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

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3A Boys

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Eli Morris of Jefferson HS

3A Boys

Jefferson HS has their strongest squad in recent history. The Dragons are loaded in the field events and have one of the top hurdlers in 3A. Many schools have at a shot a team Podium spot including: Westminster who is always solid and could move up to 2nd, Liberty County, Hart County and Cedar Grove will push for podium spots. Monroe Area would have been a title contender had they not lost 2 top athletes to injury in Chase Spann and Elijah Compton.


Sprints

100m- This is going to be a great races w/ 3 athletes having pr's within .02 of each other. Trevin Curry from Hart County was fastest this Spring at 10.72, followed very closely by Travon Phillips from Long County and Namon Pointer of Johnson-Savannah. 

200m- Phillips from Long County  has the top time coming into Albany in the 200 at 21.40. Challengers could be Dennis Foster of Jackson HS, Jaleel Gilbert of Liberty County and Curry from Hart County. 

400m- The 400 is wide open with Monroe Area's Spann out of the picture, but team mate Kason Jones will try to pickup the slack and move up. This leaves Sam Adams of Pace with the top pr of 48.94  Dennis Foster of Jackson could make a run at Gold. 

Distance

800m- Better go hi-def on the Identilynx camera for the finish of the 800m as 4 runners have pr's within .36 of each other. XC Champ Devan Crow has the fastest time of the group at 1:57.71 followed by George Adams of Pace, Collin Kilgore of Dawson County and Sam Adams of Pace. 

1600m- Devan Crow is a clear favorite in this event having a sb time of 4:16.26  Shane Shelafoe of East Jackson, Peter Huff of Westminster, Jackson Borden of Lovett and George Adams of Pace will be in a tight chase pack. 

3200m- Westminster has a pair of contenders in this race with Peter Huff (9:28) and Zachary Roe (9:37) Shelafoe posted the 2nd quickest time of the season at 9:29  

Hurdles

110h- Eli Morris from Jefferson HS attacks the hurdles is tops all-classes with a pr of 13.63 Everyone else in the field will get a good view of his back, though 5 athletes have sb of sub :15

300h- Morris at 37.80is now the man to beat in the 300h with Compton of Monroe Area out. The only other athlete sub :40 is Demetri Cooper of Cedar Grove. 

Relays

4x100- Cedar Grove had the 2nd best time in 3A this Spring at 42.21  Liberty County follows them with a pr of 42.44, Islands HS and Jefferson (not known for speed), Peach County and GAC will make for an exciting race.

4x400- Like in recent times, Cedar Grove has a fast 4x400 squad having the top time in 3A at 3:20.45  Franklin County pr'd at Sectionals in 3:25.10  Pace, Monroe Albany, Jeferson and Liberty County are evenly matched. 

Field Events

HJ- Jason Burke of Jefferson has a bar of 6-8, Donte Oliphant of Liberty County cleared 6-7 at Sectionals and there are 4 others w/ pr's of 6-4. 

LJ- Noah Whittington from Peach County had a mark of 23-7 two months ago at a small meet. Jamal McMillian of Cook pr'd at region with a leap of 23-1.50  Elijah Hobson of Towers, Seth Robertson of Morgan County and LaDerrick Johnson from Jackson could contend. 

TJ- 4 athletes have pr's of 46+, including Elijah Williams of Monroe Area (46-8.50), Shun Taylor of Towers, Garmon Randolph of Jefferson and Elijah Robinson from Hart County. 

PV- The vault could get nervy with 5 athletes having bars of 13-6 to 14-0  Andrew Protiva of Westminster and John Lovett from Pike County have both cleared 14-0 this Spring. Tripp Bullock (13-8) of Jefferson will be skying for team points.

Discus- Spencer Helms of GAC is the clear favorite in the discus having a pr mark of 166-1  Robbie Head of Jefferson comes in #2 at 148-10. 

Shot- Robbie Head of Jefferson led 3A in the Shot with a toss of 52-1  Region rival was tops at Sectionals and Antwann Winn from Liberty County is within striking distance. 


