Here is the A Public State meet previw. pictured is Clayton Harvey
Articles with Marion County HS
Here were the 3A, 2A and A Pub Sectional 'AOWS' from last week heading down to Albany.
Should be a good race as A Public has been faster than ever before.
Some major changes as most schools ran in races and reported times this week. Watch List: Hawkinsville, Telfair, Atkinson, Lake Oconee Academy (via MileSplit)
The first week where the majority of the schools ran in races. GMC looks very strong with Gordon Lee being led by Jasper Wilson is trying to close the gap. GMC has had 9 different runners score for the team this year. Runners 3-5 often make the difference at the State Championships. Watch List: Atkinson County, Lake Oconee Academy, Terrell County (via MileSplit)
The school closings kept many schools closed during the early part of the week so many races were cancelled. photo by Daniel McCauley (via MileSplit)
The school closings kept many schools closed early week, but Gordon Lee takes over at #1. (via MileSplit)
Here is a preview of the A Public Girls meet to be held in Albany (as usual for A Public)
Here are the A Public Boys and Girls Top Athletes from Region Madness. pictured is Hunter Kimball of Georgia Military
Here is the GHSA A Public State Meet Preview including Post Region Team Rankings
(via MileSplit) In Week 8, Terrell County moves up to 4th and Washington Wilkes rises to 7th.
Top remain solid. Third podium spot up for grabs.(via MileSplit)
Week 7 A Public Girls rankings. Top two unchanged. Third podium spot up for grabs. (via MileSplit)
GMC top, Gordon Lee makes big splash at Darlington CC Festival. (via MileSplit)
(via MileSplit)After Week 5, Towns County and Commerce are looking like the teams to beat after a close race at Cookies n' Quotes.
All of the top 10 squads in A Public have at least 1 race in this Fall. Georgia Military Boys are beginning to look like the team to beat. Towns County is on top for the Girls.
Here is the A Public pre-season preview and rankings.
Georgia Military poured it on Saturday, making it a 3peat for the Lady Cadets. photo by Daniel McCauley
Here is a Virtual State Meet for A Public Girls based on Sectionals & Area meets 1600/3200. Will Georgia Military 3peat? photo by Matt Almand.
And..here are the A Public 'Athletes of the Week' ending 4/3. (file photo Daniel McCauley)
Here are the A Public Girls Virtual Team Power Rankings thru 4-5. (photo by Daniel McCauley)
Here are the A Private and A Public 'Athletes of the Week' ending 3/19.
Towns County, like in 2014, Sweep the A Public Team and Individual Titles. Hannah Whitehead defends the Overall as well.
A Public Girls will also get their due Saturday at the GHSA State Championships. Commerce edged defending State Champ Towns County at the Area 4 meet.
Here are this past week's 'Runners of the Week' from each Class.
The A Public girls, like A Private, basically had prelims at the Sectionals. There were no 1600/3200 meter events contested so those athletes should be rested and ready to pr in relatively cool weather for Albany in May. There are 4 schools with a legit shot at becoming team champs including Gordon Lee, Commerce and Georgia Military Prep (GMAC) who have squared off the past 2 weekends and feisty Marion County of Area 1. On a Power ranking calculated a few minutes ago, Gordon Lee and Commerce are in a dead heat.
A Public Sectionals were held way down south in Camilla and the meet enjoyed a nice turnout with some real Spring weather and gnats recalling memories of childhood. There was some great competition on both sides to qualify to State (especially the Boys Sprints as Raytez Jenkins of Central Talbotton blazed the host Eagles newly resurfaced track in the 100/200 meter races. McKinley West provided some home cookin' for the locals pushing Jenkins in both events...the TJ competition was intense with 3 Boys going 45+ including top q'r Jackyron Young from Irwin County. Dooly County, GMC, Terrell County, Hancock Central, Central Talbotton, Mitchell County and Commerce Q'd many athletes. On the Girls side Gordon Lee was dominant in the Field Events and should score big in Albany with 9 individual entries and 2 relay squads. Marion County advanced 11 athletes and both relay squads, Commerce advanced 11 athletes and 1 relay squad and GMC will have 11 chances to score. One sad note was witnessing the heartbreak of Mt. Zion Carrollton's Corrssia Perry upon finding out she was DQ'd in the 400m for a 'lane violation'. But, she came back strong a couple hours later qualifying 1st in the 200 meters much to her credit.
It must be frustrating for coaches in A Public to get the best athletes in their respective schools to give Track and Field a whirl. Commerce, Georgia Military Prep, Marion County, Claxton, Portal, Turner County and Gordon Lee q'd the most athletes for Sectionals. No Elite performance standards were met by A Public Girls at the Area meets. Friday and Saturday's conditions at Area 4 were not conducive for pr's...