Zaxby's Archer Invitational Gets Season off to a Strong Start

Archer's Boys defended their home turf and established themselves as a podium contender at Berry in early May winning the team title by 24.5 points over runnerup Allatoona. Coach Kasson commented, "Our Boys were fantastic today! We had several kids run, jump, and throw PR's and for this early in the season that is extremely encouraging. We accomplished what we wanted to accomplish and that was defending our title here against the best programs in the state. We had some mishaps for sure in some of the relays and in the women's 100m, running with new groups of kids and experimenting here and there but that is all correctable. That is why we do this, to throw the kids into the fire right away to sere what we have. I couldn't be more excited about the season to come...

I was extremely impressed with the Marietta Girls. Sterling is such an amazing athlete and she showed everyone here today what type of season she can have. I thought GAC, North Springs and Shiloh were fantastic as well. Coach Jones, Coach McKay, Coach Carroll and all of those guys always have their kids ready to compete and this year was no different. 

Distance ace, James Cragin led the way sweeping the 1600m (above) going 4:24 and also won the 3200m going 9:34.

Elijah Godwin pulled away the final 200m with a nice early season race taking the 400m easily at 47.84

Shiloh won a hotly contested Boys 4x400 relay above going 3:19.90.

Jeremiah Pierce from Carrollton was the star on the field, winning the Discus with a nice toss of 171-0(file photo)

Marietta began their campaign for a Girls Track title with a 22 point margin of victory over perenially strong 6A North Springs. Multi-events athlete Sterling Lester, well, had herself a sterling outing for the Lady Blue Devils, tripling in the 200m (24.17,-seen above) the 200m dash (24.17) and a winning bar of 5=6 in the HJ.

Elizabeth Funderburk of Colquitt (FSU signee) made the long trip from down in Norman Park (a sleepy little town) and swept the Girls distance events, taking the 1600m (5:08) and earlier the 3200m going a GA Outdoor best 10:33.

Shiloh won the 4x100 beating strong squads like North Springs and Greater Atlanta Christian posting a 46.84.

100 Meter Hurdles Finals14.01Sterling LesterMarietta High School
100 Meter Hurdles Finals14.29Jasmine JonesGreater Atlanta Christian
100 Meter Hurdles Finals14.33Jayda Drake-HowardNorth Springs
100 Meter Dash Finals12.15Saran KouyethNorth Springs
100 Meter Dash Finals12.21Ryan JacksonCambridge HS
100 Meter Dash Finals12.25Nia BrownGreater Atlanta Christian
100 Meter Dash Finals12.25Jayda ParsonsMcEachern High School
1600 Meter Run Finals5:08.43Elizabeth FunderburkColquitt County
1600 Meter Run Finals5:14.50Ellie HallMarietta High School
200 Meter Dash Finals24.17Sterling LesterMarietta High School
200 Meter Dash Finals24.78Jazmine HobsonShiloh High School
200 Meter Dash Finals24.86Saran KouyethNorth Springs
300 Meter Hurdles Finals43.74Jayda Drake-HowardNorth Springs
300 Meter Hurdles Finals44.01Nilaja FlorenceMcEachern High School
300 Meter Hurdles Finals44.06Jasmine JonesGreater Atlanta Christian
300 Meter Hurdles Finals44.26Aweng MawienShiloh High School
3200 Meter Run Finals10:33.45Elizabeth FunderburkColquitt County
400 Meter Dash Finals57.93Sarah HendrickAllatoona HS
4x100 Meter Relay Finals46.84Relay TeamShiloh High School
4x100 Meter Relay Finals47.00Relay TeamNorth Springs
4x100 Meter Relay Finals47.10Relay TeamGreater Atlanta Christian
4x400 Meter Relay Finals3:52.32Relay TeamNorth Springs
High Jump Finals5-4Aweng MawienShiloh High School
High Jump Finals5-4Danielle ShippGreater Atlanta Christian
High Jump Finals5-6Sterling LesterMarietta High School
High Jump Finals5-6Kendall McDanielGrayson High School
Long Jump Finals17-8Chloe FairGreater Atlanta Christian
Long Jump Finals17-9.25Ryan JacksonCambridge HS
Long Jump Finals18-3Khiara WhiteChamblee
Long Jump Finals18-7.75Jasmine JonesGreater Atlanta Christian
Pole Vault Finals12-0Courtney LongAllatoona HS
Triple Jump Finals36-0Leslie RodgersGrayson High School
Triple Jump Finals36-0Denise IssahPope High School
Triple Jump Finals36-1.5Elaina HousworthAlcovy
Triple Jump Finals36-3Erica O'NealShiloh High School
Triple Jump Finals36-6.5Jazmine HobsonShiloh High School
Triple Jump Finals37-1Paityn HousePeachtree Ridge High School
Triple Jump Finals37-5.5Shaianne SipseyVeterans HS
1600 Meter Run Finals4:24.48James CraginArcher HS
300 Meter Hurdles Finals39.22Christopher Mitchell IIIGrayson High School
3200 Meter Run Finals9:28.84James CraginArcher HS
3200 Meter Run Finals9:36.30Adrian HernandezAllatoona HS
3200 Meter Run Finals9:39.23Chase CondraPeachtree Ridge High School
400 Meter Dash Finals47.84Elija GodwinNewton
400 Meter Dash Finals48.90Jarel TerryMarietta High School
400 Meter Dash Finals49.45Kuunemuebari MiniMarietta High School
4x400 Meter Relay Finals3:19.90Relay TeamShiloh High School
4x400 Meter Relay Finals3:21.21Relay TeamMcEachern High School
4x400 Meter Relay Finals3:21.41Relay TeamGrayson High School
Discus Finals171-0Jeremiah PierceCarrollton High School
Triple Jump Finals45-1.5Nick CadeCarrollton High School
Triple Jump Finals46-7Markell AllenCedar Shoals