7th Annual Atlanta Games will be Fast & Furious

The 7th Annual Atlanta Games will be off and running Saturday morning at Lakewood Stadium. 30 schools are registered including Westlake, Campbell, Heritage, defending 3A boys champ Cedar Grove, East Coweta, Grady, Maynard Jackson, North Springs, SW DeKalb and Union Grove. MileSplit GA will be onsite shooting all the race action. 

Keys to the Meet:

  • The Sprints

100 meters:
The events that always bring the crowd to its feet should wow the crowd with at least nine entrants in the boys race with sub 11-second times this season, led by Arabia Mountain's Jordan Barrow (10.80), MLK's Jhivon Wilson (10.84) and Maynard Jackson's Nathan Price (10.88).

The girls race has nine entrants with season times or PRs of 12.47 or faster with four contenders under 12 seconds: Kayla Hunt, MLK (11.85), Trinity Flagler, Westlake (11.88), Kennedy Price (11.89) and Queen Couch, Maynard Jackson (11.94).

200 meters
The boys 200 could produce some sub 22.00 times as five athletes enter with times of 22.33 or faster this season and three with PRs below 22.00: MLK's Wilson (21.64), Southwest DeKalb's Devin Brewington (21.73) and Arabia Mountain's Barrow (21.76).

The girls deuce has five athletes with sub 25.0 entry times and is shaping up as a marquee event: MLK's Hunt (24.29) and teammate Lauren Euler (24.46), Westlake's Imari Johnson (24.70), Southwest DeKalb's Raven Thurman (24.80), and Dutchtown teammates Chelsea Tate (24.80) and Nyah Snyder (24.96).

400 meters
Three contestants in the boys quarter have broken 50.00 this season, including: Miller Grove's Chuck Shawn Collins (49.82), Rockdale County's Justin Steele (49.98) and Tucker's Jonovan Lowe (49.59). Dutchtown's Ja'Shaun Poke, last year's winner, has a PR of 47.69.

Maynard Jackson's Niya Benton-Andrews leads girls entrants with a seed time of 55.05 and should be pushed by MLK's Hunt (55.39), Southwest DeKalb's Thurman (56.08) and Stockbridge's Jaydan Bryant (57.40).

The Relays
Having produced the state's All-Time state record in the boys 4x100, Southwest DeKalb's 40.49 in 2016, speed once again will be the order of the day as some of the state's fastest quartets face off for early-season bragging rights.

4x100
Leading the way are the Bears of Griffin, who a week ago, posted the state's second-fastest 2019 time of 42.07 at its own Erwin Ross Invitational. Formidable challengers include: Southwest DeKalb, Dutchtown, Lithonia, East Coweta, Rockdale County, Arabia Mountain and Westlake.

Westlake leads a trio of sub 48 times this season. The Lady Lions enter with the meet's top time of 47.10, narrowly ahead of MLK (47.56). Others in the hunt include: Southwest DeKalb, Maynard Jackson, South Atlanta and Newton.

4x400
With four of the Top 10 fastest marks All-Time in the state, including the state record of 3:11.31 in 1987, there should be little surprise to any long-time track observer that Southwest DeKalb would be at the front of the pack of 4x400 entrants. 

The Panthers enter with the state's second fastest time this year of 3:18.39. Strong challengers include: Miller Grove, Dutchtown, Westlake, Lithonia, Pebblebrook and Arabia Mountain.

Westlake, which has posted a 3:54.70 this season, appears to be the favorite in the girls race, but could face challenges from Southwest DeKalb, Maynard Jackson, Arabia Mountain and Newton.

'Who to Watch' Individual and Relays 

100 Meter Dash

200 Meter Dash
PLACEATHLETEGRADETEAMTIME
1Mekenze Kelley2021Campbell High School24.29 
2Saran Kouyeth2019North Springs24.39 

400 Meter Dash

800 Meter Run
PLACEATHLETEGRADETEAMTIME
1Emoni Coleman2019Miller Grove High School2:17.77 
2Lauren Lewis2021Langston Hughes HS2:19.84 
3Tai Brown2020Westlake2:19.94 

1600 Meter Run
PLACEATHLETEGRADETEAMTIME
1Tai Brown2020Westlake5:17.13 
2Lauren Lewis2021Langston Hughes HS5:24.76 
3Emoni Coleman2019Miller Grove High School5:26.29 