100 Meter Dash

RANKTIMEWINDATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
110.88
Long County HS
2019
210.92
Liberty County
2019
310.94
Peach Co.
2019
410.96
Cook
2020
410.96
Hart County
2019
610.97
Calhoun
2022
711.02
Towers High School
2019
811.07
Johnson-Savannah
2019
911.09
Crisp Co.
2022
911.09
Cedar Grove
2022

200 Meter Dash

RANKTIMEWINDATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
121.40
Long County HS
2019
221.72
Liberty County
2019
322.12
Hart County
2019
422.22
Greater Atlanta Christian
2019
522.28
Johnson-Savannah
2019
622.32
Jackson HS
2021
622.32
Cook
2020
822.40
Cedar Grove
2022
922.55
Benedictine Military School
2019
1022.59
Jefferson High School
2022

400 Meter Dash

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
149.46
Monroe Comprehensive High School
2021
249.61
Jackson HS
2021
350.36
Crisp Co.
2021
450.47
Liberty County
2021
550.53
Franklin County High School
2021
650.66
Monroe Area High School
2020
750.89
Liberty County
2019
851.29
Calhoun
2019
951.45
Appling County HS
2021
1051.46
Redan High School
2021

800 Meter Run

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
12:00.78
North Hall
2019
22:02.08
Dawson County
2020
32:02.43
Westside, Macon
2020
42:02.58
Pace Academy
2020
52:02.66
Hart County
2022
62:02.72
Liberty County
2020
72:02.75
Westminster School
2019
82:02.88
Dawson County
2019
92:03.02
Westminster School
2022
102:03.08
East Jackson High School
2020

1600 Meter Run

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
14:27.76
North Hall
2019
24:29.44
North Hall
2021
34:32.50
East Jackson High School
2019
44:32.84
Hart County
2020
54:33.22
Jefferson High School
2020
64:33.27
Dawson County
2020
74:33.43
Jackson County
2019
84:33.51
Savannah Arts Academy
2022
94:34.80
Dawson County
2019
104:42.45
Southeast Bulloch
2021

3200 Meter Run

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
19:48.75
Westminster School
2019
29:51.77
Westminster School
2020
310:02.55
Pace Academy
2022
410:05.00
Lovett
2020
510:08.34
Southeast Bulloch
2021
610:11.47
Hart County
2020
710:11.71
North Hall
2021
810:12.18
Jefferson High School
2020
910:12.39
East Jackson High School
2019
1010:13.57
Hart County
2021

110 Meter Hurdles

RANKTIMEWINDATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
113.95
Jefferson High School
2019
214.76
Liberty County
2020
314.80
Cedar Grove
2019
414.87
Tattnall County High School
2019
515.22
Westminster School
2019
615.29
Ringgold High School
2019
715.30
Calhoun
2019
815.36
Towers High School
2021
915.39
Southeast Bulloch
2022
1015.47
North Hall
2019

300 Meter Hurdles

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
138.07
Jefferson High School
2019
240.14
Cedar Grove
2019
340.30
Tattnall County High School
2019
440.69
Calhoun
2019
541.33
Jefferson High School
2019
641.35
Ringgold High School
2019
741.44
Rutland High School
2019
841.50
Greater Atlanta Christian
2020
941.60
North Hall
2019
1041.83
Pace Academy
2021

4x100 Meter Relay

RANKTIMETEAMMEET DATE PLACE
142.93
Peach Co.
242.96
Greater Atlanta Christian
343.00
Islands High School
343.00
Johnson-Savannah
543.19
Franklin County High School
643.27
Monroe Comprehensive High School
743.39
Pike County High School
843.40
Jefferson High School
943.48
Hart County
1043.56
Cedar Grove

4x400 Meter Relay

RANKTIMETEAMMEET DATE PLACE
13:25.10
Franklin County High School
23:25.63
Cedar Grove
33:25.95
Pace Academy
43:27.81
Monroe Comprehensive High School
53:27.88
Liberty County
63:28.23
Jefferson High School
73:29.25
Westminster School
83:29.27
Monroe Area High School
93:29.48
Dawson County
103:30.11
Greater Atlanta Christian

Shot Put

RANKMARKATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
150-3
Hart County
2020
250-1.25
Liberty County
2020
349-5
Islands High School
2019
448-7
Jefferson High School
2020
548-0.25
Jackson County
2019
647-6
Crisp Co.
2020
747-1
Liberty County
2019
847-0
Calhoun
2019
945-2
Morgan County HS
2019
1044-10
Benedictine Military School
2019

Discus

RANKMARKATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
1158-8
Greater Atlanta Christian
2020
2136-4
Calhoun
2019
3133-5
Islands High School
2019
4133-3.5
Pike County High School
2020
5132-7
Cedar Grove
2019
6132-5.5
Calhoun
2021
7130-2.5
North Hall
2019
8127-9
Benedictine Military School
2019
9127-6
Jefferson High School
2020
10125-8
Sonoraville HS
2019

