A Public: Commerce Boys and Gordon Lee Girls Repeat

A Public Boys

Brandon Martin of Commerce ended his HS career by once again sweeping the distance events.

Commerce was dominant in class A Public throughout the season, often competing against much larger 3A and 4A teams in northeast Georgia and it paid off once again down in Albany as they crushed the competition. The Tigers scored 102 points for a 50 point margin of victory. Commerce began by winning a surprisingly tight battle against Greene County in the 4x800 relay posting an 8:37. They swept the top 2 spots in the vault behind champ Brandon Lamby's bar of 14-01 and a 2nd place effort by Colin Hall at 12-06. Martin swept the 1600/3200 races and won basically unchallenged. Sammy Brown won the 400m dash at 50.50 and later was 4th in the 200m. JJ Morris took 2nd in the 800m at 2:02 with Brandon Martin crossing 4th at 2:14. Commerce enjoyed the 4x400 relay coming in 3rd at 3:35. 

Sammy Brown of Commerce won 400m gold for the Tigers.

Montgomery's Brandon Denmark finishing 2nd in the 100m dash (lane 5)

Montgomery County- The Eagles had enough firepower in the jumps, sprints, and hurdles to propel themselves to a runner-up team finish with 52 points. The Eagles came very close to winning a few events and had a slew of 2nd place finishes. Xavier Brantley had a great meet starting off with taking the high jump win at a bar of 6-02, he then bounded to 3rd in the triple jump with a mark of 43-3.50. Brantley then hurdled to 2nd in the 110h in a time of 15.33 and was 5th in the 300h. Brandon Denmark sped to 2nd in the 100m at 11.06 and later took 5th in the 200m. 

Washington-Wilkes blew away the field in the 4x100 relay. 

Washington Wilkes and Schley County ended up tied for 3rd with 46 points each. I think track and field should have a tiebreaker as xc does. Say, whoever has the highest finish in the 4x400? Food for thought... Washington-Wilkes won the 4x100 relay at 42.54, Dalen Cobb seized the 100m dash crown going 11.05 and later was runner-up in the 200m at 22.66. 

Schley County's David Williams celebrates his 800m win.

Schley County- Schley was led by David Williams as he won the 800m in 2:03.77, they also were 3rd place in the 4x800 at 8:49.33. The Wildcats scratched and clawed away picking up a few points here, there and it added up to a third-place team tie. 

A Public Girls

Addison Sturdivant wins the 100h easily going 15.69

Gordon Lee- The Lady Trojans were loaded in the field events and put on an impressive display scoring 62 points...WOW! Now it was a matter of their track athletes executing their skills. Gordon Lee began by placing 2nd in the 4x800 relay clocking an 11:38. Haley Hartman picked up a few points in 1600/3200m, Madison Sturdivant raced to gold in the 100h at 15.69 and placed 2nd in the 300h at 45.37, and ended their meet taking 2nd in the 4x400 posting a 4:20. 

Madlyn Loyd/Arilynn Lee? went 1-2 in the discus for Gordon Lee

Marley Bell left it all out on the track winning the 300h for Montgomery County. 

Montgomery County- Marley Bell had an outstanding meet for the Eagles, driving them up to a 2nd place team finish. Bell began by placing 2nd in the high jump with a bar of 5-04 and followed that with a runner-up finish in the long jump at 16-10.50. Then, Marley rose to the challenge and lept out to 37-10.25 winning the triple jump, with teammate MaKyla Bell taking 2nd place at 35-1.50. Montgomery began Saturday by winning the 4x100 relay in a time of 49.74. MaKyla Bell then secured a silver medal in the 400m dash posting a time of 1:01.14  Emeral James picked up a few points in the 400/200m, but events were running out for the Eagles to catch Gordon Lee. Bell wasn't done yet though63 and raced to gold in the 300h clocking a 44.63  Racing for pride, the Eagles hung tough winning the 4x400 in 4:19.84

Montgomery County passed Greene County at the finish line winning the 4x100 relay title.

Erien Jones from Greene County swept the short sprints

Greene County- Erien Jones from Greene County swept the short sprints for the Lady Tigers in times of 12.67/26.12, was 3rd in the long jump, Anya Lindsey took 3rd in the triple jump at 35-0,  Greene picked up 7 points in the high jump. The Tigers raced to 2nd in the 4x100 relay in 49.77.

Paden Bell of Commerce stayed strong winning the 400m dash for Commerce.

Commerce- Paden Bell scored 40 points at the Area meet, but managed to compile an incredible 33 points at the state meet (she must have been Track High Point) Commerce's other big points came from the pole vault, as Lauren Massey took 2nd with a bar of 9-06. 

De'Aisha Stephens Georgia Military Prep won the 800m and the long jump.

Armuchee swept the top 2 spots in the 1600m with Shelby Green taking the title.