MS State Meet ReCap
Oak Hill's Boys celebrate their Team title (photo by Rich Castro)
Middle 'School' Boys Division
Melvin Goddard of Oak Hill took home the Gold in the Boys 100m dash. (photo by Daniel McCauley)
Oak Hill MS Boys won the team title with many athletes taking Golds and also won the 4x100 and 4x400 relay races. Leading the way were Dexter Ricks of Oak Hill, Gold in the 100h, Silver in the 300h, 3rd TJ,3rd LJ, Kirtavious Hightower took Gold in the MS 400 and 2nd in the 200m. Melvin Goddard took Gold in the 100m, and 5th in the 200m and Norquavius Harper snagged Bronze in the 300h
Middle 'School' Girls Division:
Jefferson MS Middle School Girls Team Champs
Jefferson MS Girls are the 2018 'School' Team Champions. The Lady Dragons were led by: Deshona Gaither who took Gold in Overall 400m dash, Katherine Law, who won the 3200m and placed 3rd in the 1600m, Jada Pittman won the 'school' Long Jump, Aleah Benton was 2nd in the 'school' Triple Jump, Olivia Kulniszewski placed 3rd Overall in the Pole Vault, the Dragons were 3rd in the 4x400 relay, 4th in the 4x100 Relay, and 5th in the 4x800 relay adding up to a State title per SMART Athletics.
Grace Mangan of Vickery Creek MS won Gold in Girls 100m dash (photo by Daniel McCauley)
Deshona Gaither of Jefferson MS won Gold in the Girls 400m dash (photo by Marc Logan)
Luna McCauley of Paideia (above) swept the MS Girls 800m and 1600m MS titles. (photo by Daniel McCauley)
Kenyah Conner of ATL Zoom Athletics (#120 a 7th grader) won Gold in a torrid Girls 800m race going 2:23.91 (#1 MileSplit USA) photo by Daniel McCauley
Malik Mixon (1423) took the Overall Boys 100 hurdles crown. (photo by Marc Logan)
Jackrabbit Track Club girls were the Club Champs, and the Overall best in all 3 relays taking home 12 Gold medals! (photo by Rich Castro)
Jackrabbit boys tied for the club team title with Columbia County MS Track Club.
SMART Athletics's Track and Field MVPs of the Meet
Sam Rich plain ran away from the field taking 3200 Gold. (photo by Daniel McCauley)
Sam Rich from Martinez, ran unattached (attends Stallings MS) was the Star of the entire meet. Sam won the 3200, 1600 and took 5th Overall in 800m race. He also ran a leg on Columbia's winning 4x800 squad bringing them from behind to take the win to tie Jackrabbit for the Club team title.
Malaki Starks of Jefferson MS had an outstanding meet, winning Golds in the HJ and Triple Jump and Silver in the 100m hurdles. (photo by Daniel McCauley)
Jessicka Woods of Boys & Girls Track Club was the outstanding Track athlete of the meet. Woods was the Gold medalist in the 400m and 300 hurdles and Kayla Pinkard of Carrollton Jr HS was the Field Events MVP.