Day 1 Recap from A Public, 3A and 4A

Day 1 results and Video from the A Public, 3A, 4A meet in Albany are not complete, as the Boys 3A & 4A results are not available, skewing those classes Team scores. 

VIDEO

Day 1 in Albany

The big story down in Albany was Haley Hooper of Lovett overtaking Naima Turbes of Westminster down the stretch pulling off the biggest upset of the State meets thus far with Hooper posting a 5:06.27, Turbes finished at 5:10.10, Katherine Vuckovic of Westminster outlasted Frankie Muldoon from Dawson County taking 3rd (5:19.58) with Muldoon going 5:19.98


It was rumored Maggie Yankovich may be hurt, but she roared to the Girls 4A 1600m taking the lead early and never looking back with a winning time of 5:02.89, Hannah Miniutti of Blessed Trinity claimed 2nd at 5:05.09, Kathleen Maley  3rd at 5:06.42 and Oconee County's Caroline McArthur placed 4th at 5:08.54

Gracie O'Neal of Gordon Lee defended her title in A Public with a nice time of 5:16.09, Paige White from Telfair County was runnerup at 5:46 and Katelyn Taylor of ACE Charter 3rd in 5:56

The Boys down in Albany competed in the 3200m race. It was a real photo finish in the A Public race with Jake Lee from Gordon Lee taking the Gold in 10:18.96, just holding off Demarco Hernandez from Commerce HS at 10:19.02, it was another photo finish for 3rd place as Trimyrn Williams of Terrell County (10:45.29) outleaned Treveon Crayton of Hancock Central (10:45.30)

In the 4A Boys 3200 race Justin Wachtel from Mary Persons just above Macon got some redemption defeating XC nemesis Leif Andersen of Marist. Wachtel crossed the finish line at 9:24.13 trailed by Andersen going 9:31.97. Davis Potts from North Oconee raced to a Bronze medal with a 9:40 and Carter Rathur from Druid Hills took 4th at 9:43.

It came down to the wire for the 3A boys title between 3 athletes. Will Wallace of Westminster, Jackson Borden of Lovett and Zachary Roe of Westminster made it an exciting race. Wallace took the win in a photo finish of 9:29.34 to Borden's 9:29.58 with Roe a couple strides back in 9:30.19 helping the Cats' ring up 16 team points. 

Field Event Champions Day 1 at Albany

4A Girls:

PV- Journey Gurley of Madison County at 12-06
Discus- Kassidy Amerson-Fox of Chapel Hill at 125-4
LJ- Jada Grant from Lagrange at 18-9.50
TJ- Qua'Neshia Hamilton from Burke County at 38-1.50
HJ- Jada Blanton of Luella at 5-06
SP- Kassidy Amerson-Fox of Chapel Hill at 40-03

3A Girls

LJ- Jasmine Jones of GAC, with a new 3A record of 20-2.25!
HJ- JoJo Smith from Jefferson on a JD at 5-02
SP- Ellie Isaacs from Jefferson at 40-3.50
PV- Anna Moore from Jefferson at 11-04
TJ- Taliyah Carter of Cook at 37-8.25
Discus- Leia Williams from Liberty County at 126-5

A Public Girls

G Disc- Ansley Whitley of Gordon Lee at 127-4
G LJ- Tycoriah Danner of Was-Wilkes at 18-6.50
G HJ- Kaylee Brown of Gordon Lee at 5-04
G SP- Kenjanai Brown of Pelham- 42-0.50
G TJ- Katelyn Bennett of Lincoln County at 34-10.25
G PV- Kaylee Brown of Gordon Lee at 10-09

Girls Team Scores

Women - Class 4A - Team Rankings - 7 Events Scored          
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    1) Chapel Hill                 30.50     2) Woodward Academy           23   
    3) LaGrange                    21        4) Burke County               20.50
    5) Marist                      19        6) Blessed Trinity            17   
    7) St. Pius X                  14        8) Sandy Creek                13.50
    9) Carver, Columbus            12        9) Oconee County              12   
   11) Cartersville                10       11) Madison County             10   
   11) Luella                      10       14) Baldwin                     9   
   15) Northside, Columbus          8       15) North Clayton               8   
   17) Southeast Whitfield          6       17) West Laurens HS             6   
   19) Druid Hills                  4.50    20) Stephens County             4   
   20) Westover HS                  4       20) White County                4   
   20) Shaw                         4       24) Gilmer                      1   
   24) Heritage, Catoosa            1       24) Henry County                1  
Women - Class 3A - Team Rankings - 7 Events Scored          
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    1) Jefferson                   50        2) Greater Atlanta Christian  31   
    3) Westminster                 26        4) Monroe, Albany             21   
    5) Pike County                 19        6) Cedar Grove                18   
    7) Cook                        11        7) Liberty County             11   
    9) Adairsville HS              10        9) Lovett                     10   
   11) Central, Macon               8       11) North Hall                  8   
   11) Ringold HS                   8       14) Dawson County               7.66
   15) Kendrick                     6       16) Franklin County             4   
   16) Coahulla Creek               4       16) Long County                 4   
   19) Westside, Macon              3       19) Hart County                 3   
   19) Calhoun HS                   3       22) Sonoraville HS              2.33
   23) Cherokee Bluff               2       23) Monroe Area                 2   
   25) Morgan County                1                                           
Women - 1A-Public - Team Rankings - 7 Events Scored          
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    1) Gordon Lee                  51        2) Marion County              30   
    3) Telfair County              22        4) Pelham                     21.50
    5) Claxton                     15.50     6) Commerce                   14   
    7) Washington-Wilkes           11        8) Bowdon                     10.50
    9) Lincoln County              10       10) Schley County               9.50
   11) Crawford County              8       12) Terrell County              7   
   12) Greene County                7       12) Academy for Classical Edu   7   
   15) Emanuel County Institute     6.50    16) Georgia Military College    6   
   16) Elite Scholars               6       18) Macon County                5   
   18) Mt. Zion, Carroll            5       18) Furlow Charter School       5   
   21) Portal                       3.50    22) Chattahoochee County        3   
   23) Warren County                2       23) Mitchell County             2   
   23) Wilcox County                2       26) Clinch County               1   
   26) Greenville                   1                                           
Boys

(The only distance results available are from A Public Boys)

The Boys classes in Albany competed in the 3200m race. It was a real photo finish in the A Public race with Jake Lee from Gordon Lee taking the Gold in 10:18.96, just holding off Demarco Hernandez from Commerce HS at 10:19.02, it was another photo finish for 3rd place as Trimyrn Williams of Terrell County (10:45.29) outleaned Treveon Crayton of Hancock Central (10:45.30) Currently, there is no Video or results from the Boys 3200m skewing Team scores

Team Scores

Men - 1A-Public - Team Rankings - 1 Events Scored        
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    1) Commerce                    12        2) Gordon Lee                 10
    3) Terrell County               6        4) Hancock Central             5
    5) Schley County                3        6) Bowdon                      2
    7) Drew Charter                 1                                        
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