Georgia HS Champions Challenge In Photos


The Announcer, Tony Dunning, uses his deep authoritative voice to turn these two words into a chant, or a battle cry, and the crowd listens.

(All photos by Dan McCauley)

The 2021 Georgia HS Champions Challenge at Stockbridge High School, powered by SMART Athletics, featured 20 metro Atlanta teams.  Although weather conditions were less than ideal, this Invitational produced many fantastic races, and Chamblee High School became Champions!

Raymond Lanier, Kristi Gee, and the Smart staff delivered a well-run event with the safety of the athletes, coaches, and fans at the forefront.

Disinfectant is sprayed on starting blocks between each heat

Girls 1600m is the first race of the day - runners battle cold, windy conditions

Luna McCauley of The Paideia Pythons earns the 1600m win and sets a MEET RECORD

Sydney Bohles of Fayette County takes 2nd place

Boys 1600m 

William Welden of Holy Innocents' leads Elijah McCauley and Gabriel Best in a three man breakaway

MEET RECORD - Joey Sandel of Johnson Ferry takes the 1600m win in 4:33.75 PR

Gabriel Best of Whitewater earns a Silver medal

Girls 4x800 Relay led by Chamblee

Jordan Walter of Paideia sprints to the 4x800 win

Boys 4x800 with Chamblee on the front

Tucker, Fayette County, and Heritage all chase Chamblee

Tucker attempts to close the insurmountable gap

Chamblee shows their strength as a team, taking the 4x800 win

SCHOOL RECORD & MEET RECORD for Chamblee in the 4x800 Relay - 8:29.91

SET - Girls 4x100

Sandy Creek dominates the Girls 4x100

Sandy Creek Girls 4x100 Relay Team

Garrison Madden anchors the Dutchtown "A" 4x100 Relay Team

The Lean for the big win

Cedar Grove takes 2nd place in the 4x100

Girls 400m - Gabriella Grissom of Sandy Creek and Jasmine Gryne of Woodland both run 56.17

Boys 400m

Jayden Warner of Fayette County 51.38 and Adewusi Ademola of Whitewater 51.41

Jordan Parker (4) of Chamblee edges out Ryan Lewis of Sandy Creek in the 100m Dash - 12.53 to 12.56

Marcus Washington (7) of Grovetown and Garrison Madden (5) of Dutchtown - 10.98 to 11.02

Esme Dunbar of Paideia earns Gold and sets a PR in the Girls 3200m

Elizabeth Blazer of Heritage HS takes Silver in the Girls 3200m

Malik Smith of Dutchtown wins the 110m Hurdles

Ivory Davis of Banneker and Amiel Dabney of Heritage HS in perfect sync

PHOTO FINISH - Amiel Dabney (4) 15:30 - Ivory Davis 15:31

Isis Symone Grant of Sandy Creek blasts to the lead and then the 800m win

Diego De Alba leads Chamblee Teammate Tyler Hood to the 800m win

Girls 200m

Maddison Gardner (4), Kenedi Bates (3), and winner Gabriella Grissom (2) of Sandy Creek

Jacob Williams of Harris County receives the biggest applause of the day

MEET RECORD - 200m Dash - Rashun Fountain of Heritage HS at 21.83

Jasmin Gryne of Woodland earns Gold in the 300m Hurdles

Nathan Wallace of Whitewater with the 300m Hurdles win

Boys 3200m features 20 competitors

MEET RECORD - Kaleb Ellis of Harris County in 9:47.33

Andrew Lipton of Whitewater takes Silver in the 3200m

Starter Bruce Truitt keeps the meet rolling

Girls 4x400 Relay - First leg for Stockbridge

Stockbridge Girls with the win

Boys 4x400 - Out front - Whitewater

Whitewater holds the lead over Chamblee

...and the win goes to Whitewater

Chamblee - 2021 Georgia HS Champion Challenge victors

Chamblee celebrates