AAAA State Meet Preview


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1A Public-3A-4A State Meet in Albany

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Boys

Jaylen Slade of Chapel Hill 10.22 says it all..

4A Boys

There are 2 very strong teams on the Boys side of 4A including defending Champ St. Pius X and now supercharged Chapel Hill. Pius is loaded in the throws, hurdlesand relays. Chapel Hill features the top freshman sprinter in the USA with Jaylen Slade (10.22- 100m), relays, horizontal jumps and long sprints. On paper Sandy Creek and Mary Persons are team Podium contenders. 

Sprints

100m- How low can he go? Jaylen Slade of Chapel Hill is a beast having an amazing pr of 10.22 setting him up as #1 frosh on MileSplit USA. JaTravious Stewart of Cross Creek, Quen Wilson of Mary Persons and Keyvonte Nelson of Americus-Sumter will be tight crossing the line. 

200m- Slade is #3 among freshman in the USA at 21.35 Chasing could be Robert Jared Williams of St. Pius and Mike Wright of Woodward. 

400m- This could be a terrific race with AJ Hale of Sandy Creek having a pr of 47.78, Williams of St. Pius at 47.88 and Shawn Langley of Chapel Hill 48.02

Distance

800m- Jonathan Myrthil will be defending his 2018 title and has a pr of 1:52.50 @ Meet of Champions. Wesley John from Oconee County, James Mancini of Blessed Trinity and Shawn Langley of Chapel Hill will seek to make it a race. 

1600m- It looks like a ptential duel in the 1600 between soph Justin Wachtel at 4:16 and Johnof Oconee at 4:17  Do not count out Leif Andersen from Marist though.. Jack Voss and Rowan Wiley of St. Pius are racing for big team points. 

3200m- Look for Wachtel of Mary Persons (9:27) and Andersen of Marist to duke it out here like they did at 2018 XC State. 

Hurdles

110h- Should be quite a race here with team points at stake for Matthew Harris of St. Pius (14.25) and Omarian Clemons from Sandy Creek at 14.30  Myles McCoy of Westover and Tony Mathis from Cedartown could move up with a mistake. 

300h- Harris of St. Pius has the edge with a pr of 37.23. Aj Hale of Sandy Creek at 37.60 has the best chance to beat him. McCoy of Westover could make it tight.

Relays

4x100- Huge race to start Finals on Saturday between top team contenders Chapel Hill (41.10) and St. Pius (41.87) Shaw, Mary Persons and Cross Creek will try to run them down.

4x400- Great race on tap to close out the 4A meet and this event could determine the Champ. Chapel Hill has went 3:18.81, Sandy Creek (3:19.33) and St. Pius (3:20.98) Eastside had the fastest time at Sectionals going 3:19.91  

Field Events

HJ- Sultan Simms of Woodward recently cleared 6-10 and is the clear favorite for Gold in the HJ. Silas Griffin of NW Whitfield went 6-4 at Sectionals 6 others have sb of 6-2

LJ- Yet another key event for team points with Chapel Hill's Freddie Allen III having a best mark of 23-9.50 and Matthew Harris of St. Pius at 23-8.25  Quinton Reese of Blessed Trinity went 23-1.75 at Sectionals. 

TJ- It could be the right time for Jaylen Slade of Chapel Hill to bust out a big jump. He comes in with the top mark at 47-6  Ian Rome of Columbus HS was tops at Sectional with a mark of 45-4

PV- Sectionals was q'fest for the vaulters. Not the strongest event in 4A boys this could be a battle of attrition. Nick Bebko of Cartersville has the top bar this season at 13-7 Four other vaulters have seasn bests of 13-0

Discus- Tanner Duffin has a great opportunity to overtake the #1 spot All-Time in GA having a recent pr of 201-2 Kyle Poole from North Oconee is #4 all-classes with a bomb of 175-2  Logan Montgomery of Ridgeland threw 160-0 at Sectionals. 

