Rockdale Co. Conyers, GA, USA

Rockdale Co.

1174 Bulldog Circle Conyers, GA, USA
(770) 483-8753

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4th Annual AT&T Starr’s Mill Panther Invitational Preview Don Livingston Sep 3, 2015

This year’s line-up for the 4th annual AT&T Starr’s Mill Panther XC Invitational looks even deeper than last year’s event and bigger. With 54 teams and 1800 athletes across high school and middle school athletes on the beautiful rolling grass fields and trail of Heritage, it will be an awesome day for running.

Atlanta Track Club Recognizes Top High School Athletes at All-Metro Track and Field Awards Banquet Press Release Jun 4, 2015

ATLANTA – June 4, 2015 – Atlanta Track Club honored 46 of the best runners, jumpers and throwers in metro Atlanta at the All-Metro Track and Field Awards Banquet on Wednesday, June 3 at the College Football Hall of Fame. Each year, Atlanta Track Club hosts the All-Metro Awards Banquet as part of its commitment to recognize outstanding high school track and field and cross country athletes.

Georgia Olympics AAAAAA Preview Bruce Taylor May 11, 2015

We will begin previews of the GA Olympics with Class AAAAAA. I ran a virtual type meet based on Sectionals. Its not as accurate as many with the 3200 race being very slow not reflective of what those guys can run

AAAAAA Girls State Meet Preview Bruce Taylor May 5, 2015

Oh man...its going down to the wire for the Girls AAAAAA Team title as McEachern and Westlake will face off again down in the bowl of hot and humid Albany at Hugh Mills Stadium. Whoever brings it, will emerge as 6A Champs !!!

Speeding Allowed at 4th Annual Lions Showcase, Clark Goes 10.41! Bruce Taylor Feb 22, 2015

The weather did not stop 19 schools from competing at the 4th Annual Lions Showcase in SW Atlanta as some hot performances warmed up the crowd in attendance. Ryan Clark, Candace Hill, Kristn Hall and the SW DeKalb/Westlake/Rockdale/Banneker Boys relay squads stole the show with impressive early season performances in conditions less than conducive for Sprinters.

Top Returners Georgia Boys Indoor 60 Meters Bruce Taylor Jan 9, 2015

With a flurry of indoor meets available beginning with the KYA HS Indoor Challenge at East Tennessee State on 1/16 here's a list of the top Georgia Boys Indoor 60 Meter best. Lawrence Crawford is the reigning King at 60 Meters with a top time of 6.95 from Last Chance at Birmingham Winter 2014. 

Rockdale-Newton County Championships ReCap Oct 20, 2014

Rockdale County HS won its 1st overall combined Boys and Girls, Newton-Rockdale (NewRock) County Championship since 1996. Dax Willette lead the way for the Rockdale Boys victory on a hilly and difficult Sims Elementary School course, winning in a time of 16:52, over Heritage High School’s Jallah Galimah (17:20), and Rockdale’s 3rd place finisher, Jonathan Butler (18:18). In the girl’s division, Kimola Mcallum placed 1st, in 23:32, pacing the Rockdale County Girls to a runner-up finish, behind Heritage who was led by 9th grader Synia White (2nd in 24:01).

Winder-Barrow HS/MS Invitational Summary Bruce Taylor Sep 14, 2014

The Winder-Barrow Invite had 12 HS teams and 11 MS/Clubs made the trip to Bramlett Elementary this past Saturday. Archer's Boys and Johns Creek's Girls won the Varsity team races while the Junior Hoyas from Cobb County stole the MS team trophy and Rabun County MS took the Girls hardware back to the mountains. Dax Willette, McKenzie Knudson, Andrew Scott and Katya Bessiere ran to individual titles in the Varsity and MS races.   all photos by Dan McCauley

Mercy Invite Summary- Friedman and Hurley Dominant Bruce Taylor Aug 23, 2014

Compared to many meets today the Mercy Campus was about empty by 10:45am as the heat rushed patrons and runners alike to their cars/busses to get cool.  The Individual Varsity races were a display of domination by Reilly Friedman and FCA's Emma Grace Hurley. Whitewater's Boys took the team title over a deeper Rockdale Co squad. Mega-school Centennial won the Girls Varsity team race. On a sad note, Helen Williams of AIS is out for the season with stress fracture of the hip. 

Shiloh Dominates Winning the 6A Team Title Bruce Taylor May 11, 2014

Shiloh HS won their first Track title on Saturday afternoon clinching their title early behind the legs of speedy Jeremy McDuffie as he won 4 gold medals leading the Generals march to the Podium. The competition was intense for the  runnerup team spot as Brookwood (41) and 3rd place Westlake (40.5) and  Rockdale County were right in the mix till their last stride in the 4x400m relay. The 400 and 800m races were epic as both events came down to the wire....

6A Boys Georgia Olympics Meet Preview Bruce Taylor May 6, 2014

Shiloh HS is the pre-meet favorite after winning Region and getting their top scorers out of Sectionals. If they perform as they have all season the Generals could have it clinched before the 4x400m relay. Westlake looks to be a contender and Brookwood's top guns will have them near the top of the leaderboard (electronic) by Friday's end. There are no less than 5 teams with an opportunity to bust into the top 4 including Lovejoy, Grayson, Mill Creek, Rockdale County and Collins Hill.  

Candace Hill Electrifies the Crowd Going 23.21 and 11.44 in Finals Bruce Taylor May 3, 2014

Super Frosh Candace Hill from Rockdale County HS set the already hot mondo on fire in both the short sprints putting the nation on notice that she's the real thing Saturday afternoon at the GHSA Girls State Championships. First with a 11.44 in the 100 meters and then going 23.21 in the 200 meters taking over the #1 time in the MileSplit National Rankings (wind legal) as I just verified with the Timer. Her 11.44 in the 100 meters puts her with the 3rd best wind legal time currently.                              

