Meet Preview: 2021 Eagle's Landing Chick-Fil-A Invitational

A blast from the past, Girls 4x100 relay back in 2019 at the meet.

The Eagle's Landing Chick Fil A Invitational has become a highly competitive meet. It began 10 years ago hosted by Eagles Landing Christian School. With the exception of 2017-2019, ELCA has been the host venue for the popular meet. Last season it was canceled two days before it was to occur thanks to COVID-19 (which is still around, though people have begun to get vaccinated in Georgia. It's going to quite the extravaganza this Saturday as 30 schools and 732 athletes are registered to compete. MileSplit Georgia will be onsite shooting photos and all the action on the track.

It was difficult to call a team favorite out on the boy's side, but Pace could score big in the distance events, short sprints, and longer relays. Below are the top athletes who are entered into the meet to keep a lookout for in their events. Bradley Favors of Stephenson and John Catherman of Pace (in bold below) are currently ranked #1 all-classes in those events. The 1600m run should be a tight race with the Blaha twins from Pace and 6A State XC champ Jonathan Greene from Evans.

Top HS Boys to Watch:

Boys 100m
Boys 200m

Boys 400m

Boys 800m

Boys 1600m

Boys 3200m

Boys 110h

Boys 300h

Boys 4x100

Boys 4x400

Boys 4x800
Relay Team APace Academy9:48.00 UN

Boys Long Jump

Boys Shot Put

Top HS Girls to Watch:

For the girl's competition, 5A Chapel Hill is going to be hard to keep pace with having speed, hurdlers, relays, and strength in the field. The elite athletes registered to race are Simone Rojas from Evans HS in the 1600/3200m run. A Private State XC champ Kiley Murphy of Brookstone School (Columbus) should give Rojas a good race. There are four triple jumpers soaring around 35-0, including 100m dash favorite Derica Price of Chapel Hill. Malahne Walker of Chapel Hill is a double threat in the Pole Vault coming in with a bar of 11-6 and should contend in the Long Jump. Kassidy Amerson-Fox could double in the throws events 

Girls 100m

Girls 200m

Girls 400m

Girls 800m

Girls 1600m

Girls 3200m

Girls 100h

Girls 300h

Girls 4x100

Girls 4x400

Girls 4x800
Relay Team APace Academy9:48.00 UN
Relay Team AUnion Grove HS10:24.91

Girls Triple Jump

Girls Long Jump

Girls Pole Vault

Girls Shot Put

Girls Discus

Venue Records: Eagle's Landing Christian Academy

Meet Records

Virtual Meets

Teams Entered

  • Alcovy
  • Appling County HS
  • Atlanta Classical Academy
  • Brookstone
  • Carver, Atlanta
  • Cedar Grove
  • Cedar Shoals
  • Chapel Hill High School
  • Clarkston
  • Dutchtown High School
  • Eagles Landing Christian Academy
  • East Coweta
  • Elite Scholars Academy
  • Evans High School
  • Grimsley Unified Track & Field
  • Habersham Central High School
  • Hampton HS
  • Harris Co. High School
  • Jonesboro HS
  • KIPP Atlanta Collegiate
  • Lakeside HS, DeKalb
  • Locust Grove High School
  • Loganville Christian Academy
  • Lovett
  • Luella High school
  • Mary Persons
  • McDonough
  • Morgan County HS
  • New Creation Christian Academy
  • Newton
  • Ola High School
  • Osborne High School
  • Pace Academy
  • Putnam County HS
  • Richmond Hill
  • Riverdale High School
  • Sandy Creek
  • South Atlanta
  • Southwest Dekalb
  • Stephenson High School
  • Union Grove HS
  • Veterans HS
  • Westover High School
  • Whitefield Academy

Schedule of Events:

8:00 AM Coaches Meeting

8:30 AM Field Events Begin

Pole Vault - HS Girls, HS Boys

Discus-- HS Boys followed by HS Girls

Shot Put - HS Girls followed by HS Boys

Long Jump - HS Boys followed by HS Girls

Triple Jump - HS Girls followed by HS Boys

High Jump - HS Girls followed by HS Boys

8:45 AM 3200 M Girls followed by Boys

9:30 AM JV 1600m run - Girls followed by Boys(this race is for those not otherwise entered in the meet)

9:45 AM JV 100m dash - Girls followed by Boys(this race is for those not otherwise entered in the meet)

10:00 AM Slower heats of the 1600m run - Girls followed by Boys

10:30 AM JV 400m dash - Girls followed by Boys(this race is for those not otherwise entered in the meet)

11:00 AM 4 X 800m relay - Girls followed by Boys

12 Noon or finish of field Events (whichever is first): All running events are HS Girls followed by HS Boys. 4x100 1600 (fastest heats only) 400 100 100/110 Hurdles 800 200 300 Hurdles 4x400

Heating: All running events will be finals and will be put in heats according to times.