Races to Watch:
Vivette Green of Alexander
Sprints and Relays- 100m and 200m Are going to be showdowns with big team points on the line between MLK's Jayda Hunt and Alexander's Vivette Green. MLK should take the 4x100, but the battle for 2nd will be tight. Alexander has been fastest in class, but point hungry MLK could push them as well as Stehenson.
Hurdles: Simone Harper of Stephenson is tops in the 100h at 14.26 and Reese Crawford of Centennial is the gal to beat in the 300h at 43.94.
Brenda Ayuk #2 of Alexander
Distance: 800m- Brenda Ayuk ran a 2:12.10 a month back and Laura Lewis of Langston Hughes has a pr of 2:13.55. Ayuk is the favorite in the 1600m having gone sub 5: and Kira Stanley of Harrison should take the 3200m having a pr of 10:51.
Courtney Long of Allatoona
Field: Courtney Long of Allatoona is the 3rd best vaulter in GA with a pr of 12-6. In the Long Jump 6 girls have marks of 18-9 and above, including class leader Shatara Johnson of Charles Drew at 19-5. Denise Issah of Pope is the favorite to take the TJ with a top mark of 39-8.50. In the HJ, 4 athletes have bars of at least 5-6 with Kyarra Newton of Greenbrier tops at 5-07.
Elsie Igberaese of Dacula
Elsie Igberaese of Dacula (137-10) will be seeking to continue a family tradition, and take Gold in the discus like her sister Chelsea has done. Madelyn Horne of Johns Creek will seek to challenge (133-6) In the Shot 3 girls have marks of 39+ including leader Camille Saunders of Heritage at 40-7.
Frosh, Jazzmin Taylor Alexander
After finishing 3 points away from team title in 2017, the Lady Cougars had a very good sectional meet and definitely look like the team to beat at Carrollton this weekend. They have the formula to win a GHSA state title as well, 3-4 top athletes who can win their events and be the core of swift relay squads. Vivette Green is a twin threat to win Golds in the 100/200. Brenda Ayuk has the right stuff in the 800/1600 to sweep and Frehman Jazzmin Taylor can challenge for Gold in the HJ and score in the 800m. Alexander's 4x400 squad is tops in 6A and might score in the 4x100.
Kira Stanley of Harrison
Harrison to no surprise is loaded in the distance events and has some bullets in the jumps as well. Kira Stanley is #1 in the 3200 and #2 in the 1600m for 6A this Spring. Riley Perlakowski ran well at Sectionals in the 800 and 1600 and Kayli Moody can definitely score in the 3200. Alana Simpson and Jordan Jones did well in the HJ at sectionals and could rack up key points.
Kayla Hunt of MLK
MLK could challenge for 2nd on the team podium with their sprints and relay speed. Kayla Hunt is a threat to sweep the 100/200, Ayonna Dennis and Jaili Green could pick up points in the 300h as well. Their 4x100 squad is fastest in 6A and the 4x400 team did well at Sectionals.
New Manchester has solid scoring opps in the sprints, hurdles, relays and jumps. Dae'Nitra Hester is a strong contender to win a Gold in the 400m. Brittany Cox is #2 in 6A in the 100h and Alexia Allen can score in the 300h. Chloe Jarrette has chances to score in both horizontal jumps and is ranked #2 in the TJ. Both relay squads are solid.