Milton Track & Field Showcase Preview (CANCELED)

It was a year ago just after our Showcase meet that everything stopped in our sport and again COVID can stop or pause us anytime. Please mask up, be safe for you and others and let's continue to have a great track season and hopefully this weekend will produce another early-season thriller at the Eagles Nest in Milton. Many stadium records are in play with the quality of teams and programs attending in this unique running events meet on Friday & field events meet on Saturday.

GIRLS Running Meet

The Marietta juggernaut continues as the Lady Blue Devils are loaded top-to-bottom in most events on Friday but will be challenged by deep teams from Blessed Trinity & St Pius & Roswell.

Relays-with the introduction of the 4x200 now at most meets and is becoming a state event in 2022, we should see many top-marks this season and here as well. Marietta & Walton are both within 2 seconds of the stadium mark (1:48.70). The DMR may be the relay event of the meet with BT & St Pius closest to the Marist 12:18.42 record with both around 12:25 in their seed times. Marietta is a clear favorite in the 4x100 by close to 1-second over any other team entered.

Sprints-The 100m could easily see the stadium record fall with Marietta's McKenzie Walker (11.86) who is almost half-a-second better than the 12.22 record set in 2009 & tied in 2012 and Walker plans to double back in the 200m later in the evening.

Distance-Another stadium mark over 10 years old is the 800m (2:16.79, Mara Canning of Walton, 2009) and is in serious jeopardy with Marietta's Kennedy Morris who has a 2:13.57 personal best but she may have to go it alone to get it. The MILE (not the 1600m) is contested here with almost 10 girls just under 5:35 led by Paideia's Luna McCauley and will be challenged by the Heppner sisters from Johnson Ferry Christian Academy & Betsy Gordon of Marietta & Nicole Chastain of BT. The race could be a classic! The 5000m will see Walton's Sarah Burwell tackle the 12 ½ lap race along with Marietta's Kristal McQueen to hopefully go sub-19 with another 8-10 girls trying to go sub-20.

BOYS Running Meet

Can you say Blue Devils again? The double state cross country champions are still on a roll on the boy's side as well but could be challenged by Chattahoochee, Roswell, and host Milton if the races and places fall for the challengers.

Relays-Marietta looks to be the team to beat in both the 4x100 & 4x200 with some challenges from Walton, Roswell & Chattahoochee. The DMR has Blessed Trinity taking a shot at the 10:45.93 stadium mark set in 2013 by host Milton. Roswell and the host Eagles look to challenge BT in the DMR and go close to 11-flat.

Sprints-Blessed Trinity's Zach Bolden (11.15) and King's Ridge John Robinson (21.65) lead the way in the 100 & 200m events as Marietta has strong entries in the 300m Hurdles with Joshua Pitts & Adrian Jefferson who could go 1-2.

Distance-Hayden Marshall of Milton & James Mays of Marietta plans to do battle in the 5000m with hopes of a sub-15:20 clocking while the MILE has 11 entries between 4:30 & 4:43 led by the private school battle of Joey Sandal of Johnson Ferry Christian Academy & Eli McCauley of Paideia who have split their first two races against each other this season, both looking to go sub-4:27.

GIRLS Field Event Meet

Marietta continues to garner points everywhere and the field is no exception. Led by Olabisi Ojulari who is the top entrant in the triple jump, is also seeded 3rd in the high jump. The Lady Blue Devils also have scorers in the long jump & discus. Marietta's depth will be hard to contend with.

The girl's pole vault could be the best contest of the meet with Walton's Rachel Valentine & Olivia Bollenbacher of Cambridge to do battle at 12 feet and above!

BOYS Field Event Meet

Marietta continues to show up everywhere with shot putter Marice Brown & discus thrower Max Herman leading both events substantially with their early-season marks. With scorers in both long & triple jumps, the Blue Devils should carry the day on the field as well. Besides the throws for Marietta, the stadium record in the pole vault will be challenged by Milton junior Andrew Dassler. Dassler took 3 shots at 14'8.25" last Wednesday evening and was close on two of the attempts. The current record (14'8") is held by Matt Mazzacano, a Milton alum ('19) now vaulting at Georgia Tech.