Shot- Duffin (nationally ranked)  has dominated all-classes in the Shot having a pr at a non prep event of 70-2.50 and a chance to take over #1 All-Time.  It will be a great competition for runnerup with 4 throwers having marks of 50+ led by Poole of North Oconee


100 Meter Dash

RANKTIMEWINDATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
110.22
Chapel Hill High School
2022
210.78
Cross Creek
2019
310.81
Mary Persons
2019
410.83
Americus -Sumter High School
2020
510.87
Ridgeland
2019
610.92
Cairo
2020
610.92
Baldwin High School
2019
810.94
Cedartown
2020
810.94
Shaw High School
2020
1010.96
Mary Persons
2021

200 Meter Dash

RANKTIMEWINDATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
121.35
Chapel Hill High School
2022
221.73
St. Pius X
2020
321.78
Woodward Academy
2020
421.97
Eastside
2020
522.16
Mary Persons
2020
622.18
Americus -Sumter High School
2020
722.21
Chestatee
2021
822.27
Hardaway
2020
922.28
North Oconee
2019
1022.44
Woodward Academy
2019

400 Meter Dash

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
147.78
Sandy Creek
2020
248.02
Chapel Hill High School
2020
348.35
St. Pius X
2020
448.98
Woodward Academy
2019
549.21
Shaw High School
2019
649.49
Baldwin High School
2019
749.73
Cross Creek
2021
849.89
Woodward Academy
2020
949.97
Eastside
2020
1050.01
White County High School
2019

800 Meter Run

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
11:55.94
Oconee County High School
2019
21:57.13
Northside Columbus
2019
31:57.47
Blessed Trinity
2019
41:58.44
Baldwin High School
2019
51:59.38
Marist
2021
62:00.42
St. Pius X
2020
72:00.57
Chapel Hill High School
2020
82:01.03
Blessed Trinity
2019
92:01.20
Dougherty
2020
92:01.20
Sandy Creek
2019

1600 Meter Run

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
14:25.08
Mary Persons
2021
24:27.47
Oconee County High School
2019
34:28.95
Marist
2019
44:29.31
St. Pius X
2019
54:30.00
St. Pius X
2020
64:30.01
Blessed Trinity
2019
74:31.37
Druid Hills
2019
84:32.81
North Oconee
2021
94:35.31
Northside Columbus
2019
104:37.00
Gilmer High
2019

3200 Meter Run

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
19:27.21
Mary Persons
2021
29:56.27
Marist
2019
39:57.19
North Oconee
2021
49:59.63
Chestatee
2021
510:01.14
Druid Hills
2019
610:02.78
Sandy Creek
2019
710:02.82
Westover High School
2020
810:03.71
St. Pius X
2019
910:07.15
Oconee County High School
2021
1010:08.48
LaGrange
2020

110 Meter Hurdles

RANKTIMEWINDATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
114.25
St. Pius X
2019
214.56
Cedartown
2019
314.66
Westover High School
2019
414.89
Blessed Trinity
2020
514.94
Spalding High School
2020
514.94
Upson-Lee High School
2020
714.98
Oconee County High School
2019
815.08
Burke County
2020
915.17
Sandy Creek
2019
1015.19
Flowery Branch
2019

300 Meter Hurdles

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
137.94
St. Pius X
2019
238.43
Westover High School
2019
339.46
Burke County
2020
440.01
Chapel Hill High School
2019
540.16
Eastside
2019
640.26
Spalding High School
2019
740.31
Sandy Creek
2020
840.34
North Oconee
2021
940.65
Upson-Lee High School
2020
1040.68
Woodward Academy
2021

4x100 Meter Relay

RANKTIMETEAMMEET DATE PLACE
141.10
Chapel Hill High School
242.11
Shaw High School
342.20
St. Pius X
442.42
Cross Creek
542.56
Woodward Academy
642.59
Baldwin High School
742.60
Mary Persons
842.77
West Laurens High School
842.77
Eastside
1042.79
Sandy Creek

4x400 Meter Relay

RANKTIMETEAMMEET DATE PLACE
13:19.91
Eastside
23:20.53
Chapel Hill High School
33:20.98
St. Pius X
43:21.81
Baldwin High School
53:22.18
Woodward Academy
63:22.27
Sandy Creek
73:23.13
Shaw High School
83:24.35
Americus -Sumter High School
93:24.79
Madison County
103:25.74
Northside Columbus

Shot Put

RANKMARKATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
165-0
St. Pius X
2019
251-6
North Oconee
2019
350-7
Perry High School
2019
450-4
Cedartown
2020
549-8.5
Marist
2021
648-5
Northside Columbus
2020
746-8
Blessed Trinity
2020
846-6
Cedartown
2020
945-9
Cairo
2020
1045-4
Cross Creek
2019