3200 Meter Run
PLACEATHLETEGRADETEAMTIME
1Jada Banks2019Heritage High School12:07.48 

100 Meter Hurdles
PLACEATHLETEGRADETEAMTIME
1Darci Khan2019Stockbridge High School14.22 
2Ryah Jackson2019Maynard H. Jackson High School14.91 

300 Meter Hurdles
4x100 Meter Relay
PLACETEAMTIME
1Westlake47.10 
2Campbell High School47.16 
3North Springs47.47 
4MLK47.56 
5Maynard H. Jackson High School48.26 

4x400 Meter Relay
PLACETEAMTIME
1Campbell High School3:51.03 
2North Springs3:53.15 
3Westlake3:54.70 

Triple Jump

Long Jump
High Jump

Shot Put

Discus
PLACEATHLETEGRADETEAMMARKPOINTS
1Antania Swain2019Cedar Grove127-8 10


Pole Vault
PLACEATHLETEGRADETEAMMARK
1Anna Dobbs2019Union Grove7-6 
2Maggie Coughlin2019Union Grove7-0


Boys Team-  East Coweta is one of the top boys teams powered by their distance squad led by Kyle Harkabus. Look for Westlake and Union Grove to throw alot of points on the board and be in the mix for a team award as well as Heritage or Rockdale County, 

'Who to Watch' Individual and Relays

100 Meter Dash

PLACEATHLETEGRADETEAMTIME
1Jordan Barrow2020Arabia Mountain HS10.80 
2Jhivon Wilson2019MLK10.84 
3Nathan Price2020Maynard H. Jackson High School10.88 
4Jordan Clark2019Stockbridge High School10.92 
5Royce Tuner2019South Cobb10.93 
6Darryl Mathews2019Griffin10.94 

200 Meter Dash
PLACEATHLETEGRADETEAMTIME
1Kahleje Tillman2020Tucker22.13 
2Darryl Mathews2019Griffin22.23 
3Jonovan Lowe2019Tucker22.28 
4Jordan Barrow2020Arabia Mountain HS22.30 

400 Meter Dash

800 Meter Run
PLACEATHLETEGRADETEAMTIME
1Logan Ray2021East Coweta2:02.39 
2Domonic Macias2020Union Grove2:02.88 
3Bram Mansbach2020Grady2:02.89 
4Jalen Bristol2020Lithonia High School2:03.70 

1600 Meter Run

PLACEATHLETEGRADETEAMTIME
1Kyle Harkabus2020East Coweta4:28.82 
2Bram Mansbach2020Grady4:37.67 
3Domonic Macias2020Union Grove4:40.51 
4Eoin McNally2021Decatur High School4:41.68 


3200 Meter Run

PLACEATHLETEGRADETEAMTIME
1Kyle Harkabus2020East Coweta9:53.35 
2Sam Amick2019Decatur High School10:05.76 


110 Meter Hurdles

300 Meter Hurdles


4x100 Meter Relay

PLACETEAMTIME
1Griffin42.07 
2Dutchtown High School42.42 
3Southwest Dekalb42.47 


4x400 Meter Relay

PLACETEAMTIME
1Southwest Dekalb3:18.39 
2Miller Grove High School3:20.86 
3Dutchtown High School3:24.12 
4Arabia Mountain HS3:25.71 


Long Jump

PLACEATHLETEGRADETEAMMARK
1Tommy Wright2020Southwest Dekalb23-0 
2Jereme Faison2019Rockdale Co.22-7 
3Michael Harmon2021Langston Hughes HS22-4 


High Jump

PLACEATHLETEGRADETEAMMARK
1Devron Harper2019Heritage High School6-6 
2Amanuel McDowell2019Griffin6-4 


Triple Jump


Discus

PLACEATHLETEGRADETEAMMARK
1Aston Beavers2019Westlake150-6 
2Keveione Zanders2020Heritage High School135-1 
3Christopher Moore2020East Coweta133-2 



Shot Put

PLACEATHLETEGRADETEAMMARK
1Aston Beavers2019Westlake45-11.5 
2Carlos Allen2020Frederick Douglass45-8 
3Tyler Southern2020Union Grove45-5 


Pole Vault

PLACEATHLETEGRADETEAMMARK
1Konner Johnson2020East Coweta12-6 
2Noah Shoates2020Westlake12-0 


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