Long Jump

RANKMARKWINDATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
122-6
Cook
2020
122-6
Jackson HS
2019
322-4.5
Towers High School
2022
421-9
Peach Co.
2020
521-8.5
Greater Atlanta Christian
2019
521-8.5
Calhoun
2019
721-8
Calhoun
2019
821-6.5
Pike County High School
2019
921-5.75
Towers High School
2020
1021-3
Liberty County
2020

Triple Jump

RANKMARKWINDATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
146-8.5
Monroe Area High School
2021
246-3
Towers High School
2020
345-9
Jackson HS
2019
444-7.5
Monroe Comprehensive High School
2022
544-2
Crisp Co.
2019
644-0.5
Peach Co.
2019
743-10
Liberty County
2020
843-9.5
Hart County
2019
943-9
Morgan County HS
2020
943-9
Pike County High School
2019

High Jump

RANKMARKATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
16-7
Liberty County
2019
26-2
Beach
2019
26-2
Greater Atlanta Christian
2020
46-0
Appling County HS
2019
46-0
Dawson County
2019
46-0
Jefferson High School
2019
46-0
Hart County
2019
46-0
Tattnall County High School
2020
95-10
Dawson County
2020
95-10
Southeast Bulloch
2022
95-10
Appling County HS
2021
95-10
Morgan County HS
2020

Pole Vault

RANKMARKATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
112-6
Hart County
2021
112-6
Hart County
2021
112-6
Jefferson High School
2020
112-6
Jefferson High School
2020
112-6
Pierce County HS
2019
112-6
Dawson County
2019
712-0
Westminster School
2019
712-0
Sonoraville HS
2019
712-0
Greater Atlanta Christian
2019
712-0
North Hall
2021
712-0
Liberty County
2019



3A Girls is Coming next...


Jasmine Jones of Greater Atlanta Christian

3A Girls

5 schools could accumulate nearly 60% of the available points to be scored down in Albany. 3A girls could be another barnburner with GAC having to hold off the always talented defending champ Monroe Albany squad who get to sleep in their beds and eat at home along with rabid fans. Jefferson brings one of their strongest squads in recent history. Westminster and Cedar Grove will be gunning for 3rd/4th teamwise and Pike County could have their best state meet in recent school history. 

Sprints

100m- 3 gals have times of sub 12.25 this season in 3A, led by Cedar Grove's Aubrey Guyden at 12.11, Mikendy Edwards from Monroe-Albany and Serenity Harry of Stone Mtn. 

200m- Jasmine Jones  of GAC is clearly the favorite in the 200 with a pr of 24.17. Everyone else is racing for 2nd with Aubrey Guyden of Cedar Grove, Mikendy Edwards of Monroe-Albany and Harry of Stone Mtn. chasing. 

400m- This is going to be a big event for title contenders GAC and Monroe Albany. Chloe Fair of GAC was fastest thru Sectionals at 56.62  Monroe's Ja'Milya Poole and Nia Harris can score big points for the Tornadoes. 

Distance

800m- Naima Turbes of Westminster (2:15.97) is the defending champ and someone will really need to raise their game to dethrone her. Haley Hooper of Lovett is the sole runner under 2:20 with a shot. 

1600m- The big ? looming here is will Turbes of Westminster put the pedal to the metal? She has a 2018 pr of 4:50, but has cruised in 2019. Their are some tough runners in the race including team mate Katherine Vuckovic (5:03) and Hooper of Lovett at 5:08

3200m- Sectionals was a pure Q' fest for the 3200. Vuckovic of Westminster comes in with the fastest time at 11:19. 7 others in the field have went sub 12: led by Payton Payne from Pace Academy.

Hurdles

100h- Jasmine Jones of GAC is in a class of her own in this event as she currently is #1 in the USA with a smokin' time of 13.33!  Only 2 girls have went sub :15 other than Jasmine including Tayla Moreland from Pike County and Gracie McBride from North Hall. 

300h- Its another Monroe vs GAC bonanza in this event with GIANT team points at stake before the 4x400 relay. Ja'Milya Poole of Monroe cruised at Sectionals but comes in with the best pr at 43.32  Chloe Fair of GAC will be pursuing at 44.02  Camielle Milledge of Monroe at 44.70 could push for 2nd. 

Relays

4x100- This race is going get Saturday Finals off with a bang as GAC's pr is 47.07 and Monroe's at 47.47  No one else will be within 10m.