Discus

RANKMARKATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
1189-6
St. Pius X
2019
2175-2
North Oconee
2019
3160-0
Ridgeland
2022
4158-9
Chapel Hill High School
2022
5153-4
Heritage HS, Catoosa
2019
6149-5
Westover High School
2019
7139-10
Cedartown
2020
8139-0
Chapel Hill High School
2020
9137-7
Baldwin High School
2019
10134-11
Blessed Trinity
2019

Long Jump

RANKMARKWINDATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
123-9.5
Chapel Hill High School
2019
223-8.25
St. Pius X
2019
323-1.75
Blessed Trinity
2020
422-6.75
Mary Persons
2020
522-3
Spalding High School
2019
621-11
Columbus High School
2019
721-10.5
Oconee County High School
2021
821-8.5
Baldwin High School
2022
921-6.75
Henry County High School
2020
1021-6.25
Cedartown
2020
1021-6.25
Cross Creek
2019

Triple Jump

RANKMARKWINDATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
145-4
Columbus High School
2019
244-10
Oconee County High School
2020
344-7
Chapel Hill High School
2022
444-5
Madison County
2020
544-4
West Hall High School
2019
644-2.5
White County High School
2019
644-2.5
Salem High School
2020
843-11
Chapel Hill High School
2019
943-4
West Laurens High School
2020
1043-2
Sandy Creek
2019

High Jump

RANKMARKATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
16-10
Woodward Academy
2019
26-4
Northwest Whitfield High School
2022
36-2
Mary Persons
2019
36-2
Perry High School
2019
36-2
Pickens County
2020
36-2
West Laurens High School
2020
36-2
Westover High School
2019
86-0
Columbus High School
2020
86-0
Sandy Creek
2020
86-0
Chapel Hill High School
2021

Pole Vault

RANKMARKATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
112-6
White County High School
2020
112-6
White County High School
2019
112-6
Cartersville High School
2020
112-6
Heritage HS, Catoosa
2019
112-6
Woodward Academy
2021
112-6
Columbus High School
2020
712-0
Gilmer High
2019
811-6
Madison County
2020
811-6
Madison County
2021
811-6
Hardaway
2019
811-6
Sandy Creek
2019


4A Girls

Gabriella Grissom of Sandy Creek

Chapel Hill will be gunning for a 3rd consecutive 4A Girls team title. They are strong in the relays, throws, 'long sprints' and PV. Sandy Creek has the best chance to upend them with 'long sprints' jumps, relays and 300h. Other squads pushing for the team Podium are Marist, Westover, St. Pius and Woodward. 


Sprints

100m- Talaya Lewis of Richmond Academy has the top pr in this event at 11.79  Kayla Sweeney of Howard is at 11.92, Ashanti Tigner of Troup County and Aaliyah James of West Hall both have went sub :12

200m- Lewis of Richmond Academy could double being the fastest in the 200 as well at 24.78  James of West Hall and Sweeney of Howard will seek to break up the sweep. Unfortunately, Sheleah Harris of North Oconee got injured? and would have been a factor in both events.

400m- 2 girls have went sub :57 in the 400 this season including rankings leader Gabriella Grissom at 56.52 and Ilene Soleyn of Chapel Hill.

Distance

800m- Gabriella Grissom of Sandy Creek comes in with the top pr in the 800 at 2:16.52  Shamia Jones of Westover should be a factor and Ilene Soleyn of Chapel Hill will be pressing for team points. Its my understanding. Morgan Engels of North Oconee and Caroline McArthur of Oconee should be near the front.

1600m- The fastest runner in this event, Maggie Yankovich of St. Pius has a pr of 5:00.99, but cruised to a pedestrian 5:40 at Sectionals. The race could be wide open between her and Hannah Miniutti of Blessed Trinity, Kathleen Maley and Emily Little of Marist. 

3200m- Yankovich of St. Pius has the top pr in 4A at 10:56. Expect Kathleen Schellman of Marist, Miniutti of Blessed Trinity, Phoebe Brodrick of Oconee and Kathleen Maley of Marist to contend.

Hurdles

100h- Chastity Pickett of Westover is primed to sweep the hurdles events. She has a pr of 14.38  Other top athletes are Ny'Ajah Hardy from Cairo HS and Abigail Turnbull of Chapel Hill. 

