2021 Georgia MS Boys Track State Championships Preview

Thomas Latham of Alpha Crush is a big favorite in the1600/3200m races

(photo Dan McCauley)

2021 Meet Schedule REVISED FRIDAY and SUNDAY

Top MS Boys Contenders Based on Entries/Seed Times

This a very talented field of middle school boys athletes that will be competing on day 1 Friday, and now on day 2 Sunday after Saturday's events were postponed due to heavy rain moving in. There are no restrictions to my knowledge or a governing body for middle school athletics that could ban Sunday competitions. However, county and city schools may have restrictions in place that block Sunday competitions. There hasn't been a drop of rain for weeks now, and now we get a deluge coming this Saturday. Unfortunately, this could water down the level on the scholastic side, as we can't expect every athlete to be able to race on a Sunday. However, keep in mind, it should not affect the 'Club' athletes as they usually compete on Sundays at 'Track Lab' and other competitions all spring and during the Summer at USATF GA and AAU meets. 

On another note, I am not a fan of 'unverified' seed times/marks and am very wary of them.  Middle school track can be a fickle beast, as many meets outside of the metro Atlanta and northeast Georgia area do not have 'Timers' listed in the 'meta data' areas. I know which schools may have FinishLynx systems as well.  Almost all 'Club' meets are professionally timed. 

At Parkview this weekend, this will not matter, the cream will rise to the top for the best athletes. There will be no separate Club/MS team scoring per the most current meet information - Its too difficult to predict what MS teams will be vying for that elusive team title, because club athletes and teams are mixed in when running a 'virtual meet' But, Carrollton Junior High is by far the strongest school team, followed by Oak Hill MS out of Milledgeville and Central MS (Carrollton) It should come as no surprise that Jackrabbit Track Club is the best club squad. 

Point Scoring: Only the top 8 middle school competitors score points toward the state championship. Club athletes do not earn school championship points. However, all competitors are eligible for advancement to the finals and individual awards, even if not competing on behalf of a school. The point schedule is 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1.Medals: Medals are awarded to the top 8 competitors regardless of affiliation with a school or club (or unattached). Medals are awarded at the conclusion of the individual event, in the awards area. 

Trophies are awarded to the following:

top female athlete - field events
top male athlete - field events
top female athlete - track events
top male athlete - track events


first, second and third place girls' teams
first, second and third place boys' team

overall middle school state champion - combined girls' and boys' team.
Top Club Point Champion Trophy ( Club Only)

Below are the top 5-6 athletes and relay squads per their realistic seed times. Who will become the next Jaylen Slade, Zack Truitt, or Davis Fraker? 

Devin Williams of Jackrabbit Track

Boys 100 Meter Dash

Boys 200 Meter Dash

Boys 400 Meter Dash

Allen Israel Sulton IV

Boys 800 Meter Run

Boys 1600 Meter Run

Boys 3200 Meter Run

Boys 100 Hurdles

Boys 300 Hurdles

Boys 4x100 Meter Relay

Boys 4x400 Meter Relay

Boys 4x800 Meter Relay

Relay Team ALandmark Christian School9:50.00h UNEdit | Reject
Relay Team AWoodstock/Freedom MS9:50.54 UNEdit | Reject
Relay Team AOak Hill Middle School9:59.77Edit | Reject
Relay Team AJR Hawks10:00.00 UNEdit | Reject
Relay Team ABremen MS10:02.11Edit | Reject
Relay Team AT J Elder Middle School10:02.65Edit | Reject

Boys Triple Jump

Boys High Jump

Boys Long Jump

Boys Pole Vault

Ashton Pickerel of Athens Christian

Boys Discus

Grayson Ingram of Trinity Christian Sharpsburg

Boys Shot Put