4x400- A true track fan couldn't ask for more as the 3A title could still be up for grabs. Hometown Monroe will be egged on by its fans with a pr of 3:59.01 and GAC's faithful in attendance will be fully engaged as well at 4:00.85  Cedar Grove was tops at Sectionals in 4:03

Field Events

HJ- Camielle Milledge of Monroe-Albany pr'd at Sectional with a bar of 5-3  There are 3 gals with bars of 5-2 in 2019 including Kayla Cox of Kendrick HS, JoJo Smith from Jefferson and Macy Carter from Pike County. 

LJ- This is a potential event for Jasmine Jones of GAC to go triple Gold in as she sports a pr of 19-8.25 this Spring. Tayla Moreland of Pike has went deep at 18-11.50 and Mikendy Edwards of Monroe-Albany will be pulling out the stops for team points.

TJ- The TJ should be very competitive with 4 athletes having marks of 37+ led by Kayla Cox of Kendrick at 38-10  Taliyah Carter from Cook had a big jump of 37-11.50 this regular season. 

PV- The Lady Dragons could sweep this event having the top 2 bars in girls 3A in 2019. Claire Kulniszewski has a bar of 11-1 and Anna Moore 10-6

Discus- Antania Swain of Cedar Grove led the class this Spring in the discus with a mark of 128-6, Leia Williams of Liberty County pr'd at Sectionals with a toss of 123-0

Shot- Ellie Isaacs from Jefferson has the top mark coming into the meet at 40-10.25, Anna Lowe from Dawson County tossed the rock 39-2 at Region, Alana Thomas of GAC is a close 3rd at 38-10


100 Meter Dash

RANKTIMEWINDATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
112.22
Stone Mountain HS
2022
212.27
Cedar Grove
2022
312.34
Monroe Comprehensive High School
2021
412.52
Towers High School
2022
512.60
Appling County HS
2022
512.60
Central Macon
2020
712.61
Sonoraville HS
2019
812.72
Jefferson High School
2022
912.78
Greater Atlanta Christian
2021
1012.82
Towers High School
2021

200 Meter Dash

RANKTIMEWINDATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
125.26
Stone Mountain HS
2022
225.29
Greater Atlanta Christian
2020
325.40
Monroe Comprehensive High School
2021
425.48
Cedar Grove
2022
525.55
Greater Atlanta Christian
2020
625.88
Central Macon
2020
726.02
Savannah HS
2020
826.27
Franklin County High School
2022
926.40
Jackson HS
2021
1026.47
Sonoraville HS
2019

400 Meter Dash

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
156.99
Greater Atlanta Christian
2020
258.73
Windsor Forest
2020
31:00.58
Monroe Comprehensive High School
2019
41:00.92
Pace Academy
2019
51:01.06
Jackson County
2021
61:01.16
Pike County High School
2019
71:01.23
Greater Atlanta Christian
2021
71:01.23
Cherokee Bluff High School
2020
91:01.29
Redan High School
2022
101:01.32
Monroe Comprehensive High School
2020

800 Meter Run

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
12:20.26
Lovett
2019
22:21.50
Westminster School
2019
32:22.39
Westminster School
2022
42:24.03
Monroe Comprehensive High School
2020
52:24.24
Pace Academy
2021
62:26.87
Pike County High School
2021
72:29.25
Jefferson High School
2021
82:29.44
Jackson County
2019
92:31.02
Pike County High School
2021
102:33.05
Monroe Comprehensive High School
2021

1600 Meter Run

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
15:16.87
Westminster School
2019
25:27.37
Lovett
2019
35:29.34
Coahulla Creek HS
2022
45:31.42
Westminster School
2020
55:32.01
Lovett
2021
65:35.71
Dawson County
2019
75:37.54
Cherokee Bluff High School
2020
85:39.76
Savannah Arts Academy
2020
95:39.86
Jefferson High School
2021
105:40.02
Jefferson High School
2022

3200 Meter Run

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
111:49.71
Coahulla Creek HS
2022
212:01.93
Lovett
2021
312:06.17
Pace Academy
2020
412:13.93
Pace Academy
2020
512:21.95
Dawson County
2019
612:23.72
Lovett
2020
712:25.05
Jefferson High School
2022
812:36.54
Cherokee Bluff High School
2020
912:51.90
Franklin County High School
2021
1012:54.71
Calhoun
2019