300h- Pickett will be tough to beat in the 300h as well having a top time of 43.50  Racing for 2nd and hoping for a miscue are Jania Hodges of Sandy Creek, Savannah Simms of Woodward and Trinaty Coney of Howard.

Relays

4x100- Big race for Chapel Hill (47.63) and Sandy Creek (48.07) GW Carver out of Columbus is a threat at 48.08 along w/ Baldwin at 48.13

4x400- The 4x400 may determine the team champ once again with Chapel Hill the fastest 4A squad this season at 3:55 followed by Sandy Creek's 3:57  Westover, Woodward and Marist will contend.

Field Events

HJ- 2 ladies have bars of 5-7 this Spring including Jania Hodges of Sandy Creek and Mollie Speights from Baldwin. HJ can be a hit or miss event, so don't count out Jada Blanton of Luella and Kianni Westbrook of Burke County.

LJ- 3 girls have marks of 18+ in the LJ in 2019. Sadrea Mabry of GW Carver (18-6.75) Jania Hodges of Sandy Creek and Jada Grant from Lagrange.

TJ- Grant from Lagrange has the top mark coming into the State meet with a sweet 40-3 bound, looking to surpass her could be Qua'Neshia Hamilton from Burke County, and Karen Kirunda of Marist.

PV- Journey Gurley of Madison County has cleared 12-6 at Oconee County tri. Malahne Walker of Chapel Hill may be the only vaulter with a shot to beat her at 11-2

Discus- This event is wide open between Nakalaya Burrell of North Clayton, Egypt Jackson of Woodward. London Shaw from Cartersville, Haylee Terry of SW Whitfield and Kassidy Amerson-Fox will try to sling one past them.

Shot- Big points at stake for Chapel Hill with top ranked Kassidy Amerson-Fox (40-9.50) Hoping to supplant her will be Jana Barden of Blessed Trinity, Shania Riles of GW Carver and Shaw from Cartersville.


100 Meter Dash

RANKTIMEWINDATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
111.79
Richmond Academy
2019
211.92
Howard High School
2020
311.97
West Hall High School
2020
412.02
Cross Creek
2020
512.15
Troup Co.
2020
612.25
LaGrange
2019
612.25
Chapel Hill High School
2020
812.27
Shaw High School
2019
912.30
LaGrange
2019
1012.32
Burke County
2022

200 Meter Dash

RANKTIMEWINDATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
124.78
Richmond Academy
2019
224.80
West Hall High School
2020
325.09
Howard High School
2020
425.19
Troup Co.
2020
525.27
LaGrange
2019
625.40
Chapel Hill High School
2020
725.43
Chapel Hill High School
2020
825.47
Cross Creek
2020
925.58
Spalding High School
2020
1025.76
Columbus High School
2020

400 Meter Dash

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
156.52
Sandy Creek
2022
257.85
Spalding High School
2020
358.02
Chapel Hill High School
2020
458.35
Woodward Academy
2020
558.66
Chapel Hill High School
2019
658.73
Burke County
2020
758.85
Blessed Trinity
2020
859.02
Woodward Academy
2021
959.20
Richmond Academy
2020
1059.49
North Oconee
2022

800 Meter Run

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
12:19.78
North Oconee
2022
22:19.82
Oconee County High School
2019
32:20.32
Sandy Creek
2022
42:20.40
Blessed Trinity
2019
52:20.51
Hampton HS
2022
62:20.70
Gilmer High
2021
72:20.86
Chapel Hill High School
2019
82:21.21
Oconee County High School
2020
92:21.96
Westover High School
2020
102:22.34
White County High School
2019

1600 Meter Run

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
15:21.85
Howard High School
2019
25:28.59
Gilmer High
2021
35:29.45
Blessed Trinity
2021
45:29.66
Blessed Trinity
2019
55:31.80
Marist
2020
65:38.93
Marist
2019
75:39.18
Oconee County High School
2019
85:39.99
Oconee County High School
2021
95:40.30
St. Pius X
2019
105:40.49
St. Pius X
2021

3200 Meter Run

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
111:31.36
Marist
2020
211:37.30
Oconee County High School
2021
311:39.22
Blessed Trinity
2021
411:39.45
North Oconee
2021
511:39.70
St. Pius X
2019
611:39.71
St. Pius X
2020
711:44.42
Marist
2019
811:48.65
Blessed Trinity
2019
911:51.10
Howard High School
2019
1012:49.69
Columbus High School
2020