Milton HS Stadium Records

EventMeet and DateName, SchoolYearRecord
100 MetersGirls 6-5A Region 5/1&2/2009Christain Ioni, Kell HS200912.22
100 MetersMilton T&F Showcase 3/2/2012Keturah Williams, Alpharetta HS201212.22
200 MetersFulton County 3/28/2015Micaiah Ransby, North Spring HS201524.33
300 MetersMilton Showcase 3/1/2019Rockie Greer, Johns Creek HS201941.72
400 MetersFulton County 3/28/2015Micaiah Ransby, North Spring HS201554.62
800 MetersGirls 6-5A Region 5/1&2/2009Mara Canning. Walton HS20092:16.79
1500 MetersMilton Showcase 2/27/2015Lindsay Billings, NorthView HS20154:42.86
1600 MetersFulton County 3/28/2015Lindsay Billings, Northview HS20154:57.21
One MileMilton Showcase 3/4/2016Emma Grace Hurley, Fellowship Christian20165:04.23
3200 MetersMilton T&F Showcase 3/2/2013Annie Kelly, Milton HS201310:53.68
Two MilesMilton Showcase 3/7/2020Hannah Miniutti, Blessed Trinity202010:54.45
5000 MetersMilton Showcase 3/4/2016Emma Grace Hurley, Fellowship Christian201617:00.79
100M HurdlesMilton Showcase 3/3/2018Tia Jones, Walton HS201813.27
300M HurdlesFulton County 3/28/2015Kennedy Simon, Westlake201543.88
400M HurdlesMilton Showcase 3/1/2019Ariel Riggs, Chamblee HS20191:10.90
4x100Fulton County 3/28/2015Westlake High School201546.94
4x200Milton Showcase 3/6/2020Johns Creek HS20201:48.78
SMR-800MMilton Showcase 3/2/2019Walton HS20191:47.99
4x400Fulton County 3/28/2015North Springs HS20153:46.93
4x800Milton Showcase 3/2/2019S Baker, E O'Connor, M Cadeau, A De Castro, South Forsyth HS20199:40.83
DMR-4000MMilton Showcase 2/27/2015C Faust, M Ilse, J Wirtz, T Gitonga, Marist HS201512:18.42
4x1600Milton Showcase 2/27/2015C Faust, M Ilse, K Nelson, J Wirtz, Marist HS201521:40.40
Shot PutGirls 6-5A Region 5/1&2/2009Lauren Chambers, Kell HS200946-08.50
DiscusFulton County 3/28/2015Hayden Merrick, Johns Creek2015144-10
Pole VaultMilton Showcase 3/4/2017Becky Arbiv, The Weber School201713-05
High JumpMilton Showcase 3/2/2019Elasia Cambell, Walton HS20195-10
Long JumpGirls 6-5A Region 5/1&2/2009Kelli Hardnett, Campbell HS200918-00.50
Triple JumpMilton Showcase 3/2/2019Morgan Bentley, Brookwood HS201940-0.5
100 MetersBoys 6-5A Region 4/24&25/2009Eric Harris, Kell HS200910.63
200 MetersFulton County 3/28/2015Ryan Clark, Banneker201521.13
300 MetersMilton Showcase 3/4/2017Cameron Price, Mill Creek HS201736.07
400 MetersFulton County 3/28/2015Ryan Clark, Banneker HS201547.53
800 MetersGA 5AAAAAAA RegionalsLee Keil, Lambert HS20171:56.88
1500 MetersMilton Showcase 3/4/2017Michael Malkowski, Milton HS20174:10.39
1600 MetersBoys 6-5A Region 4/25&26/2011Cameron Wagenbrenner, Roswell HS20114:25.91
One MileMilton Showcase 2/27/2015Miles Yapp, Brookwood HS20154:18.37
3200 Meters2014 Milton Invite March 1, 2014Kenan Farmer, Walton HS20149:14.75
Two MilesMilton Showcase 3/2/2019Calen Gizelbach, Forsyth Central HS20199:39.44
5000 MetersMilton Showcase 3/4/2017Sam Bowers, Milton HS201715:05.45
110M Hurdles2014 Milton Invite March 1, 2014David Gilstrap , Marist HS201414.32
300M HurdlesFulton County 3/28/2015Treymane Flagler, Westlake201537.69
400M HurdlesMilton Showcase 3/1/2019William Wideman, Pope HS20191:01.21
4x100Fulton County 3/28/2015Westlake HS201541.59
4x200Milton Showcase 3/6/2020Johns Creek HS20201:34.09
SMR-800MMilton Showcase 3/4/2017Mill Creek HS20171:31.70
4x400Fulton County 3/28/2015Banneker HS20153:18.70
4x8002009 Milton Invite April 16,2009Milton High SchoolRyan Price - Seth Tomy - Tyler Tomy - Fraser Reade20098:06.86
DMR-4000MMilton T&F Showcase 3/2/2013Milton High SchoolAlex Marshall - Kevin McGorrey - Miles Dayoub - Nathan Riech201310:45.93
4x16002014 Milton Invite March 1, 2014Singh, Eisenman, Dahlgren, Sanders, Walton HS201418:58.23
Shot PutMilton Showcase 3/3/2018Nate Wonsley, Roswell HS201856-08.50
Discus2014 Milton Invite March 1, 2014Kenneth Brinson, Marist HS2014172-07
Pole VaultMilton Senior Night 2019Matt Mazzacano, Milton HS201914-08
High JumpMilton Tri Meet 3/21/07Andrew Griggs '08, Milton HS20076' 6"
Long JumpMilton Showcase 3/4/2017Ja'Von Douglas, Chattahoochee HS201723-04.00
Triple JumpBoys 6-5A Region 4/24&25/2009Jamal Tiller, Wheeler HS200947-00.00