100 Meter Hurdles

RANKTIMEWINDATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
114.63
Greater Atlanta Christian
2020
214.94
Pike County High School
2021
315.38
North Hall
2019
415.44
Cedar Grove
2019
515.65
Cedar Grove
2019
615.87
Jefferson High School
2021
716.08
Pike County High School
2019
816.28
Liberty County
2020
916.38
Central Macon
2022
1016.65
Ringgold High School
2019

300 Meter Hurdles

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
145.48
Greater Atlanta Christian
2020
246.04
Monroe Comprehensive High School
2020
346.10
Pike County High School
2021
446.33
Monroe Comprehensive High School
2019
546.72
Greater Atlanta Christian
2021
647.79
Peach Co.
2019
748.16
Cedar Grove
2019
848.33
Calhoun
2020
948.50
Cedar Grove
2021
1048.55
Westminster School
2019

4x100 Meter Relay

RANKTIMETEAMMEET DATE PLACE
147.19
Greater Atlanta Christian
248.92
Cedar Grove
348.97
Central Macon
449.08
Liberty County
549.17
Monroe Comprehensive High School
649.59
Jefferson High School
749.97
Franklin County High School
850.05
Towers High School
950.16
Westminster School
1050.49
Islands High School

4x400 Meter Relay

RANKTIMETEAMMEET DATE PLACE
14:03.91
Cedar Grove
24:05.10
Greater Atlanta Christian
34:05.46
Jefferson High School
44:06.58
Monroe Comprehensive High School
54:07.23
Pike County High School
64:07.63
Westminster School
74:09.62
Lovett
84:16.48
Central Macon
94:19.07
Jackson County
104:20.25
Franklin County High School

Shot Put

RANKMARKATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
139-7
Jefferson High School
2019
238-10
Greater Atlanta Christian
2022
337-8
Cedar Grove
2019
437-3.5
Pike County High School
2019
535-11
Southeast Bulloch
2019
635-5
Calhoun
2022
735-4
Monroe Comprehensive High School
2020
735-4
Liberty County
2022
935-2.5
Dawson County
2019
1035-1.5
Cedar Grove
2019

Discus

RANKMARKATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
1123-7.5
Cedar Grove
2019
2123-0
Liberty County
2022
3114-10
Adairsville High School
2019
4113-6
Pike County High School
2019
5111-11
Monroe Comprehensive High School
2022
6111-6
Monroe Comprehensive High School
2020
7107-11
Greater Atlanta Christian
2022
8104-6
Calhoun
2020
9103-3
Greater Atlanta Christian
2022
10101-11
Morgan County HS
2020

Long Jump

RANKMARKWINDATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
118-11.5
Pike County High School
2021
218-6
Monroe Comprehensive High School
2021
317-11
Pike County High School
2021
417-9.75
Greater Atlanta Christian
2020
517-8
Cook
2019
617-7.5
Greater Atlanta Christian
2020
717-6.5
Central Macon
2020
817-5.25
Crisp Co.
2021
916-9.5
Tattnall County High School
2022
1016-7
Jefferson High School
2022

Triple Jump

RANKMARKWINDATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
138-4
Kendrick
2020
237-9
Cook
2019
337-3
North Hall
2019
437-1
Westside, Macon
2020
536-6
Monroe Comprehensive High School
2020
635-9
Westminster School
2019
735-7.5
Liberty County
2019
835-5
Towers High School
2022
935-4.75
Jefferson High School
2022
1035-2
Central Macon
2020

High Jump

RANKMARKATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
15-3
Monroe Comprehensive High School
2020
25-0
Ringgold High School
2019
25-0
Monroe Comprehensive High School
2022
25-0
Cedar Grove
2021
54-10
Jefferson High School
2021
54-10
Long County HS
2022
54-10
Cedar Grove
2019
54-10
Westminster School
2022
94-8
Kendrick
2020
94-8
Pike County High School
2019
94-8
Pike County High School
2019
94-8
Ringgold High School
2019

Pole Vault

RANKMARKATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATE PLACE
18-0
Dawson County
2022
18-0
Greater Atlanta Christian
2021
18-0
Dawson County
2020
18-0
North Hall
2019
18-0
Jefferson High School
2020
18-0
Franklin County High School
2019
18-0
Liberty County
2021
18-0
Jefferson High School
2020
97-6
Westminster School
2019
97-6
Westminster School
2021
97-6
Sonoraville HS
2019
97-6
Sonoraville HS
2021


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