The 10th Anniversary of the Jerry Arnold Challenge was a great success, with 59 teams from across the state turning in some fantastic performances. Despite the cold, overcast, sometimes rainy weather, many athletes were able to showcase their grand early-season form. Some highlights from the meet include:
Caitlan Tate winning the Girls 200m dash for Brookwood.
On the girls' team side, Brookwood won in dominant fashion, accumulating 100 points throughout the day and distancing themselves from challengers including Shiloh (2nd place with 68 points), GAC (a close third place with 67.5 points), and the North Gwinnett girls (fourth place with 48 total points).
Brookwood A's 4x800 meter team winning by one second over North Gwinnett A following a huge final lap by their anchor leg.
The TJ where, again, multiple girls qualified for the silver standard. Morgan Bentley from Brookwood won the event with a 37-9, but had to out-perform Na'ilah Moore from Fayette County (37-6), Makaila McIntyre from Peachtree Ridge (36-9.5), and Erica O'Neal from Shiloh High School (36-3.5). Chelsea Igberaese's 137-8 Discus throw which qualified her for Milesplit's Gold Standard
South Gwinnett won the boys' team competition with 71 points, fuelled by wins in the High Jump, the 300 meter hurdles, and the 110 hurdles all by Antuane Dennard, a victory in the 100 meter dash by Terell Smith, and a victory in the 4x100 meter relay (which included both Dennard and Smith as well). Those two men had a magnificent meet.
Videos of these Track events have already been made available on Milesplit. Be sure to give them a watch if you missed the action, and feel free to comment about any fantastic performances which I might have missed!