100 Meter Hurdles

RANKTIMEWINDATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
114.38
Westover High School
2019
214.92
Cairo
2022
315.17
Chapel Hill High School
2022
415.37
Heritage HS, Catoosa
2019
515.40
Woodward Academy
2019
615.75
Marist
2019
715.92
Howard High School
2020
816.17
Burke County
2019
916.31
Hardaway
2021
1016.48
Heritage HS, Catoosa
2022

300 Meter Hurdles

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
143.50
Westover High School
2019
245.12
Sandy Creek
2021
345.33
Woodward Academy
2021
446.66
St. Pius X
2019
546.98
Howard High School
2020
647.20
Baldwin High School
2019
747.38
Marist
2019
847.43
Woodward Academy
2021
947.45
Spalding High School
2020
1048.14
Henry County High School
2019

4x100 Meter Relay

RANKTIMETEAMMEET DATE PLACE
147.63
Chapel Hill High School
248.07
Sandy Creek
348.08
G.W. Carver, Columbus
448.63
Shaw High School
548.73
LaGrange
648.83
Baldwin High School
748.98
Burke County
849.09
Luella High school
949.27
Woodward Academy
1049.33
Howard High School

4x400 Meter Relay

RANKTIMETEAMMEET DATE PLACE
14:03.15
Woodward Academy
24:03.34
Chapel Hill High School
34:04.70
Westover High School
44:04.93
Marist
54:06.38
Spalding High School
64:06.66
St. Pius X
74:08.23
Sandy Creek
84:08.78
Baldwin High School
94:09.02
Luella High school
104:09.39
Hardaway

Shot Put

RANKMARKATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
140-9.5
Chapel Hill High School
2021
239-2
Cartersville High School
2019
338-1.5
Chapel Hill High School
2019
436-10.5
Blessed Trinity
2019
535-8
G.W. Carver, Columbus
2019
635-7.5
West Laurens High School
2022
735-1
Stephens Co.
2021
834-4.5
Oconee County High School
2021
934-3.5
White County High School
2020
1034-3
Madison County
2019

Discus

RANKMARKATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
1123-0
Woodward Academy
2020
2120-4
North Clayton High School
2020
3117-1
Southeast Whitfield High School
2020
4116-6
LaGrange
2019
5116-2
Chapel Hill High School
2021
6114-6
Shaw High School
2020
7112-2
G.W. Carver, Columbus
2019
8110-8
Hampton HS
2019
9106-1
Mary Persons
2021
10103-4
Chapel Hill High School
2019

Long Jump

RANKMARKWINDATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
118-0.25
G.W. Carver, Columbus
2019
217-11.75
Sandy Creek
2021
317-8.5
Cross Creek
2020
317-8.5
Burke County
2019
517-7.25
Marist
2019
617-7
LaGrange
2019
717-6.75
Woodward Academy
2019
717-6.75
West Laurens High School
2020
917-6
Northside Columbus
2019
1017-5.5
Henry County High School
2019

Triple Jump

RANKMARKWINDATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
138-1.5
LaGrange
2019
237-9
Woodward Academy
2021
337-0
Marist
2019
436-8
Burke County
2019
536-5
Druid Hills
2020
636-4.5
Westover High School
2020
735-10
Hardaway
2020
835-7
Baldwin High School
2020
935-5.5
Northside Columbus
2019
1035-1.5
Shaw High School
2021

High Jump

RANKMARKATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
15-6
Luella High school
2020
25-4
Burke County
2019
25-4
Baldwin High School
2020
45-2
Sandy Creek
2021
45-2
West Hall High School
2020
45-2
White County High School
2020
75-0
Sandy Creek
2022
75-0
Americus -Sumter High School
2021
75-0
Druid Hills
2020
75-0
Blessed Trinity
2020
75-0
Woodward Academy
2019
75-0
Chestatee
2019

Pole Vault

RANKMARKATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
111-0
Madison County
2019
210-6
Oconee County High School
2020
310-0
Woodward Academy
2022
310-0
Marist
2020
59-6
Chapel Hill High School
2022
59-6
White County High School
2019
79-0
Chapel Hill High School
2022
79-0
Woodward Academy
2021
79-0
Marist
2020
108-6
Blessed Trinity
2020


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