Girls 6A State Preview Bruce Taylor Apr 30, 2014

It all comes down to Westlake and McEachern for the 6A state title and Westlake has the upper hand in both relays with multiple teams. We should have a glimpse of how things are shaping up by watching the prelims. Only the top athletes will be able to back down and coast before the finish line ..

6A Sectionals ReCap Bruce Taylor Apr 27, 2014

The weather was pleasant (finally) for Sectionals this past Saturday. 6A 'B' was held in Tifton Ga, and 6A 'A' was at McEachern and the racing was hot and heavy for both. Surprising the only chatter on the Discussion Board has been very low key.  103 National Elites were achieved in 'A' and currently we have no data for 'B' as of presstime. 

AAAAAA Region Championships 'Athletes of the Week' Bruce Taylor Apr 25, 2014

For AAAAAA, Robert Dunning scored big for Kennesaw Mtn as he 'Tripled' sweeping  the Hurdles in 14.19/38.72 and clearing 6-6 in the HJ. Shanel Burr of North Cobb swept the Hurdles events in 14.03/44.27 making her the woman to beat at Sectionals/State earning her AAAAAA Girls 'Region Athlete of the Week' 

Georgia's 2 Fab Female Frosh Rule at Mobile Challenge of Champions Bruce Taylor Apr 6, 2014

Georgia was very well represented at the Mobile Challenge of Champions as a pair of Fabulous Frosh including Carson Dingler of First Presbyterian Day School (Macon) and Candace Hill from Rockdale County made their presence on the National scene with their outstanding performances. Overall 23 MileSplit National Silver Elite standards were met!  

6A Girls Athletes of the Week ending 4-1 Bruce Taylor Apr 2, 2014

6A Girls had quite a week themselves with 2 athletes being selected as the co- 6A Girls 'Athletes of the Week.  Candace Hill (super frosh) from Rockdale County and Akua Obeng-Akrofi  of Archer HS. These 2 are heading into an ultimate showdown down in Albany in the 100 and 200 meter dashes barring injury. 

6A Boys Team Power Rankings ending 4-1 Bruce Taylor Apr 2, 2014

Shiloh has 5 athletes that are piling up points...and in the crazy web the GHSA weaves upon competition limits they are controlling 6A.  It only takes 3-4 National Elite athletes to win a state title down her in Georgia unfortunately as has been proven for decades due to the archaic GHSA rules. Rockdale, Westlake and Collins Hill are packed up together after Shiloh..  

Track on Fire at the NewRock County Championships Bruce Taylor Mar 28, 2014

Rockdale County is definitely on the map this 2014 Outdoor season after the NewRock County Championships. Candace Hill and Lawrence Crawford were just 'sick' clocking sizzling times in the 100/200 meter dash events for Rockdale County HS!  17 MileSplit National Elite performance standards were met which is unprecedented for this meet. Stay tuned Sports fans...

6A Boys Team Power Rankings thru 3-18 Bruce Taylor Mar 19, 2014

WOW...It couldn't be any closer in the 6A Boys Team Power Rankings..Westlake and Shiloh actually are within scoring parameters and separated by .5 of a point...6A Giant and defending champ Mill Creek is actually about 20 points behind these teams with North Gwinnett a close 4th. with Rockdale County and Peachtree Ridge lurking in the shadows...These rankings were calculated by scoring the rankings as a meet. We scored 12 deep for individuals and 12 deep for relays. For example, for individuals 1st place received 12 points for their team, on down to 1 point for 12th place.

Girls 6A Athletes of the Week 3-3 Bruce Taylor Mar 4, 2014

Beginning with last week's meets from 2-25 thru this past Saturday, Ga.MileSplit will be selecting Track and Field Athletes of the Week.  This article includes Class 6A AOWs who all achieved MileSplit National Silver Elite performances. Super-Frosh Candace Hill from Rockdale County HS has been selected as the 6A Girls Athlete of the Week after her amazing early season double in the 100/200 Meters at the Eagle Icebreaker Invitational.

Meet Records Shattered at the Parkview Invitational Bruce Taylor Feb 23, 2014

Parkview's new 250K Recortan track was flat out torched today as existing meet records were shattered in the very unseasonably mild weather (but don't hold your breathe as next weekend looks to be much colder again) Parkview once again demonstrated how to run a high volume meet clicking off heat after heat in timely fashion on a 6-lane track. 

Heritage-Conyers New Rock Championships Bruce Taylor Oct 19, 2013

Rockdale County swept the top 3 places as Dax Willette won the Newton-Rockdale Co. Championships in 17:37 on an extremely difficult and hilly Sims Elementary School course leading Rockdale to the Boys Team Title with 22 points. Willette's teamates Logan Hull was 2nd in 18:22, Jonathan Butler 3rd in 18:30 and Sulaimane Bangura as 5th at 18:53 besting Heritage, Newton, Eastside, Alcovy, & Salem.    Heritage-Conyers' girls put their top 5 in first 10 positions winning the girls title with 40 points. Leadin the Patriots was Alexia Wilson placing 2nd in 23:08.  Antwonette Thomas of Rockdale won the individual title with a 21:54.

Hot Day on the Track in Albany as 5 Champions Emerge Bruce Taylor May 5, 2012

Walton's Tayla Carter crossed the finish line in 11.63 for the top 100m performance of the day Photo by Pinion Photography Athens Christian Makes it a 3-Peat, Walton outlasts MLK in 5A by 1 Point, Redan Sprints and Hurdles away from SW DeKalb in 4A, GAC blows away everyone in AA scoring in just the sprints and relays and Monroe Albany is too deep again adding another title to their padded resume.