meter Hurdles Finals44.21Erin MarshBuford High School
300 Meter Hurdles Finals44.51Aweng MawienShiloh High School
300 Meter Hurdles Finals44.87Nilaja FlorenceMcEachern High School
300 Meter Hurdles Finals45.12Ashton LindleyCampbell High School
400 Meter Dash Finals55.81Kimberly HarrisBuford High School
400 Meter Dash Finals56.26Kennedy CrawfordNorth Springs
400 Meter Dash Finals56.74Caitlan TateBrookwood
400 Meter Dash Finals57.49Sabrina RichmanSouth Atlanta
4x100 Meter Relay Finals46.61Relay TeamWestlake
4x100 Meter Relay Finals47.10Relay TeamNorth Springs
4x100 Meter Relay Finals47.39Relay TeamMcEachern High School
4x100 Meter Relay Finals47.50Relay TeamBuford High School
4x400 Meter Relay Finals3:50.02Relay TeamWestlake
4x400 Meter Relay Finals3:52.96Relay TeamNorth Springs
800 Meter Run Finals2:19.23Mackenzie EllisonBrookwood
High Jump Finals5-4Ronje WilliamsShiloh High School
High Jump Finals5-4Mollie SpeightsBaldwin High School
Long Jump Finals17-6.75Morgan BentleyBrookwood
Long Jump Finals17-10Antonia FrazierTucker
Long Jump Finals17-10.75Saraphina MassaquoiBerkmar High School
Long Jump Finals17-11Ijeoma UcheCollins Hill High School
Shot Put Finals37-11Javon JoynerNorcross High School
Shot Put Finals44-5Natasha StampGrayson High School
Triple Jump Finals36-1.75Adiyah WarnerBrookwood
Triple Jump Finals36-2Erica O'NealShiloh High School
Triple Jump Finals36-8.5Makaila McIntyrePeachtree Ridge High School
Triple Jump Finals36-10.5Royce JohnsonMcEachern High School
100 Meter Dash Finals10.68Terell SmithSouth Gwinnett
110 Meter Hurdles Finals14.22Rainey AndersonWestlake
110 Meter Hurdles Finals14.28Cameron MurrayWestlake
110 Meter Hurdles Finals14.36Antuane DennardSouth Gwinnett
200 Meter Dash Finals21.36Elija GodwinNewton
200 Meter Dash Finals21.39Brian HerronLakeside HS, DeKalb
200 Meter Wheelchair Race Finals42.01Chance BoydLakeside HS, DeKalb
300 Meter Hurdles Finals38.06Antuane DennardSouth Gwinnett
300 Meter Hurdles Finals38.21Julian McDuffieShiloh High School
400 Meter Dash Finals47.87Elija GodwinNewton
400 Meter Dash Finals48.70Terry ConwellSouthwest Dekalb
400 Meter Dash Finals49.03Christian WhiteheadShiloh High School
400 Meter Wheelchair Race Finals1:37.22Chance BoydLakeside HS, DeKalb
4x100 Meter Relay Finals41.73Relay TeamWestlake
4x100 Meter Relay Finals42.06Relay TeamArcher HS
4x100 Meter Relay Finals42.22Relay TeamSouth Gwinnett
High Jump Finals6-6Antuane DennardSouth Gwinnett
Shot Put Finals54-3Sam WrightArcher HS